THE NSW Government has approved an amendment to the Lake Macquarie local environmental plan (LEP) to provide for additional housing and support an expansion of Avondale College.
Planning Minister Tony Kelly said the rezoning would provide land for 120 houses and allow for five hectares of extra land to expand the College. "The rezoning is good news for people living in and around Lake Macquarie because this will increase availability of affordable and moderately priced housing close to the emerging regional centre of Morisset," Mr Kelly said.
The plan covers the following sites:
- Highland Avenue, Cooranbong – rezones 19 hectares to allow for a mixture of 100 dwelling houses with some larger blocks and conservation area;
- Newport Road and land off Avondale Road, Cooranbong – rezones 16 hectares for a mixture of 20 houses and conservation areas; and
- Central Road (Avondale College) Cooranbong – rezones five hectares to allow for student accommodation and ancillary uses at the college campus.
The proposed developers of the two residential sites will be required to provide State infrastructure contributions.
A development control plan must be adopted by Council before consent is granted for development or subdivision.