Time to tap into hotel feedback

The plan will provide the framework to guide future development for the foreshore and hotel site.

Shire chief executive Dean Unsworth said the plan contained a range of proposals aimed at creating an attractive, vibrant and sustainable foreshore precinct in Pinjarra that would encourage a high level of community activity, focusing on the Murray River Square.

An overwhelming response from the community was received during the initial phase of consultation in August last year and more than 100 responses had been assessed and fed into the design of the plan.

A comprehensive heritage assessment undertaken on the Exchange Hotel site found remnants of two buildings dating back to 1866.

The plan proposes significant elements of the building fabric be restored and adapted as part of the redevelopment.

‘Given the significance of the foreshore area and the prominence of the Exchange Hotel site, the council has ensured plenty of opportunity for the community to become involved in the master plan process,’ Mr Unsworth said.

Copies of the draft plan, supporting documents and submission forms are available on the Shire’s website www.murray.wa.gov.au and at the administration office.

Submissions close on February 14.