Following further community consultation by Hunter, the proposal has been revised since its initial submission to Council and now includes a smaller, 60-room hotel which includes six pod accommodation units.

It also incorporates a guest reception and restaurant with terrace and lounge areas, additional and reconfigured existing car parking as well as proposed new and improved walking trails and nature experiences.

The proposal importantly also features a Management Plan for the Rosny Hill Reserve that ensures community interaction and involvement.

Clarence City Council General Manager, Ian Nelson, said “I have given landowner consent as I consider the DA to meet relevant statutory requirements. Consent will enable the DA to be formally considered by council as the planning authority in the near future”.

“The exact timing of public consultation for the proposal is unknown at the moment but will be advertised broadly when the time comes” Mr Nelson said.