Peat Island is the gateway to the Hawkesbury. CEN, advocates protecting the Lower Hawkesbury, improving community recreational access, and opposes residential development, and major fuel service centre.

CEN wrote to all MPs, Mayor and Council in 2012 and 2013 seeking more public access. Initially this was well received and a response from the Government was quite positive.  Then when the 2014 plan was released it had more development and less public access. This includes private housing and a 1200 mm wide board walk for the public around Peat Island. It is clear, the boardwalk will never be built.

This was the last year of Labor – now in 2014 the Coalition has produced a plan with less public lands and restricted access. (see below)