Developers Jimmy and Marvin Wong plan to build a three-storey development, which will include 54 hotel rooms, 24 one-bedroom, self-contained apartments, a restaurant and a bar, function centre, and office space.
The works will start in December, pending final approval. The panel included 27 conditions, most of which must satisfy the City of Rockingham, including a two-year period of approval from May 8 ” the date of the meeting ” and that the approval would lapse and be of no further effect should no substantial development occur in this period.
The developers must also address a number of issues, such as sufficient on-street parking, a total of 12 bicycle parking spaces and the preparation of an acoustics report that demonstrates the development complies with the city’s noise regulations.
Jimmy Wong told the Courier that Rockingham was ‘crying out badly’ for accommodation and that he hoped the development would satisfy that need.
‘It is one area that is lacking and it will help make the city more diverse,’ he said.