Kangaroo Bay hotel and hospitality training school gets the green light

A $50 MILLION waterfront accommodation hotel and hospitality training school at Kangaroo Bay in Bellerive has been given the green light to proceed with its development at a Clarence City Council meeting on 23 January 2016.

The proposal by architect Robert Morris-Nunn’s firm Hunter Developments includes hotel accommodation, serviced apartments, restaurants, bars, a function centre and car parking.

The proposed site for the accommodation hotel is on the old ferry terminal site, while the TasTAFE hospitality training school will be located at 76 and 78 Cambridge Road.

Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said the approval of the development was another step in the redevelopment of Kangaroo Bay into a retail, leisure and tourism destination for visitors and residents.

“The building elements will be amongst the most significant pieces of commercial architecture in Tasmania and truly befitting this iconic site,” he said.

Liberal Member for Franklin, Nic Street, welcomed the council’s decision and said the development would create hundreds of jobs during the construction phase and deliver ongoing economic benefits to the region.

“The project includes a 120-room four to five-star hotel which supports our goal of attracting 1.5 million visitors to the state every year by 2020,” he said.

Hunter Developments was awarded preferred developer status by the Clarence City Council in October 2016.

A copy of the report is available online at www.ccc.tas.gov.au/agendas.

Caption: An artist’s impression of the proposed $50 million Kangaroo Bay hotel development. Photo credit: Hunter Developments.