Rivervale: 120-room hotel granted extended two years for building license

Artist’s impression of the Wyndham LUX Perth hotel on Great Eastern Highway in Rivervale.
Artist’s impression of the Wyndham LUX Perth hotel on Great Eastern Highway in Rivervale.

METRO Central Joint Development Assessment Panel has granted a two-year extension for a development approval of a proposed 120-bedroom hotel in Rivervale yesterday.

The approval for the proposed Wyndham LUX Perth hotel at the intersection of Fitzroy Road and Great Eastern Highway was valid until January 23 this year and has been extended to 2021.

Wyndham LUX Perth will be the first hotel in the world to achieve a verified Environmental Product Declaration and will be built by WA building technology company NXT Tec.

The construction process for the development includes off-site manufacture and on-site assembly, causing a longer timeframe between granting development approval and starting the development.

“In the ordinary course when there is an extension, one would see positive works taken at the site,” specialist member Michael Hardy said.

“Here the novelty of the process demands a different view and I’m very happy to support the proposal.”

NXT Tec chairman and managing director Natasha Di Ciano said this world-first complete building structure solution would deliver faster, cheaper and higher quality impact.

“The fully fitted hotel is to be completed within 12 months which is 50 per cent faster than hotel construction in Australia,” she said.