The ongoing saga of the East Coast's proposed Cambria Green development has drawn to a close - for now.
View our timeline below to see how things progressed since April last year.
For more information on the development, visit the iPlan website.
The Cambria Green development first arose at a Glamorgan Spring Bay Council meeting on April 24 as a planning scheme amendment.
The amendment aims to rezone areas of the land in order to facilitate development on the Dolphin Sands site.
The first stage of the proposed development was expected to include the restoration of the historic Cambria Homestead, accommodation of about 120 rooms in units and villa style, continuation of agricultural activity, a golf course, and health retreat.
It would also include community meeting and entertainment facilities, crematoria and cemeteries, educational and occasional care, boating, sport and recreation facilities.
Glamorgan Spring Bay mayor at the time, Michael Kent, said it would be a "huge" investment in the region.
"It's a $50 to $100 million project ... it's unbelievable for that amount to be spent on the East Coast," he said.
The council voted to progress the rezoning of the land to allow for the project to pass into a community consultation period.
The motion passed on a four-three vote, after councillor Jennifer Crawford asked the motion be delayed for a month.
She said as an individual member of the council, she had only had four days to "read and digest the reports and recommendation".
A 42-day community consultation period soon began.
Respected Australian author and journalist Martin Flanagan penned an opinion piece regarding the proposed development.
"I am a Dolphin Sands landowner. When I dealt with the Glamorgan Spring Bay council, they were so rigid they ruled on what shade of grey cladding I could use on my shack," he wrote.
"Cambria went from being wholly unknown to receiving its first council approval in four working days. The developer was given a flying start.
"What is there in our current political arrangements to stop more mega developments of this sort being visited upon Tasmania? Not a lot, I'd say. This is a national issue."
About 200 submissions were said to have been made to the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council about the proposed development.
Glamorgan Spring Bay mayor Michael Kent said not all the submissions were "necessarily against" the proposal.
"But, even some of the ones that were supportive of the development still want some questions answered," he said.
"Council's job now is to go through the submissions and respond to people."
However, East Coast Alliance president Anne Held said she personally hand delivered more than 300 submissions objecting to the proposal to the council.
We delivered, at quarter past one on the 13th of June, 314 individual paper representations to the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, for which I have a receipt," Ms Held said.
"A further 108 submissions were made electronically prior to the deadline at 5pm that day that were forwarded to the council.
"That's a total of 421 individual representations that were submitted purely and simply through us."
At the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council's July meeting, councillors were questioned as to when they first heard about the proposed development.
Most councillors said the first they saw of it was in the council's agenda released before the April meeting.
However when mayor Michael Kent was questioned by East Coast Alliance president Anne Held, he said he had known about it for about two years.
He later clarified the he had known about the sale of the property for two years, but the first he heard about the development itself was when it was first presented to council.
East Coast resident Jenny Churchill questioned the exact number of representations received by the council regarding the proposed development.
Cr Kent said he was unable to give the exact number, despite previously saying about 200 representations had been received.
Ms Churchill said the East Coast Alliance was aware of more than 420 representations that were submitted to the council.
"I would then ask you to please explain why, we feel, you misrepresented - a number of times publicly - those figures," Ms Churchill said.
"When the council officers have been through those particular representations we will have a clear picture of who said what," Cr Kent said.
Mr Hu said they believed Cambria could become a tourism and event icon for the East Coast.
"Cambria Green's vision is based around the fact that despite booming tourism numbers across Tasmania, the East Coast of Tasmania and Swansea in particular, could do with sustainable, sensible development to attract more visitors to stay and contribute to the overall regional economy," he wrote.
"Our desire is to work with the community over the next decade and beyond to enhance the values of the place and the local community and improve the visitor capacity through sustainable development of Cambria Green."
East Coast Alliance president Anne Held said Mr Hu's comments were interesting.
"We believe up until now there has been very little approach to the community," she said.
"I think the community would have expected a lot more than one open day and a couple of community meetings organised by a local organisation."
Hundreds of people attended a meeting at the Hobart Town Hall to discuss the issue.
The meeting was organised by Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania, and took place on August 21.
Martin Flanagan was MC at the event, and told the meeting he felt "shock and incredulity" when the development was announced.
"It is the biggest change in Tasmania since colonisation," he said.
"The most frightening thing about the Cambria Green saga is the process the state government has which means mega developments can happen again and again and again."
Aboriginal linguist Theresa Sainty said the area for the proposed development at Swansea was rich in Aboriginal heritage areas.
"When the bulldozers clear ancient trees they are drilling into the heart of our country," Ms Sainty said.
