Modifications costed at almost $2.6 million are expected to provide better shopping centre access in George St, Woy Woy.
Deepwater Plaza is building a second entry point and public corridor from George St and will open new shop fronts onto George St.
The works will include a new pedestrian access for tenants from Railway St.
External pedestrian circulation space will be upgraded, including changes to road alignments and footpaths.
Three car spaces and an obsolete loading dock will be repurposed to create a new tenant entrance.
A continuous awning will be erected over the footpath.
Other internal adjustments involve the construction of internal partition walls to create four new tenancies in addition to a space for Service NSW which is already under way.
The internal adjustments are contained within the existing building envelope and do not increase floor space.
New stairs will be installed for access to the existing mezzanine level, along with minor adjustments to the configuration of the mezzanine level.
The proposal has been approved by council under delegated authority.
Centre manager Ms Marcelle Proper said Deepwater Plaza continued to evolve and to cater to the growing needs of the local community.
“We’re excited to introduce a new entrance located at the northern end of George St,’’ she said.
“The new entrance will offer improved connectivity to Woy Woy train station, Railway St and the multi-deck carpark on George St, as well as providing easy access to the soon to open Service NSW and other stores at the northern end of the mall.
“A number of new retailer spaces will also be introduced along George St and we look forward to announcing the new retailers in due course.’’
DA Tracker, 21 May 2019
DA 55564, Central Coast Council
Media Statement, 21 May 2019
Marcelle Proper, Deepwater Plaza