Peat Island

The proposed sale and development of land at Peat Island and Mooney Mooney is a significant issue currently facing the communities of the lower Hawkesbury River.

On 9 Dec 2014, Gosford City Council endorsed the preparation of a planning proposal that could see key land in the area rezoned for residential and commercial purposes.

This rezoning proposal must go through the State Government ‘Gateway’ process which is likely to involve further consultation.

If the State Government approves the re-zoning, long tender and development application processes will follow.

DIL (Peter Wolfe) attended an update meeting on 31 August 2015 along with other representatives of the River Communities.

It is clear that the concept plan will be subject to much revision and consultation once the Gateway approval for rezoning is given.

The DIL Committee will keep an eye on this process and engage as appropriate.