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Dominic Perrottet MP
Minister for Finance and Services

Council Supports Peat Island Rezoning

The redevelopment of Peat Island and surrounding land at Mooney Mooney has moved a step closer, with Gosford City Council last night supporting the NSW Government’s proposal to rezone the area.

Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet today welcomed Gosford City Council’s endorsement of the project.

“Rezoning will enable much needed redevelopment of the land that has been under-utilised since the decommissioning of the former Department of Family and Community Services site in 2010,” Mr Perrottet said.

“The proposed rezoning presents a range of benefits for the area, including the provision of housing, a marina, community facilities, open public space, a local retail centre and service station.

The Member for Gosford Chris Holstein MP welcomed the council’s decision.

“For too long this site has been unused and today’s decision is an important first step in delivering for the residents of Mooney Mooney, Cheero Point and other river communities,” he said. “This is the gateway to the Central Coast and to do nothing is not an option.”

“This project can provide much needed improved facilities and job creation for the local area. I look forward to the community now having further input to ensure we achieve the best outcome.”

Mr Perrottet said by accepting Government Property NSW’s (GPNSW) application for rezoning, Gosford City Council had signalled its intent to see progress in the area.

“Council endorsement means we are closer to creating as many as 915 construction jobs and up to 110 ongoing jobs in the local area,” he said.

“Residents and stakeholders were consulted and their input was included in the final submission to Council.

“Gosford City Council’s endorsement represents the first stage of a longer process and the proposal will now go to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for further assessment.”

“Once approved by Planning, GPNSW will conduct further detailed investigations to support the proposed land uses and continue to consult with the local community.”

For more information or to provide your feedback, visit the Peat Island project page on the Government Property NSW website,www.property.nsw.gov.au.