Academic and convenor of Birdlife Tasmania Dr Eric Woehler said the East Coast was "under threat like never before."
East Coast farmer Tim Chesterman was amazed at the turnout at the meeting.
He said the East Coast was a "peaceful unspoilt place sitting on the edge of a boom in the viticulture industry."
'Money can so easily destroy nature but money can never make it," Mr Chesterman said to loud applause.
Greens leader Cassy O'Connor praised the crowd and said: "We are here for the love of Tasmania and we fear for its future."
Ms O'Connor said the Cambria Green proposal was "inappropriate and insensitive."
"Fair minded Tasmanians support good development in the right places, we can win this but we can't let up," she said.
The Tasmanian Conservatory Trust lodged a code of conduct complain against Glamorgan Spring Bay councillor Michael Kent, and asked him to abstain from voting in the Cambria Green discussion at the council's November meeting.
"Given the council vote is expected this Tuesday night, before the Code of Conduct Panel hearing, the TCT calls on Councillor Kent to abstain from the vote on the Cambria Special Area Plan," trust director Peter McGlone said.
The Code of Conduct complaint alleged the former mayor made numerous public statements in support of the Cambria development and special area plan, which contravened the code.
The code states councillors should keep an open and unprejudiced mind in regard to council decisions.
Councillor Kent said he did not see why he would have to abstain from voting at the council meeting.
"To my knowledge there are three councillors now that are part of the East Coast Alliance group. Are they abstaining?" he said.
Cr Kent was formally mayor, but was not reelected to the position in the October local government elections.
A public hearing for the Cambria Specific Area Plan took place at Swansea on December 14.
However, the Tasmanian Planning Commission said more information was needed before a directions hearing would be held about the proposal.
The panel's issues were the agricultural zoning, the power and coastal policies, heritage provisions, water and sewerage.
Committee chairwoman Ann Cunningham asked the applicant, Ronald Hu, for clarification and gave a deadline of February 1 to provide the information.
The panel said they had not received an economic impact study for the proposal, which would also be helpful in assessing the affect the development would have the Swansea community. They also requested more information about the proposal.
"There are a lot of issues that have been raised that we wouldn't be able to address because they relate to the development," she said.
The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council's development and compliance manager Shane Wells attended as did developer and Irene Inc Planning and Urban Design's senior planner Jen Welch who is working on the project.
An economic analysis into Cambria Green revealed profits would flow overseas, however the development was believe to have major economic impacts for the East Coast and the rest of the state.
According to the report, the high-end nature of the services provided would mean operating costs would also be high - about $50 million per annum.
Rooms would cost upward of $600 per night.
The development would generate a range of benefits for Dolphin Sands and Swansea, including visitor and resident spending, skill development, improved business confidence, and population increase, the report said.
"Because the resort targets an underdeveloped tourism market segment, the majority of the visitor spending is additional to existing tourism spending," it said.
"It will generate flow-on spending in the local community of Swansea, rather than competition with existing operators."
The report said once fully operational, the development would increase visitor spending on the East Coast by up to $39 million.
On May 6, the delegates requested that the planning authority, applicant, and Department of State Growth provide submissions on further jurisdictional issues by May 17.
Response submissions from parties were requested by May 29.
The Tasmanian Planning Commission highlighted potential deficiencies in documents submitted by the proponents of the development. More documents and evidence was required to be submitted to the commission.
Many of the issues related to a potential lack of landowner consent.
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Glamorgan Spring Bay councillors Keith Breheny and Rob Churchill were found guilty in a code of conduct complaint.
The complaint alleged the two breached parts one and two of the Local Government Act, but the pair were only found guilty of failing to declare a conflict of interest.
Both councillors had made representations against the draft planning scheme amendment for the Cambria Green Estate before they were elected to the council in October.
They were both members of the East Coast Alliance group, formed to oppose the development.
A Planning Commission Hearing took place in Hobart, with much of the focus on the validity of letters - which many opponents said were riddled with errors.
Opponents also raised questions on whether the companies involved in the development had breached Australian corporation laws.
Later in the month, opponents provided their closing submissions to the commision - with the discrepancies in letters of consent their main focus.
The applicants also made a submission disputing many points focussed on by representors, such as errors or inconsistencies in evidence and discrepancies in letters of consent.
The Tasmanian Planning Commission rejected the planning scheme amendment.
The commission said no evidence was provided that all directors of the subject companies were aware of the amendment request. The commission also believed much of Cambria chief executive Donald Hu's evidence was not credible, and he was defensive and evasive when responding to questions.
Due to these reasons and the fact that the applicant did not submit more persuasive direct evidence, the commision was not satisfied section 33(2A) was met.