Is the Forster-Tuncurry skyline about to change?

The site of the proposed 12-storey building.
The site of the proposed 12-storey building.

A group of local residents is preparing to argue their case against approval to develop a 12-storey residential housing complex in Reserve Road, Forster.

The 54-unit structure would now reach 40.4 metres, more than 10 metres higher than the original planned 30 metre or eight level building.

Residents are concerned if MidCoast Council approves the development application (DA) it will set a precedent to increase height restrictions for future building projects in the Great Lakes. 

Council received seven submission relating to the project.

The matter will be debated at tomorrow’s MidCoast Council strategic committee meeting, Forster Council Chambers from 10am October 10.

Senior town planner, Petula Bowden put forward a summary of recommendation: That development application 229/2018 for a residential flat building on lots 246, 247 and 266, DP 753168 be approved subject to the conditions contained in annexure A to this report.

The report is available on the MidCoast Council website.