GSA Planning has had a long involvement with the Prince Henry site since Landcom first contemplated purchasing the site for redevelopment purposes. Being involved in the due diligence report prior to purchase, we subsequently formed an integral part in the multi disciplinary master planning team. Our company prepared: the planning report; the social plan; the traffic and parking reports; the Local Environmental Plan (LEP); the Development Control Plan (DCP); the Section 94 Plan and the Planning Agreement. Subsequent acquisition by Landcom of adjoining lands resulted in the review reappraisal and revision of this documentation over a period of time.
GSA Planning also provided planning advice and prepared planning and traffic reports for a number of other development sites at Prince Henry. These included: the relocation of the helicopter base; the two blocks for age care apartments; and the hostel to be managed by St. Luke’s. Subsequently, GSA Planning has been involved in numerous development applications where we have provided planning, design, traffic and heritage advice on existing and proposed building for the subject site.
Some more interesting details about the site:
• In 2000, the site was earmarked to become a master planned community;
• The site ‘comprises 85 hectares, bounded by Harvey Street, Jennifer Street, Anzac Parade and the new Little Bay Cove residential community under development to the north, and the Coast Golf Course to the east’ (Prince Henry Community);
• 20% of the site has been developed – ‘the remainder retained in public ownership – preserved as parks, bushland and walking areas, all designed to protect endangered native plant species’ (Prince Henry Community);
• ‘Residential options include detached houses, townhouses, apartment blocks and aged care facilities’ (Prince Henry Community);
• A number of community groups are located on the site, such as Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses’ Association and the Coast Centre; Surf Life Saving Australia and the Aboriginal Health College;
• A museum is provided in Flower Ward 1 and a community use is provided in Flower Ward 2; and
• A retail strip provides a supermarket, cafes, a medical practice, a dentist and a real estate agent (Prince Henry Community).
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