Skip Navigation Links.
Collapse Issue 537:<br />7 Feb 2022<br />_____________Issue 537:
7 Feb 2022
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
More medium and high density housing proposed
Details of new ambulance station 'inadequate' - Tesch
Community views about local newspapers surveyed
Banner policy move follows Australia Day request
Council defends its use of the Australian flag
Council to pursue special rates variation application
The Bays group to hold annual meeting
Woy Woy man on drink charges after falling overboard
Rotary club raises $2500 through bingo
Two books for CWA book club
Monthly car boot sale planned
Whale tail sculptures restored
Uniting Church service online
Cooking competition winners
Ferry diverted
Appeal raises $2000 for hall maintenance
Christmas display raises $2600 for charity
Supported playgroup at Mingaletta
Bays group gets its own QR code
Rotary club celebrates 46 years
Rotary holds relaxed social evening
Rotary appeal accepts donations for Tonga
Another two 'for the Peninsula'
Waiting list started for opening night tickets
Rain over three days nears January total
Housing strategy aims for 25 per cent increase
Better than increasing Peninsula housing density?
Housing strategy report provides Peninsula profile
Housing discussion: the questions
Proposal for four apartments on The Esplanade
Residents object to Timbertop Dr tree removal
Portal problems acknowledged
Resubmitted Ferry Rd application lacks documentation
Dual occupancy open for comment without plans
Pearl Beach secondary dwelling set back from lagoon
Housing discussion paper deserves factual response
Nature's forces give a glimpse of the future
Headline accurately predicts the future
Fast train: Keep election promises within cooee of reality
Active coronavirus cases reported drop below 600
Aged care home comes out of lockdown in stages
School community member tests positive
Hospital prepares for expansion
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Little Theatre plans short play festival
Woy Woy South swimming carnival on Wednesday
Drive through collection for rapid antigen tests
Continuing as Ettalong relieving principal
Karen Wardlaw takes on principal role at Umina Beach
New staff start at Woy Woy South
Year 7 camp postponed
Brisbane Water wins interclub bridge event
Men's Fours championship won
Bridge club holds red point events
A gala day of bowls, barbecue and raffle
Family discounts for board riders
Jacob qualifies with personal best
Delayed Major Pairs championship finally played
Back in the water for the Iron Series
Southern Spirit cricket results
Significant milestones for Ben and William
First Aid teams win gold
Umina Bunnies hold junior registration days
Netball association seeks expressions of interest
Roosters junior training starts
Thomson stays on as media contact
Veteran singles



Housing strategy report provides Peninsula profile

The Central Coast Housing Strategy Existing Conditions Report used the council's "social planning districts", of which the Peninsula is one, "where local analysis has been undertaken".

Details provided in the report provide a profile of the Peninsula, both in its own right and in comparison to other areas of the Central Coast.

The report is currently open for comment.

The report identified the Peninsula as one centre where the elderly population is "most concentrated".

"Residents aged 50 years and older are the fastest growing age group, which made up 33 per cent of the Central Coast population in 2001, growing to 41 per cent of the population in 2016.

"This population was most concentrated in the Peninsula (among other) areas.

"Data available from Inside AirBNB indicates that there are significant volumes of larger residences in coastal areas being used as short-term rental accommodation, which would further exacerbate occupancy rates.

"The impact of this is most pronounced in the Coastal, Peninsula and Then Entrance districts."

"Those dwellings identified as unoccupied were significantly clustered, with four districts recording occupancy rates above the average, the Coastal District (21 per cent unoccupied), The Entrance (20 per cent unoccupied), Mountains (18 per cent) and Peninsula (14 per cent) and are likely to be associated with holiday accommodation and second homes."

The report noted: "At the 2016 Census, the largest social planning district by population was The Peninsula (36,119 residents).

The Peninsula was not shown as among the most densely populated, perhaps because around half the district included Brisbane Water National Park which is unpopulated."

The Peninsula shared a high median age of around 46 with three other districts.

"Residents aged 65 and older were most concentrated in the Toukley (27.9 per cent), Northern Lakes (26.9 per cent) and Peninsula (26.5 per cent) districts.

"The concentration in The Peninsula district was matched by the highest total of 1345 residents aged 65 and over requiring assistance with core activities.

"Medium density dwellings ... are found in established centres along the coast and inland, most significantly in Gosford Central (34 per cent), The Entrance (30 per cent) and The Peninsula (29 per cent)."

Medium density dwellings were defined as "all semi-detached, row, terrace, townhouses and villa units, plus flats and apartments in blocks of one or two storeys, and flats attached to houses".

"Gosford Central recorded the highest proportion of lone person households, with 35.6 per cent of all households, followed by the Peninsula, The Entrance and Toukley districts all on approximately 31 per cent, above the LGA average of 28.3 per cent.

"There was extreme divergence in median household incomes between the districts.

"Toukley ($954), Gorokan ($1,024) and the Peninsula ($1,049) districts recorded the lowest median household incomes.

"Some districts medians were more than twice that of others, reinforcing the very different socioeconomic natures of their respective communities.

"The social planning districts with the most significant proportions of rental dwellings were Gosford Central (30 per cent), The Entrance (29 per cent) and the Peninsula (27 per cent).

"Of these, Gorokan recorded the highest proportion (42 per cent) of rental properties in stress.

"The Peninsula and Toukley districts were slightly below on 40 per cent.

"These were all well above the Central Coast average of 36 per cent."

The report used liveability measures which showed "a notable preponderance of areas with high liveability scores in the Peninsula".

"This district is an established urban area, with a relatively (even?) distribution of services and centres of various sizes over its area, affording good access to services and amenities overall.

"The area benefits from access to significant waterways, beaches and other natural assets."

Feedback will be accepted by Central Coast Council until February 28.

Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.

Sign up here
to be notified
of the next


     Phone 4342 5333     Email us. Copyright © 2022 The Peninsula's Own News Service Inc ABN 76 179 701 372    PO Box 585 Woy Woy NSW 2256