Wingecarribee Shire councillor Graham McLaughlin has lashed out at the continued push for a hospice in the Southern Highlands.
The future of the hospice was put into doubt in July after plans to build on a Bowral Street site were scrapped.
This was due to the "complexity of the situation", particularly with the basement car park, according to Southern Highlands Community Hospice general manager Carisa Wells.
Ms Wells told the Southern Highlands News it was "too soon to tell" what the plans for the hospice would be moving forward.
"The board has made a really difficult decision, we've gone through a whole range of processes," she said.
"Now it's about exploring the options, we don't have a site and we don't have a piece of land."
Ms Wells said the board did not have a specific time frame for the project's completion.
"We currently don't have a time frame. What we're aiming to do is roll out services as soon as humanly possible," she said.
"We're looking at potentially partnering with other service providers. We know the community wants to see something happen as soon as possible. That's our intention, we're a charity and we want to improve people's [lives]."
Her comments follow criticism from people in several sections of the community, including Cr Graham McLaughlin.
Cr McLaughlin said it would appear $170,000 in development application fees and plans had gone to waste with the withdrawal of the development plans at the Bowral Street site.
According to financial statements for the year ending June 30, 2018, Southern Highlands Community Hospice spent $173,673 on the hospice building project DA submission.
Meanwhile concept architect fees cost $10,000, while a feasibility study cost $33,999.
The committee also accrued more than $260,000 in profit, and Hospice Shop sales profits were more than $661,000.
More than $212,000 was spent on rent and more than $122,000 went to wages.
Cr McLaughlin said the current plan to build a hospice "must stop".
"Find a new model and partner with someone. You can't do this on your own," he said.
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Cr McLaughlin said there were alternatives to a hospice.
"While there are a few people that might need a hospice, the vast majority are supported in-home. It's affordable and it's where people want to end their days if they can," he said.
"There is very good reason why there are no community hospices in NSW. That's because we have a state authority running them, it's called NSW Health.
"They also fund Silver Chain that provides care in the home for the dying."