Four-storey childcare on the way for the Sutherland Shire

by Freya Lucas

February 20

The Sutherland Shire could soon be home to a four-storey childcare centre, should a recent application submitted to the Sutherland Shire Council go ahead, local news source St George and Sutherland Shire Leader has said

 

Catering to 107 children aged from birth to six years of age, plans for the centre show it being located in a new  high-rise residential area on Taren Point Road, next to Caringbah High School, with operating hours from 7am to 6pm. 

 

The development application for the project, set to be built at 288 Taren Point Road, lists construction costs of $1.37 million, and shows the site being currently occupied by a one-storey house.

 

While the four storey building seems in-congruent with its current use, a number of other applications for five story apartment blocks have been submitted for the same area, which is zoned as R4

 

In R4 zones, childcare centres are permitted with consent, providing they complement the existing and future residential character of the surrounding area, the application noted.

 

Plans for the build show three indoor and four outdoor playing areas, a kitchen, and dedicated laundering facilities. 20 of the licenced places would be taken by children aged birth to two years of age, 30 children aged between two and three years, and 57 children aged between three and six years, complimented by 17 educators and one manager. 

 

Provision for 27 off street car parking spaces is included in the plans, shown on two basement levels, with 13 spaces for staff, and 14 for parents or guests, one of which would be an accessible parking space.

 

A traffic study was submitted along with the application, which estimated that the development would generate 88 morning peak vehicle trips, a number “considered to be acceptable and of low impact on existing flows on the surrounding road network”.

 

To review the associated development application, please see here. For the original coverage of this story, as produced by St George and Sutherland Shire Leader please see here

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