Proposed direct negotiation sale of Crown land to Keith Payne VC Hostel Limited (Vietnam Vets)

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is undertaking community consultation for the proposed sale of 1 Evans Road Noraville.

Street view of 1 Evans Road Noraville - Lot 583 DP 728973

As this site is leased exclusively for the provision of aged care services for the next ten years, it is considered to be in the public interest to negotiate a sale of the site rather than re-negotiate the lease. If the sale is approved the lease will be cancelled when the land becomes freehold.

Aerial view of 1 Evans Road Noraville - Lot 583 DP 728973

The current leaseholder believes this proposal enables further investment and development of the site to increase the aged care offering on the Central Coast.

The lease holder:

  • proposes to construct a further 60 beds if the sale is approved
  • currently spends around $1 million in the local community each year
  • has already invested around $8 million in the site.

Community engagement activities for this sale include:

  • a 28 day online public submissions process (see below)
  • consultation with Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council and Central Coast Council by the department
  • publication of a notice in the Central Coast Express Advocate about the proposal.

Have your say

Please quote reference number 553580 in the subject of any email or in the body of any letter to ensure the department can direct your submission to the right place for consideration.

If your send a submission via post please allow enough time for it to be received before the closing time and date.

Feedback on this proposal can be provided by:

Have your say

Closing date

Submissions close at midnight 25 August 2019.

Important: note that all submissions will be published on the department’s website unless marked as confidential.

Supporting documents

Download the documents for additional information about the proposed sale.

Frequently asked questions

What are the expected impacts on the community if the site is sold?

It is proposed that the sale of the land will have the potential to increase the available aged care services in the Central Coast, with the current leaseholder proposing to construct a further 60 aged care beds subject to necessary development approvals.

Will the public still be able to use the site if it is sold and the reserve/dedication is removed?

The site is currently exclusively leased for the purpose of aged care. This would not change with the sale of the site.

Why is this site being considered for sale?

The current leaseholder has requested to purchase the land as this will help them in securing funding to increase the aged care offering from the site.

How was this site identified for a proposed sale?

This was a direct approach by the leaseholder to the department.

Next steps from here

All community feedback is valued by the department. Your feedback will be considered in making a decision about this proposed lease.

The final decision will be published on this page and on What’s happening in your area.