PHOTOS | New apartments to be built opposite Cronulla beach include four penthouses with swimming pools

The proposed new development in Gerrale Street. Picture: DA

The proposed new development in Gerrale Street. Picture: DA

This is the luxury development proposed to replace four blocks of old flats opposite Cronulla beach, which sold early this year for $54 million.

Two buildings, nine and 10 storeys high, will include shops at ground level and 63 apartments, four of which will be penthouses with swimming pools.

The proposed new development in Gerrale Street. Picture: DA

The proposed new development in Gerrale Street. Picture: DA

A development application (DA) for the Gerrale Street project, which has an estimated construction cost of nearly $29 million, has been lodged with Sutherland Shire Council.

The existing units, which will be demolished. Picture: Chris Lane

The existing units, which will be demolished. Picture: Chris Lane

“The proposed development introduces a modern yet contextually responsive building form that will contribute to the provision of high quality building stock within the locality, while also minimising environmental impacts,” the DA said.

The proposed unit configuration is 10 one-bedroom, 31 two-bedroom and 33 three-bedroom.

Minimum unit sizes are 51 square metres for a one-bedroom unit, 92 square metres for two bedrooms and 145 square metres for three bedroom.

“Each dwelling within the development will be provided with private open space either in the form of a podium terrace, balcony, roof terrace or a combination or multiple of these,” the DA said.

“Four of the 3 bedroom units are penthouses, located at Level 8 with each having rooftop access to private open spaces with pools and the ability to convert the provided media room to a fourth bedroom if desired.”

The DA said modifications had been made to the plans in response to issues raised in a formal pre-DA meeting with the council.

”The proposal achieves an appropriate built form in terms of scale, proportions and building composition having regard to surrounding development and the existing and desired future character of the area,” the DA said.

The proposed new development in Gerrale Street. Picture: DA

The proposed new development in Gerrale Street. Picture: DA

“Appropriate landscaping will be provided around the site, comprising a mixture of trees, shrub, ground cover and climber species.

“Boundary, podium and planter vegetation has been designed to provide privacy screening from adjoining development and to enhance the visual amenity of the development when viewed from the streetscape and nearby development.

“The proposal is permissible with development consent and performs favourably in relation to the relevant aims, objectives and development standards of the relevant environmental planning instruments and associated development control plan.”

The DA said vehicles would enter the development from Surf Road.

Location, location: The one and two bedroom flats (in red), are set to be replaced by nine and storey blocks with apartments above ground level shops. Picture: supplied

Location, location: The one and two bedroom flats (in red), are set to be replaced by nine and storey blocks with apartments above ground level shops. Picture: supplied

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