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Group ‘concerned’ by Rosny Hill development

A GROUP of Eastern Shore residents has expressed its concern about the impact of an increased industrial area if a proposal to develop Rosny Hill into an eco-resort gets the all clear.

A spokesperson for the Rosny Hill Friends Network said the group was unhappy about the major hotel development planned for the site, which would include pod accommodation, two restaurants, a convention centre and car park.

They said the group feared the development would infringe on public space and that the impact of traffic generated by the project would be “enormous” for local residents.

Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said the council, which sub-leases the land on Rosny Hill, appreciated the group’s concerns.

“At this stage, Council has not received a development application,” he said.

“Any development application will need to include information and reports in regard to a range of matters including natural values impact, bushfire management and traffic.”

Mayor Chipman said if a development application was lodged with the council the public would be invited to provide comment.

Over the years, the Rosny/Montagu Bay Landcare Coastcare Group has completed work on the hill in weed eradication, planting and landscaping.

The area, which is Crown land, is accessible by the public, with extensive upgrades to the network of walking tracks on the hill recently completed by Clarence Council.

Caption: A Rosny Hill Friends Network working bee at Rosny Hill.