Boarding house boom



Two new boarding house developments have been proposed for the south of the Peninsula, one in Belrose and another in Freshwater.

The $7.7 million Belrose development would see an existing two-storey house at 16 Wyatt Avenue knocked down to make way for a 62-room boarding house. 

The rooms, including a manager’s room, would be accommodated across two separate buildings to reduce the perceived bulk and scale of the build.

The upper building (south-eastern) would feature 23 boarding rooms, while the lower (north-western) would house 39.

All individual rooms would include ensuites, however both buildings will have shared laundry and kitchen facilities. 

There would also be access to three common rooms across the buildings, two with north-facing terraces and off-street parking for 31 cars.

Meanwhile in Freshwater, a $2.9 million development application has been lodged for 27 Oliver Street.

The proposal includes the demolition of the current single-storey fibre-board house to make way for excavation works and the construction of a two-storey boarding house.

The new building would accommodate 11 two-person rooms and a communal space, along with one manager’s room.

Each room would have an ensuite and kitchen, with the top floor rooms featuring balconies with privacy screens.

A basement carpark would have space for seven vehicles.

Stephanie Aikins, News Editor, Peninsula Living Magazine

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