Development application lodged for 104-place service on NSW Central Coast
Plans for a 104-place early childhood education and care service at the site of 2 Wyreema Rd, Warnervale have been lodged with the New South Wales Central Coast Council.
The service will operate on weekdays from 7 am to 6 pm, with a core staff of 17 who will educate and care for children from six weeks to five years of age. There will be 20 places for children aged up to two; 30 places for the two to three age group and 54 places for children aged three to five.
To accommodate the service, the plans outline that the existing residence, metal sheds, driveway and some of the trees will be removed on the 2,1548 sqm block.
26 car parks are provided for in the plan, including 12 for staff and an accessible space, with vehicular access to and from Wyreema Rd via a 5.8 m wide driveway and one-way movement from entry to exit.
A Statement of Environment Effects (SEE) tendered with the application outlines the site’s suitability for a long day care service, noting that it is walking distance from Warnervale train station and bus services to Tuggerah, Lake Haven and Wyong, close to a neighbourhood shop, local schools, parks and sports fields and emerging residential estates.
To remain in keeping with the residential feel of the area, the proposed service has been designed to minimise impact to its neighbours, in terms of privacy, acoustics and overshadowing.
Plans show that the service has appropriate setbacks from neighbouring properties, acoustic fencing and landscaped screening, especially along the frontage and eastern boundaries.
Outdoor play times and the number of children outside at any given time will also be a feature of the service to minimise the impact on neighbouring properties.
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