FOUR developers have thrown their hat in the ring in the bid to re-develop the Jetty Foreshore.
Minister for Lands Tony Kelly yesterday announced the closure of the expressions of interest, with the department receiving four responses.
Mr Kelly said a panel including Lands and industry experts had now been assembled to evaluate the submissions and make recommendations as to which submissions would be invited to move to the next stage.
“The expressions of interest (EOI) need to be consistent with the approved plan of management for the jetty foreshore that was subject to community consultation,” he said.
He said Lands would ensure there was ongoing consultation with stakeholders and the wider community, and that any development application will be exhibited for public comment and feedback.
“The EOI is the first stage of a process to identify proponents with suitable experience, capability and capacity to work with Lands to deliver the type of development and public improvements as set out in the plan of management.
“These EOIs will be carefully considered before a short-list of proponents is created to submit more detailed proposals.
“It's now time to move forward with a planning strategy that provides a sensible and balanced approach to redevelopment while protecting environmental values and providing improved recreational opportunities.”