BY CHARLOTTE LLOYD 

Lake Macquarie Council has approved a seniors housing development comprising of 66 self-care dwellings and eight residential care facility beds following Tuesday’s meeting. 

The approval follows significant opposition from residents along Hillsborough Road, Warner’s Bay. 

The submissions received in response to the application objected to the proposal put forth by the council and detailed concerns about the reduced amount of parking, lighting, fire and flood possibilities, building height, privacy impacts and increased traffic flow. 

Council staff have said the application meets all requirements from Transport NSW and the Rural Fire Service. 

Councilors Kevin Baker and Kay Fraser who supported the application said they acknowledge the public concern but there is need for the development in the area.

The Concept Plan approved at Warners Bay