Amendment allows earlier start on Umina Mall site
The development approval for the complex replacing Umina Mall has been amended so that construction can start sooner.
Central Coast Council has approved a section 4.55(1A) application to modify the conditions of consent to its original approval, so that construction could start before "Roads Act approval" had been finalised.
Development consent was issued to Laundy Exhibition Pty Ltd for a mixed commercial, retail and residential development to replace the existing Umina Mall at 357-363 Ocean Beach Rd.
"The amendments proposed are to allow the issue of Construction Certificates prior to the
approval of the road works required ... and will not result in any changes to the
approved building design," said planning consultants ADW Johnson.
The amendment allows in-ground civil and utility services works, foundations and substructure for buildings, carpark and associated access and circulation areas, and building floor slabs to top of floor level to proceed.
The council approval previously prevented a construction certificate for Building A being issued before the Roads Act approval.
"This impacts construction efficiencies as construction of the building works will occur for all buildings simultaneously.
"To delay this for Building A will remove construction efficiencies, delaying the project and adding significant construction costs as contractors will have to come to site separately for Building A."
The amendment was "substantially the same as that originally approved by Council", the consultants said.
DA Tracker, 5 Nov 2021
DA37199, Central Coast Council