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Old Sydney Town Owner Urged To Call Central Coast Council

It's been revealed that the Central Coast Council has suggested to Old Sydney Town owner Richard Chiu, that he should submit any plans he may have for the abandoned site as soon as possible.

The millionaire global hotel magnate told the Central Coast Express Advocate last week that he was looking to rebuild the theme park and make it an even even better experience than it was back in it's heyday.

Chiu says he will propose a plan only if the Council rezoned 30 per cent of his surrounding landholding for residential or commercial development.

Mr Chiu said Old Sydney Town occupies just ten per cent of his Somersby land — and rezoning some of this would make it worthwhile to take the financial risk of bringing back the much loved theme park.

Aerial footage of the Old Sydney Town site today

Mr Chiu said he had proposed this to the former Gosford Council over the years but had been refused.

However Central Coast Council has responded saying it was prepared to hold discussions at any time.

“Land owners, who wish to rezone land, can lodge a planning proposal with Council with relevant technical studies to justify the proposed use of that land in accordance with the Central Coast Regional Plan, local planning strategies and environmental attributes of the site,” the council said.

“Council encourages open and honest discussion with landowners about their plans and the owner of the Old Sydney Town site is welcome to meet with Council to discuss his plans at any time.”

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