The NSW Government has today announced a new Community Reference Group to help guide the future use of public space at Peat Island and Mooney Mooney.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the establishment of the Peat Island/Mooney Mooney Community Reference Group will ensure local interests and needs play a key role in decision-making.
“Peat Island has enormous potential and the NSW Government is working to unlock the long-dormant and under-utilised publicly-owned land in this stunning Hawkesbury River setting,” Mr Crouch said.
“Today I am pleased to announce that Mooney Mooney resident and former Federal Government Minister, Jim Lloyd, has been appointed chair of the new Community Reference Group.”
Mr Lloyd said one of the Peat Island/Mooney Mooney Community Reference Group’s first tasks will be to develop a strategy for the community’s long-term use of the Chapel Precinct at Mooney Mooney.
“The Chapel Precinct provides a great opportunity to secure much-needed community facilities for our local area,” Mr Lloyd said.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government recognised Peat lsland and Mooney Mooney as a significant site for the local community, with important Indigenous, historical and environmental heritage.
“We are looking forward to continuing to work with the community as we prepare our broader revitalisation plans to open Peat Island to the public and breathe new life into Mooney Mooney,” Mrs Pavey said.
The NSW Government is seeking approval to rezone Peat Island and its adjoining mainland sites at Mooney Mooney to allow for new land uses, including the provision of open space, community facilities, and a sustainable mix of residential, commercial and tourism development.
The NSW Government’s proposal is currently with Central Coast Council for endorsement and will be placed on public exhibition shortly.