Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Merimbula hotel plan reaches new heights

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback on a proposal to change local planning laws to allow a seven-storey hotel to be built in Merimbula on the NSW South Coast.

Council’s Director Community, Environment and Planning, Emily Harrison said Council has resolved to exhibit a proposal to amend the Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan 2013 to change the maximum height from 16 metres to 26 metres for the ‘Club Sapphire’ development at 119 Main Street, Merimbula.

“The planning proposal is being exhibited alongside a concept development application for a 100-room hotel and conference facilities over part of Club Sapphire’s existing site, including partial demolition and reconstruction of the south-east corner of the existing Club premises,” Ms Harrison said.

“Once community feedback has been received, staff will consider the issues raised and undertake an assessment.

“We will then prepare a report back to Council outlining the feedback received through public and agency submissions regarding the proposed height change.”

Council has a Have Your Say page on its website with a large range of information and details about the planning proposal.

Feedback to the planning proposal and concept development application is welcome until Sunday 5 November.

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