Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Leader
The hotel development proposed by Chambroad for Kangaroo Bay has been roundly rejected by the Clarence Council and community, and the Minister for Planning should categorically rule out declaring the proposal a Major Project.
Across seven years this proponent has sought to exploit every possible avenue to get their way, despite strong opposition from the community for this inappropriate use of prime public land.
Given the proponent’s approach to date, it’s no surprise they’re now trying to bypass Clarence City Council all together. The fact they’re taking this step, despite Council’s legal processes under way to buy back the land, makes it clear this company has absolutely no interest in the views of the community.
This project has no social licence whatsoever, and Planning Minister Michael Ferguson knows it. He now has a choice – to listen to the strong will of the people of the Eastern Shore and the decisions made by Clarence Council, or to ignore them to favour the profits of a private developer.
The Kangaroo Bay hotel development has been comprehensively rejected by the community, and the Minister should recognise this by categorically ruling out declaring this proposal a Major Project.