A 24-hour gym in Merewether and a new childcare centre in Adamstown are among development applications before Newcastle City Council.
CWG Property has lodged plans for a 24-hour gym at the new Oceans Reach apartment complex on the corner of Llewellyn and Merewether Streets.
In Adamstown, a developer, Trevor Bice, has submitted a $2.3 million DA to build a long day care centre for up to 113 children.
The centre, which will have 33 parking spaces, is in a bush setting at the top end of Brunker Road, near the Pacific Highway.
Also in Brunker Road, developers have lodged modified plans for a five-storey, 20-unit development at No.106, one of a host of apartment complexes springing up in an area identified as an urban growth corridor.
In Albert Street, Islington, the curved-roof Islington RSL Memorial Hall will make way for eight three-storey townhouses under a $2.6 million plan lodged last week.
At The Junction, two developments barely metres apart reflect a shift towards higher population densities in Newcastle’s suburbs.
The two projects, both three storeys high, are at 12 Farquhar Street and on the corner of Kenrick and Farquhar streets.
The council is also weighing up plans for eight three-storey townhouses on a steeply sloping block at 42-44 Grayson Avenue, Kotara.
At 256 Darby Street, opposite Howzat, Shaddock Architects have designed a distinctive eight-unit development for Aranik Investments.
Another eye-catching design at 285 Glebe Road, Merewether, comprises six three-bedroom units and a single one-bedroom unit.
Among DAs approved in the past month are $4.3 million modifications to a vacant building in the Steel River industrial estate at Mayfield West to house a new Grainery Christian Network church with a 585-seat auditorium.
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