A developer is hoping to build a 10-storey apartment block along Gipps Street, just metres from the beach.
The development application for the block, which would be located on the northern side of the street between Kembla and Marr streets, has been lodged with Wollongong City Council.
The proposal would see the demolition of house on two neighbouring land lots to allow the space for the 10-storey apartments.
"Formerly occupied by detached residential homes, the area is now occupied by high density residential flat buildings of various scales and styles within landscaped gardens."
The subject site is located within a highly desirable Wollongong North residential precinct.Development application for a 10-storey Gipps Street apartment complex
The 10-storey development will feature 11 residential apartments, broken up into six three-bedroom units, one four-bedroom unit and a four-bedroom penthouse with swimming pool.
Basement parking for 18 vehicles will also be a feature.
"The proposed development will provide additional movements to Gipps Street and the local road network at this location, however, we understand there is sufficient capacity within this local road network to accommodate such additional movements," the application stated.
While council regulations stipulate that two of the units in a complex of this size must be adaptable for use by residents with a disability, the development would feature six such units.
Access from the street will also be accessible to those with a disability, as will the communal ground-floor space.
"The inclusion of more than required adaptable apartments in this instance is a deliberate approach from the proponent to accommodate a greater diversity of resident demographic in the marketplace, particularly empty nesters and the ageing population," the application stated.