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Cambria Green Development Rears Its Grotesque Head Again

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Friday, 12 February 2021

Tags: Cambria Green, Planning

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

The mystery developers behind a massive proposal at Cambria Green near Swansea are ploughing on in the face of strong community opposition.

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has sent notice to representors, including the Greens, that a Directions’ Hearing on the proposed planning scheme amendment, put forward by Cambria Green Tourism and Agriculture Pty Ltd, will be held on 2 March.

The proposed development would create a carve-out from the provisions of the Planning Scheme to construct housing, accomodation, an aged care facility and other large infrastructure over 3000 hectares across 12 land titles on the east coast.

The Beijing-based developer’s Australian agent, Mr Ronald Hu, has confirmed the plan includes up to 20 flights in to and out of Cambria Green each day. This, of course, poses a major biosecurity risk which we trust will be fully examined as part of the assessment process.

The detail of the proposed mega development is unknown, as no Development Application has been lodged as part of the process so far.

Tasmanians also don’t know who is actually behind this development, given the complex and opaque company structures involved.

What we do know, however, is that the intended scale and impact of the Cambria Green proposal has alarmed the local community and people across Tasmania.

The Greens will continue to be represented in the upcoming assessment process, and we’ll continue to stand with the community working hard to stop this grotesque development from going ahead.