$100M Plans for former Gosford Quarry Site overhauled

BUT is that enough?

HOW sad … they just cannot leave any place alone ... the natural setting of Gosford is so beautiful, but for how long now? The ridges to be cluttered with cutterbox development …

Like cats devilopers mark their territory … or like dogs on a walk …

Notice the developer hails from the well-known Meriton Street in Gladesville …

Development consent was previously granted by Gosford City Council in 2004 for a residential flat building with 178 units … then increased to 262 … now reduced to 237 …

Pinnacle is soon to begin another apartment project down the road for a 97-apartment development at 86 John Whiteway Drive.

WE have it on good information that a month ago Gosford was nearing OVERSUPPLY … with a number of apartment developments nearing the market together …

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$100m plans for former Gosford quarry site get an overhaul

A $100 million residential tower block proposed on the ridge overlooking Gosford is back on public exhibition once again with changes to apartment numbers, parking and more.

Fiona Killman, Central Coast Express AdvocateSubscriber only|January 6, 2020 4:15pm

Artists impressions of a proposed DA at 89 John Whiteway Drive in Gosford
Artists impressions of a proposed DA at 89 John Whiteway Drive in Gosford

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A $100m residential tower proposed on the former sandstone quarry site in Gosford is back on public exhibition.

The proposed development at 87-89 John Whiteway Drive has been scaled down once again with a reduction in apartment numbers from 262 to 237 as well as a significantly smaller basement with carparking numbers dropping from 587 to 340.

Each of the five low-rise towers have a reduced footprint along with increased space between blocks.

Changes have also been made to communal spaces and the aesthetics of the development to be built on the ridge overlooking Gosford.

Aerial view of development site at 87-89 John Whiteway Drive, Gosford.
Aerial view of development site at 87-89 John Whiteway Drive, Gosford.

The plan initially proposed 299 apartments and was scaled down to 262 in January 2019 after receiving community objections around overshadowing, construction noise, traffic, parking and lack of public space for children to play.

*The latest changes to the site, owned by Pinnacle Construction Group, will be on exhibition until February 3.

The complex is proposed to be built in three stages starting with the basement carpark, followed by three blocks and then the final two blocks along with a swimming pool and communal areas. There will be a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom units.

Artists impression of a proposed DA.
Artists impression of a proposed DA.
John Whiteway Drive: Gosford Sandstone quarry about 1960. Picture: Central Coast Libraries Gostalgia.
John Whiteway Drive: Gosford Sandstone quarry about 1960. Picture: Central Coast Libraries Gostalgia.

Development consent was previously granted by Gosford City Council in 2004 for a residential flat building with 178 units.


The application will be decided by the Hunter Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel.

Meanwhile, construction is set to begin down the road on Gosford’s most notorious and longest running hole.

Last November, Pinnacle Construction Group confirmed construction will begin on a $60 million 97-apartment development at 86 John Whiteway Drive.

Artists impression of the proposed development at 86 John Whiteway Drive.
Artists impression of the proposed development at 86 John Whiteway Drive.

Pinnacle purchased the site in June 2018 and have been carrying out cleaning and clearing works and making small modifications to the plans.

*The group’s funding principal Joe Bechara told the Express the development would be similar to the existing approved plans, however the building was being reduced from 11 storeys to 10 to allow more floor to ceiling space and to comply with fire regulations.*

He said the group would completely clean the site before construction, including removing existing pipe works and footings laid by previous failed developments which are around 15 years old.

“We’re going to pull it up and start fresh,” he said.

Aerial view of Gosford. Photograph: Carly Earl/The Guardian

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Photograph: The Real Estate Conversation; view from the top overlooking the city and the Bay

SOURCE: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-coast/100m-plans-for-former-gosford-quarry-site-get-an-overhaul/news-story/ef65076406d013d98d073fd9c89b03ff

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