Resident submission leads to comment period extension
Central Coast Council has extended the public comment period for a development proposal for a $3 million six-unit block of flats in Brickwharf Rd, Woy Woy, for a month.
The extension is the second time the council has extended the advertising period for a multi-unit development on the Peninsula in the last two months.
In both cases, submissions from residents claimed anomalies existed in the council's planning portal.
In this case, the public comment period for the development at 75 Brickwharf Rd was advertised as between Friday, June 18, and Friday, July 16.
Mr Frank Wiffen of Woy Woy made a submission on July 13 stating: "There are no documents online on which to base a submission."
Mr Wiffen provided a screenshot of the council's planning portal.
"The Peninsula News also reported this situation on June 25," he said.
"Please put the documents online and re-advertise."
The following day, July 14, Mr Wiffen was advised: "The documents are now available on Council's website and the advertising period extended for another 28 days, with the end date now being August 13."
While the public comment period has been extended, Mr Wiffen's submission does not appear on the planning portal.
DA Tracker, 23 Jul 2021
DA 61806, Central Coast Council