What do you expect from something called a Nature Recreation Reserve?
Somewhere peaceful to walk, with natural bushland, birds, flowers – or a 100 room hotel, conference centre and two restaurants?
That’s the reality facing residents of Rosny Hill at the moment, with the proposed Rosny Hill development threatening to destroy this peaceful oasis.
I visited today and parked in the small car park where the walking track begins. There was a couple, hand in hand, just setting out. I wonder if they’ll still choose to walk around the perimeter of a hotel?
A resident from Haven Court, which backs onto the Reserve, told me she’s comfortable letting her 14 year old daughter run around that track, but won’t feel the same way once the development is there.
Leaving the car park, I realised how dangerous the road was – I couldn’t see round the blind bend, and it was barely wide enough for two cars. Imagine tourist buses, hotel and conference guests, and service vehicles increasing the traffic by maybe 400 vehicles a day.
This doesn’t seem like a development proposed with the residents in mind.