PLANS: A $3.6 million development application to expand the Jervis Bay Motel at Huskisson has been lodged with Shoalhaven City Council.SHOALHAVEN City Council has received a development application to construct commercial additions and alterations to an existing motel at Owen Street, Huskisson valued at $3.6 million.
The proposal forJervis Bay Motel, at 41-45 Owen Street, involves partial demolition of the existing motel, the construction of an additional 18 motel rooms and a new manager’s residence.
Construction will also include two future retail tenancies with frontage to Owen Street and additional car parking both on and off site.
In recent years, the land has been subject to a number of development applications, with council granting consents for substantial redevelopments of the site in 2007 and 2008.
The last consent was for the demolition of all existing structures and construction of a 54-room hotel with associated guest facilities and retail space but the approved work had not occurred.
This application is for an alternate proposal which differs substantially in terms of size and scale from the earlier approvals issued over the site.
The site contains an existing motel building with 15 guest suites and associated manager’s residence with 15 car parking spaces and is zoned for business purposes.
Approval would mean the Jervis Bay Motel would have 33 guest suites.
There would be six ground floor guest rooms and the existing motel reception and office and two new retail tenancies with direct frontage to Owen Street.
Also on the ground floor would be 32 car parking spaces arranged over a basement floor and ground floor.
The first floor would have nine guest rooms, including an additional five guest rooms and associated communal areas.
On the second floor there would be a replacement manager’s residence and eight additional guest rooms.
The third floor would include an additional five guest rooms.
The proposal includes the installation of a lift, with two guest rooms designed to meet current disabled access building standards.
Access would be byexisting driveways off Owen and Field streets.
The maximum height of the building is proposed at approximately 12.3m, the majority of the bulk of the building sitting below 10m above natural ground level.
Efforts have been made to preserve views through the site towards Jervis Bay.
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