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Photos | Five-storey apartment blocks to replace three blocks of flats next to The Wall

The transformation of Prince Street next to The Wall at Cronulla from old, two-storey blocks of flats housing mainly surfers to five-storey luxury apartments is a step closer to completion.

Three adjoining blocks of flats at the top of Prince Street will be demolished and replaced by 15 apartments under plans lodged with Sutherland Shire Council.

The existing buildings at 5,7 and 9 Prince Street, next to the council car park, are described as "dilapidated" in the development application (DA).

Artist's impression of the new development. Picture: DA

Artist's impression of the new development. Picture: DA

The estimated construction cost is $22.6 million.

Access to basement parking in the new development will be via a driveway in Mitchell Road.

The DA acknowledges neighbouring properties will be impacted by shadowing, view loss and potential privacy issues.

Privacy impacts were mitigated by the design, while the loss of views for one property was "an inevitable and unavoidable consequence of any reasonable development of the site consistent with the outcomes from contemporary developments to the south in Prince Street," the DA said.

The transformation of Prince Street was driven by the council's 2015 local environmental plan (LEP).

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