Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PARKS, Mr HODGMAN
Rosny Hill land is publicly owned and a gift to all Tasmanians now and for future peoples. It was passed to Clarence City Council at their request, as long as they managed it to look after its natural values. Will you commit to withholding permission for use of this land for a major private development that would trash the natural values of Rosny Hill?
Madam Speaker, I thank the member for the question. In relation to this matter, which is largely one for the Clarence City Council as the planning authority, I am advised the reserve land is managed under that lease by the Clarence City Council. They are the dedicated managing authority for the area as well. I am advised a development application has been prepared and proposes multiple uses within the area, including some commercial activity and hotel accommodation. It has resulted from an expression of interest process conducted by the council. I can confirm any development on this land must be consistent with its reservation status under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 and be in the accordance with the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 and the relevant planning scheme.