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Plans to support a vibrant town centre in Forster can proceed to public exhibition, following a Gateway determination issued by the Department of Planning and Environment.

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Monica Gibson, Director Regions, Hunter and Central Coast said the proposed changes would enliven the area with a cinema, hotel, shops and restaurants, in proximity to the waterfront.


“The proposal also includes a library, community space, a supermarket, childcare centre, a gym, and a visitor information centre for tourists,” Ms Gibson said.

“These plans could see the creation of 260 new jobs for the town and would also provide 145 homes for seniors.”
“This planning proposal has enough strategic merit to be publicly exhibited by Mid-Coast Council which will allow the community to have their say,” Ms Gibson said.

“If approved, this planning proposal would amend the council’s Local Environmental Plan by increasing the maximum building height limits and floor space ratios at the corner of Lake and West Streets.

“A separate development application (DA) would need to be approved before any development can actually take place on the site.

“The council intends to prepare and exhibit a DA alongside the planning proposal to give the community the full picture of the proposed changes to Forster town centre.

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