Peat Island and Mooney Mooney is a place of great significance, especially to Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities, the local community and those with links to Peat Island’s institutional past.
in 2021 Property and Development NSW sought approval to rezone Peat Island and Mooney Mooney for new land uses to revitalise this treasured location through an activated foreshore and open spaces, community facilities, new homes and job opportunities.
We consulted widely and listened to the community’s views to develop a planning proposal that aimed to recognise and protect the site’s significant Aboriginal and European heritage.
The proposal was lodged with Central Coast Council and placed on public exhibition for an extended three-month period, from 20 September to 20 December 2021, to give the community and other interested stakeholders time to review, consider and respond.
The NSW Government has carefully considered all submissions and feedback and, at this time, has decided to withdraw the planning proposal.
The Government remains committed to the revitalisation of this much-loved area and to delivering long-term economic, social and community benefits.
Negotiations for the potential transfer of Peat Island to the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council continue.