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Peat Island

Property NSW  is continuing with plans for the rezoning of Government land at Peat Island and Mooney Mooney. Pubic exhibition of the Proposal is anticipated late 2018.

The Proposal 

Property NSW has prepared a planning proposal to support the rezoning of the site and proposed land uses to revitalise Peat Island and Mooney Mooney, allowing public access to this prominent Hawkesbury River foreshore.

The revised proposal includes the potential to open up more than 2 kilometres of public access along the foreshore and more than 21 hectares of open space for the community, including an 11 hectare expansion of the adjacent bushland and Popran National Park.

Rezoning this land will ensure a viable and sustainable mix of residential, commercial and tourism developments, delivering an estimated 150 ongoing jobs and sustained economic growth for Mooney Mooney and the region’s community.

Project Objectives 

Key development objectives:

•establish public access to Peat Island 
•develop residential dwellings on the foreshore land 
•develop a marina adjacent to Peat Island 
•develop a neighbourhood retail centre 
•retain and protect important indigenous and European heritage
•set aside land for a new Rural Fire Service shed and community

Current Status 

The 2014 draft Planning Proposal has been revised to incorporate feedback from the Department of Planning, Central Coast Council and the local community.

In October 2016, Property NSW lodged the revised Planning Proposal with Council and in March 2017 Council endorsed the proposal.

The proposal was granted Gateway Determination by the Department of Planning in August 2017 allowing the Central Coast Council to place the Planning Proposal on public exhibition once supporting expert reports are completed. 

Property NSW is committed to ongoing community consultation and will finalise specialist reports to be included as part of the public exhibition process over the coming months. 

Market sounding and a developer EOI process will be undertaken subject to completion of the rezoning.

For further enquiries, or to provide feedback, please contact: feedback@property.nsw.gov.au, inserting 'Peat Island' in the subject line.