137 Ocean Road and the adjoining section of Frederick Street zoned as residential land since at least 1984 and 2004 respectively. Both also classified as operational land since 1993 under the Local Government Act.
Council authorised commencement of a road closure application and public consultation process to close the adjoining section of Frederick Street.
Council endorsed the road closure, consolidation and sale of the residential lot 137 Ocean Road.
Community consultation on Local Strategic Planning Statement identified diverse housing as a priority for the City’s growth.
Community consultation on Housing Strategy to accommodate population growth and demand for dwellings suited to smaller households.
Council adopted the Local Strategic Planning Statement.
Council adopted Lake Macquarie Housing Strategy.
dWELL project created in line with Local Strategic Planning Statement and Housing Strategy priorities of:
- facilitating infill opportunities for housing
- accommodating and guiding housing design and innovation
- supporting the supply of sustainable and affordable housing
Competition reference site identified following a review of Council’s operational land holdings.
dWELL competition launched:
- Adjoining residents notified
- Independent, qualified judging panel selected
August - December 2020
Proactively met with interested stakeholders to provide additional information about the project.
Winning designs announced.
April 2021 and beyond
Council staff to work with the winners to develop their design further, for this or another site in Lake Macquarie.