Wadalba land to be allocated for new ECEC service | Sector

Wadalba land to be allocated for new ECEC service

by Freya Lucas

June 10, 2021

Central Coast Council has received plans to subdivide a parcel of New South Wales land, at 225 Johns Rd, Wadalba, into two lots, with one being the location for a new early childhood education and care (ECEC) service.

 

The larger of the two lots, measuring 2,867 sq m, has been cleared, and will be the location of the proposed service, while an existing residence will remain on the smaller block, which measures 2,133 sq m. 

 

Plans show a single storey ECEC service catering for up to 100 children, with operating hours between 6:30am and 6:30 pm, Monday to Friday, with 17 educators to care for them. 

 

The Statement of Environment Effects (SEE) notes “a strong, unfilled demand for early childhood services” in the region, with the location of the proposed centre being close to Wadalba Community School and Tacoma Public School.

 

Along with the building the ECEC service will have an indoor/outdoor play space, 25 car parks and all vehicles moving in a forward direction for drop-off and pick-up onsite.

 

Building footprint is 28 percent of the site, below the maximum permitted at 35 per cent, with front setbacks ranging from 12.6 m to 16.7 m, eastern boundary at 3.2 m, western boundary 7.05 m and 13.5 m at the rear, local news source Coast Community News shared

 

A Noise Assessment submitted as part of the SEE indicates that the impact on adjoining properties would be at an acceptable level, with fencing, screening and landscaping to ease impact on neighbours, along with a footpath to be built along Johns Rd in front of the service.

 

The subdivision and childcare centre, at an estimated total cost of $2.9M, is permissible under the R2 low density zoning under Wyong Local Environmental Plan 2013 and there are no prohibitions under the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036.

 

The proposal, DA 468/2021, is open for public submissions until 21 June.

 

To read the original coverage of this story, please see here

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