Parking no issue at units

The site at 13 Hobsons Gate already has a shortfall of three car bays but the new proposal requires an extra 20 bays, increasing the shortfall to 23.

The extra 20 bays can be installed on Chesapeake Way as on-street bays for $130,000.

The applicant proposes to pay the City $130,000 for the installation.

Parking improvements and streetscape upgrades on Chesapeake Way are scheduled for the 2016-17 financial year and the installation can be considered as part of this.

�In the interim, parking for the site is not considered to be an issue as nine of the 15 units are yet to be sold so the site is unlikely to operate at full capacity for some time,� a council report said.

After the installation of the 20 bays, the car parking will be considered sufficient to accommodate the proposed medical centres and other land uses approved within the development.

A prospective buyer is looking to operate a dental practice with two practitioners from one of the units, while the owner is looking to sell the remaining two units to allow another two practitioners to operate from each unit, totalling six practitioners on site at one time.

One of the conditions of approval is that no more than two practitioners operate from each unit at any given time.