After years in the planning, the final vision for Warnervale Town Centre has been unveiled, and the concept has come together to create a self-contained community hub of affordable housing, parklands, retail, commercial and community facilities.
It’s the vision of developers, Lirun Developments Pty Ltd, and Sales Agent, Dan Ahearn, says this “exciting and innovative” development, Hilltop Park, at Sparks Rd, Woongarrah, will come together over 10 stages.
“There will be both premium and affordable residential housing sites, as well as modern central retail and community facilities, to create the most exciting community hub the Central Coast has seen for decades,” he said.
“At the centre of this master precinct development, will be a retail and commercial area with a proposed supermarket, long-term day care centre, child play centre, medical centre and pharmacy, and other shops and professional offices.
“A family tavern at the top of the hill is also planned with an extensive beer garden where patrons can sit in the sunshine with their family enjoying meals and drinks while soaking in the expansive views of the mountains to the west and south, and the lakes and ocean to the east.
Ahearn said adjacent the shopping and commercial precinct and family tavern, would be the 5.2 ha Hilltop Parklands.
“This huge open space area will include a cycling track, a separate walking/jogging track, playing fields, proposed netball courts, multiple barbecue facilities and recreational facilities, together with a viewing platform to take in the views of the entire region,” Ahearn said.
“The focus of both the developer and Central Coast Council is to provide a high-end quality recreational parklands amenity for families and the broader community.
“It is also proposed to have an area within the park celebrating the heritage and culture of the traditional owners of the land.”
Ahearn said that stages one to four are approved and already developed and comprise 140 residential blocks of land.
“About 60 percent of stage 1 has been sold, stage 2 will be released to the market in about a month, and then stages 3 and 4.
“Many of the lots are designed specifically to accommodate affordable housing lots so as to ensure that the opportunity to live within Hilltop Park is available to everyone.”
Central Coast Council has approved Stage 5, the commercial and retail sector, and ground works are expected to start by the end of the year.
The parklands will be developed after the release of Stage 6 housing.
Future land releases for housing are yet to be approved but will be “straight forward development applications,” Ahearn said.
Media release May 31