Rosny Hill reveals potential to become top tourism destination

Rosny Hill reveals potential to become top tourism destination

A proposal to create a major new tourism destination on Rosny Hill would see the development of new accommodation, restaurants and a conference centre for the area as well as improving public access for locals and visitors to enjoy the spectacular views and native parklands.

A proposal to create a major new tourism destination on Rosny Hill would see the development of new accommodation, restaurants and a conference centre for the area as well as improving public access for locals and visitors to enjoy the spectacular views and native parklands.

Clarence City Council has awarded Tasmanian firm Hunter Developments with preferred developer status, as part of the third stage of its expression of interest (EOI) process, enabling the Rosny Hill concept to be released for public consultation and feedback.

Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said the proposal aimed to balance tourism opportunities with improved recreational facilities for the public, ensuring existing trails and viewing areas were maintained and enhanced.

“The proposed development includes new public facilities, such as viewing platforms, toilets, walking trails, interpretation sites, seating, BBQs, picnic areas, use of spaces for weddings and community events, as well as improved parking,” Mayor Chipman said.

“It also aims to improve the landscape surrounding the site, protecting native species in the area, reducing weed infestations, planting appropriate natives and managing the site for bushfire protection.”

Mayor Chipman said following initial stages of the EOI process, Council had deemed the proposal worthy of further consideration and it would now be released for pre-statutory community consultation, before undergoing further approval processes.

“This pre-statutory community consultation period is not a legislative requirement and I applaud Hunter Developments for going above and beyond standard procedure to encourage public input into the project,” Mayor Chipman said.

“This is a vital step in the process, with public feedback informing the further design of the proposal and identifying any issues to be resolved, and I encourage the community to have their say on this exciting opportunity for Rosny Hill.”

Hunter Developments Director, Prof. Robert Morris-Nunn, said the proposal comprised a number of exciting features, including 120 guest villas, a hotel with restaurant and bar, gym and spa facilities, a conference and function centre, as well as a standalone 100-seat café-restaurant for the general public.

“There is a clear need for high-quality accommodation and conference facilities in and around Hobart and the Rosny Hill proposal seeks to create a major new tourism destination that will strive to strike a balance between private and public use for tourists and locals alike,” Prof. Morris-Nunn said.

“We look forward to facilitating discussions with the community about the proposal and listening to the public’s feedback, which will help inform its further design.

“We hope this accommodation will result in a proposal that we can submit to Council for consideration under its Planning Scheme, which will include a statutory public consultation period.”

The community is invited to attend a public forum on the Rosny Hill proposal to be held on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 at 6.30pm at the Rosny Park Bowls Club.

The proposal will be on display for the next three weeks in the foyer of the Clarence City Council offices at 38 Bligh Street, Rosny Park, where feedback forms are also available.

The community can also submit feedback via email to: info@circamorrisnunn.com.au until 29 May 2015.

 

Download the Rosny Hill Development Concept(3153 kb)

 

Further news on the Rosny Hill development can be found here.




Clarence City Council
38 Bligh Street (PO Box 96)
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Telephone:(03) 62 17 9500




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