Royal George to be restored

He said Saracen Properties would work with the Town of East Fremantle and the State Government on the project to bring it back to its former glory.

“The site will be leased with an option for freehold with a number of conditions, most importantly including the provision of a conservation management strategy, which must be satisfied before freehold tenure will be granted,” he said.

“Currently the redevelopment of the Royal George Hotel is to include hospitality ventures on the ground floor, with short-stay accommodation on the first floor and the proposed construction of an apartment complex on the vacant land on the northern side of the property.

“Highly valued by the local community, who fought to save it from demolition in the 1980s, its restoration will have a beneficial impact on the community and the historic George Street commercial precinct.”