Umina restaurant seeks permission for takeaway kiosk

A Umina restaurant has sought permission from Central Coast Council to make alterations and additions to provide a takeaway kiosk.
It is proposed that the restaurant at 345 Trafalgar Ave, Umina, will be partly demolished to make way for the kiosk.
According to documents submitted to Central Coast Council in support of the proposal: “This application involves alterations and additions to the existing licensed restaurant such that new takeaway preparation area and external point of sale is provided as an ancillary activity to the existing business”.
The existing restaurant known as “Margarita Daze” is located on the Ocean Beach waterfront adjacent to the Ocean Beach Surf Club carpark.
The proposed trading hours for the new kiosk would be from 6am to 3pm, seven days a week through summer with reduced days and hours through winter.
The application stated that the existing restaurant employed 11 full time and part-time staff and it was expected the proposed takeaway kiosk would employ an additional three part-time or casual employees.
The application concluded that the proposed alterations and additions to the existing restaurant were a permissible use within the current B1 – Neighbourhood Centre zone.
“The proposal will … provide a high-quality ancillary development to the existing restaurant which will service the local residential and visitor market,” it stated.
“The proposed development will produce a high-quality takeaway kiosk that will meet the market expectations of the surrounding precinct.”

DA Tracker, 23 Sep 2020
DA59585/2020, Central Coast Council