THE Captain Stirling Hotel will remain the “jewel” in Woolworths’ plans for a supermarket and dining and retail hub at the Stirling Highway, Nedlands site that have been submitted to the City of Nedlands.
Council will consider the development application for Nedlands Square that includes a new dining precinct around a town square with a children’s interactive play space, before October and the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel will make the final decision.
Woolworths Regional Property development manager Jarrad Wilson said the state heritage listed Captain Stirling Hotel building would remain the jewel of the site with more informal dining areas built at the back of the hotel.
A modern market-style Woolworths supermarket would anchor the centre, supported by various specialty and community uses as well as a medical and wellness precinct.
Mr Wilson said the development application was the culmination of years of work with local stakeholders, including extensive community engagement to understand what the community wanted.
“The feedback has directly shaped our application, particularly the emphasis on creating a high-quality town square and meeting place for local residents,” he said.
The Woolworths Group holds a long-term lease on the Captain Stirling Hotel site, which includes The Captain Stirling Hotel, bottleshop, carpark and five residential properties at the back.
The developers will host an information session at The Captain Stirling Hotel on Thursday, August 22 3-8pm where residents can view plans and ask the project team questions.
- The Metro West JDAP will consider a development application for an Aldi at the neighbouring site in November. There’s a recommendation for refusal.