Details of the proposal
- Rezoning the area from SP2 Hospital to a mix of residential, community, tourism and land uses to create jobs
- Over 2km of public access to the Hawkesbury River foreshore and Peat Island, opening it up for the first time in 100 years
- Short-stay tourist accommodation opportunities
- Nearly 270 new homes at Mooney Mooney to deliver more diverse housing
- Local retail and café/restaurant offerings
- 9.65ha of recreation space for walking and cycling, parklands and recreational facilities
- Retention of nine unlisted historical buildings on the island, and four on the mainland, for adaptive re-use
- Retention of the chapel and surrounding land for community use
- 10.4ha of bushland dedicated as a conservation area.
- After the Central Coast Council has considered the planning proposal and all submissions from the public exhibition period, any variations considered necessary can be made.
- The final proposal will then be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, where the legal instrument will be drafted to amend the Local Environmental Plan (LEP).
- The Minister of Planning and Public Spaces is the final approval authority for the amended LEP to become law.
- In late 2016 the NSW Government lodged a revised planning proposal with Central Coast Council.
- In March 2017, the Council endorsed the planning proposal, which was then lodged with the former Department of Planning.
- A gateway determination was achieved on 10 August 2017, subject to a number of conditions.
- The NSW Government has undertaken extensive technical studies, public and other stakeholder consultation and public hearings.
- Now these conditions have been addressed, and following consultation with Central Coast Council, the proposal has been placed on public exhibition.
Peat Island and Mooney Mooney Community Reference Group
The Community Reference Group’s role is to help guide the future use of community facilities and public spaces as part of the revitalisation of Peat Island and Mooney Mooney.
This community forum is chaired by former Federal Government Minister and Mooney Mooney resident, Mr Jim Lloyd. Members have been selected with different roles and interests in the community.