The Save Rosny Hill campaign is operating under the wrong acronym. Clarence Action Network (CAN) has been captured by the Conservation Trust’s Peter McGlone and the Greens whose response to everything is –CAN’T.
Tony Mulder argues that by selecting and appointing a preferred developer the current Mayor and his Council have locked us in to whatever the developer wants to do.
Simply refusing a future DA opens Clarence (and the State) to huge compensation and a Sovereign Risks that will destroy the investment potential in our state.
Neither State or Federal governments or the Planning Commissions Appeals Tribunal will let that happen.
A luxury hotel, on a hill, unconnected to the social or cultural life of the city is not commercially viable for any international hotel chain who buy their hotels, not lease them from developers.
I suspect the current proposal has been withdrawn due to a lack of interest from hotel operators.
This presents an opportunity for an inground restaurant/ function centre with minimal impact on both the skyline and existing road and car park footprint. A hotel is simply unfeasible.