With the Central Coast population set to increase by 75,000 by 2036, according to the Central Coast Regional Plan, housing targets are a huge issue for Central Coast Council.
Mayor Jane Smith said Council had approved 862 development applications during the October to December 2018 quarter.
“Council approvals are an indicator of the demand for housing on the Central Coast, which is projected to increase by 2075 additional homes per year”, Smith said.
The Central Coast Regional Plan anticipates 41,500 new homes will be needed to cope with population numbers by 2036.
Since 2016, Council has approved 8355 additional dwellings.
Source: Central Coast Ordinary meeting 25.2.19