Plan for a 15-storey apartment complex on Keira Street

Sky-high: A 15-storey apartment complex worth more than $30 million has been proposed for Keira Street, just south of the CBD. Picture: Brewster Murray

Sky-high: A 15-storey apartment complex worth more than $30 million has been proposed for Keira Street, just south of the CBD. Picture: Brewster Murray

A 15-storey apartment complex sitting on four different properties could end up towering over MacCabe Park.

Wollongong City Council has received a development application for the commercial and residential complex at 264-268 Keira Street, next to City Coast Motorcycles.

The size of the $30 million development - a total of 2586 square metres - would also take out 23 Kenny Street.

The first six floors would sit across the whole site, while the remaining nine would rise on the Kenny Street side of the development.

It would reach 48 metres into the sky and all the buildings currently onsite would be demolished.

The statement of environmental effects claims the building has been designed "to ensure there is no unreasonable overshadowing" of MacCabe Park.

The project will feature 108 apartment in a mix of one to four bedrooms.

The bulk of the apartments - 58 - will be two bedrooms, with just a trio of four-bedroom apartments.

The development would also provide two levels of basement parking for 141 cars, comprising 111 residential spaces, eight for the commercial businesses and 22 visitor spots.

There will also be space for eight motorcycles and 48 bicycles, with a driveway located on Keira Street.

The ground-floor business space would include office areas, a cafe as well as retail spaces.

A pedestrian link between Kenny and Kembla streets will run across the northern side of the apartment complex.

A traffic report states that, due to the closeness to the CBD, bus stops and Wollongong train station, the development will not generate a substantial number of vehicle movements.

"The total number of peak-hour trips generated by the proposed development is 26 during the morning peak and 10 during the evening peak," the traffic study claimed.

"It is expected that additional trips would occur gradually throughout the day."

Due to the development's value the Joint Regional Planning Panel will decide its fate. The DA is on exhibition until August 21.