The Hunter Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel has tonight approved the the $300 million development of Lakeside Plaza at The Entrance a week after Wyong Council approved the development.
Rising to 113.8m, the development will comprise of two towers with a shopping centre, 478 residential units, a 108-room hotel, a restaurant, multipurpose function space, and 1434 parking spaces.
The work will be done in stages with development approval needed for each stage, starting with the retail centre which will include Coles Supermarket, with work to go on around the existing centre.
Lakeside Plaza owner Bob Dunnet told the Express Advocate that he had been waiting 30 years for this. Mr Dunnet said the town needed a huge boost and the redevelopment would be the catalyst for that.
Only one resident of The Entrance attended the meeting at Wyong Council chambers and complained that the towers would overshadow homes.