Clarence City Council Mayor, Brendan Blomeley, has welcomed today’s announcement from Minister Ferguson, to not allow Chambroad’s Kangaroo Bay development to be declared a major project by the State Government.

Mayor Brendan Blomeley said the proposal did not have the necessary attributes to qualify as a major project and applauded the State Government for its rigorous assessment process that’s delivered this outcome.

“This is absolutely the right decision. Not only for our city, but for Southern Tasmania, and the state. I thank the Minister for listening to all stakeholders who provided feedback, and to those who took the time to contribute,” Mayor Blomeley said.

“I also thank those who informed this decision for their foresight, and understanding of the potential for a very-low threshold for future applications that could have been set if we saw an alternate decision.

“Council has referred the matter of the buy-back clause of the Kangaroo Bay Wharf Site with Chambroad for mediation.

“As it is an ongoing legal matter, I can’t speak to it further, except to say we will keep the community updated on progress as soon as we can.”