The Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel have given the green light to the first stage of the $388 million Trinity Point Marina.
The approval means that the marina’s first 94 berths, along with a building, car park and landscaping can now be built at the site.
The next stage, which is expected to submitted to council before the end of 2015, will see 250 luxury tourist and residential apartments, a luxury hotel, restaurant, function centre, day spa and infinity pool built at the site.
Developer Keith Johnson said,“Council made it clear that they wanted a true tourist destination and an employment hub, not just a new residential estate at the site, and after five years of heavy discussions we made the decision to build the marina and the dream of Trinity Point was born.
“The community has known for years that we were working hard to make this dream a reality. These plans were in place before we sold a single block of land, so the approval to build the first stage of the marina is very, very exciting,” he said.
Johnson Property Group will now get a construction certificate, with work anticipated to start later this year.
Once complete, Trinity Point will boast a 188 berth marina, which will be one of the most environmentally friendly facilities of its kind in Australia. It will be complimented by a foreshore boardwalk that has 280 degree views of the lake and will open up the lakefront for all residents, tourists, guests and the community to enjoy.