Acting General Manager Ian Nelson said Hunter Developments notified him of the decision after a meeting with him to discuss land-owner consent which was required before the application could be deemed valid under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPAA).

“In my role as a Statutory Officer under LUPAA I had raised concerns that the size and purpose of the restaurant, function centre and visitor accommodation aspects of the development, as they stood, may not be adequately balanced with the public recreation and land conservation purposes associated with the land.  Other aspects of the development demonstrated a clear alignment with these requirements. After discussion, Hunter Developments have now withdrawn their development application,”  Mr Nelson said.

Hunter Developments have indicated that following the conclusion of local government elections they will seek to discuss the development on Rosny Hill with the new Council as well as further consulting with key stakeholders.