Hotel devs seek public reaction

PLANS for a multi-million-dollar urban redevelopment of Tannum Sands Hotel have been placed before the local community to gauge its response.

An information brochure and community newsletter on the proposed Tannum Sands Hotel Urban Development was dropped in mailboxes last month, seeking residents’ responses to the proposed development project.

The document released by Brisbane-based town planning firm Urban and Rural, confirms the proposed development is now in the design and consultation stage in preparation for a development application to be lodged with Gladstone Regional Council in coming months.

The large-scale project includes the proposed development of a master-planned community featuring architect-designed residential apartments and townhouses, in addition to an integrated entertainment complex to replace the existing Tannum Sands Hotel.

Able to be accessed from Pacific Avenue, the integrated entertainment complex will contain a hotel, conference and function centre, restaurant, bottle shop and 60-unit motel, which will be on the upper levels of this hotel/motel.

Residential accommodation will come in the form of about 105 apartments within the seven-storey “West” apartment building and nine-storey “East” apartment building and 14 two-storey townhouses.

The estimated 1.7 hectare development site is bound by Pacific, Beach and Booth avenues and Donald Street.

The area of the redevelopment will take advantage of the spectacular coastal panorama which can be seen from the site.

It will include large landscaped areas in keeping with the local suburban environment.

According to the newsletter, each of the proposed uses has been purposely designed for their designated location and will create a functional, modern and attractive urban environment.

The newsletter further states: “The large open spaces on site will be landscaped to a high level to ensure a high amenity; visually

appealing development is created for the Tannum Sands community.

“The redevelopment of the Tannum Sands Hotel will provide modern dining, bar and conference/function facilities while the proposed motel will accommodate the growing need for tourist accommodation within the Tannum Sands area.”

The project team is urging local residents to provide feedback on the proposed development by next Friday, July 30.

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