A $450,000 upgrade of the Engadine Tavern has been given the go-ahead by Sutherland Shire Council.
The alterations and additions tie in with a proposed new apartment block development, with 60 units, on the hotel's car park.
Approval has also been given for a land swap, which will see the the hotel given a portion of council land to facilitate the development in return for an expansion of the town park.
The upgrade of the two-storey hotel premises will include alterations to the existing roof form and construction of a new feature awning.
There will be no changes to the present operations of the tavern.
"It is considered that the proposed extension and improvements to the new terrace and awning will increase the capacity and amenity of the existing terraces," the development application (DA) said.
"In this regard, these improvements are likely to attract increased patronage to the terraces."
- Demolition of existing stairs. Extension of the existing ground floor level terrace.
- Shopfront alterations to the northern glazed facades as to facilitate the extended terraces.
- Construction of new landscaped planter boxes.
- Shopfront alterations to the rear entrance to the building.
- Demolition of existing rear internal stairs.
- Construction of new internal stairs and wheelchair accessible ramp. Construction of new entry lobby.
- Demolition of existing rear external glazing as to facilitate extension of rear courtyard.
- External alterations to the existing roof form and construction of a new feature awning.
- External alterations to the window to the rear of the existing building.