The former Penguin Recreation Ground at 1 Ironcliffe Road, Penguin is owned by the Tasmanian Government’s Parks and Wildlife Service and has been under management by the Central Coast Council for use as a community recreation ground since 2009.

The land is well located land and presents a significant opportunity to address the pressing need for affordable housing in the community.

In 2021, the Central Coast Council undertook the most recent community consultation on how the land could best be used. That work – commonly known as the Penguin CBD master plan – identified the site as being suitable for housing, and this work has been shared with the Tasmanian Government.

The report from this consultation recommended the Council’s master plan be adjusted to meet the significant housing demand in Penguin via medium density residential development.

Homes Tasmania is seeking approval to acquire the land from Parks and Wildlife Service and intends to apply for a rezone under the Housing Land Supply Act 2018.

Read more in the 1 Ironcliffe Road, Penguin land rezoning fact sheet.

Have your say?

There are several opportunities to provide feedback on land release projects including consultation through the State Planning Office on the proposed rezoning of the land.

Read more about consultation opportunities with the Housing Land Supply Order process (PDF 247.2 KB)

Draft residential development master plan

While Homes Tasmania seeks approval to rezone the land, we have prepared a draft residential development master plan based on the Council’s community consultation in 2021.

View the draft master plan here (PDF 14.9 MB).

If you have ideas that could help us develop the initial design, we would like to hear from you. You can provide your feedback using our draft master plan consultation form.

Consultation on the draft master plan is open until COB on Friday, 30 August 2024.

Feedback from this consultation will be available on the Homes Tasmania website in October 2024.

Community drop-in session

Members of the public are also invited to a community drop-in session to meet members of the project team, find out more and have your say.

When:         Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Time:          2 – 6 pm

Venue:        St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 34 Main Road, Penguin