A NEW $8.5 million pub is expected to be built on the Princes Highway, Kirrawee, opposite the brick pit development site, after Sutherland Shire Council and its Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel recommended approval.
The development application by the Feros Group is for the construction of a licensed hotel at 533-541 Princes Highway, on a prominent corner site bordered by Princes Highway, Monro Avenue and Bath Road.
The site formerly housed a service station and mechanical repair shop.
The hotel proposes operating from 10am to midnight, Monday to Sunday. It will have a public bar, TAB, central courtyard, gaming room, bistro, lounge bar, large outdoor dining area, drive-through bottle shop and parking for 76 cars.
The hotel will be located about 100 metres from Kirrawee brick pit development.
The hotel operator also runs a number of other premises, including Taren Point Hotel, Rocksia Hotel and Panania Hotel.
While there will be a public bar and gaming area, the applicant is aiming to provide a family-friendly environment.
The applicant also modified the plans to ensure the operation of the hotel caused minimal disruptions to the amenity of surrounding development.
The proposed development was likely to increase employment growth in the precinct, the panel’s report said.
The development was described in the council’s Architectural Review Advisory Panel report as being a worthwhile addition to the predominantly industrial and auto showrooms in the area and said it would set a good baseline for future developments.
The report said the application was considered of high calibre and worthy of support, subject to conditions.
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