New South Wales

Land rezoned at Lake Munmorah to support $21m retail development

THE NSW Government yesterday announced that an eight hectare site at Lake Munmorah, on the Central Coast, has been rezoned to support plans for a new $21 million shopping centre.

Planning Minister Tony Kelly said six hectares of the Pacific Highway site has been rezoned from an investigation precinct to a business centre zone, with the remaining two hectares at the northern end zoned 7(a) conservation.

The 10,000 square metre shopping centre is proposed to be constructed in two stages. Stage one will include a Woolworths supermarket, 10-15 specialty shops, a medical centre, car parking and a petrol station. Stage two includes provision for an additional 5,000 square metres of retail floor space in the future.

Mr Kelly said Woolworths would fund construction of shared pedestrian cycle ways connecting the Village Centre to nearby schools and residents.

"While the rezoning does not give approval for construction, it means a development application is now able to be lodged with Wyong Shire Council," Mr Kelly said.

Member for Swansea, Robert Coombs, said the project has the potential to service an increasing demand for services on the Central Coast.

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