NOW the super sized fight to stop the approval of a McDonald’s behind the Guildford Hotel is done and dusted, the owners are seeking new opportunities to develop the site.
A newly installed ‘for lease’ sign in the hotel car park advertises the site as a unique retail opportunity that would suit a supermarket, fresh produce, food and retail use.
City of Swan chief executive Mike Foley said the owner’s original development approval for the site was still valid.
“The original development application (DA) included two parts –the restoration of the hotel and the construction of a separate 1,300sqm building to rear of the site,” he said.
“That development application was enacted and substantially commenced when the owners restored the original hotel.
“The development approval is still valid, which means the owners of the Guildford Hotel are free to construct and lease a building to rear of premises in accordance with their original development approval, without any further planning approvals.”