Public comment period for Rottnest Island proposal drawing to close

Public comment period for Rottnest Island proposal drawing to close

PUBLIC consultation on the Prendiville Group’s resort development proposal for Rottnest Island closes on Sunday.

Hotel Rottnest Resort, adjacent to the existing Hotel Rottnest, would include 80 hotel rooms over two levels, four pools, a function centre, restaurant, spa, gym and staff accommodation.

The application will be referred to State Government agencies and determined by the Rottnest Island Authority Board.

If approved, construction will start in April or May next year with the resort completed in mid-to-late 2019.

In June, The Prendiville Group executive director hotels Garrett Prendiville told Community News that four architects had submitted plans for a resort on the 11,000sq m site but admitted it would be a tough process.

“We’re very conscious of the fact that multiple people who are very capable have failed (at developments on Rottnest Island),” Mr Prendiville said.

Mr Prendiville said trees on the vacant site would be retained and Hotel Rottnest would remain the same.

Thomsons Rottnest and Pinky’s Resort executive general manager Tom Cykowski the proposal was “fantastic for the island”.

“I’m please to see everything that’s being proposed,” Mr Cykowski said.

“More focus on the island is good for everyone.”

Pinky’s Eco Retreat, a beachside eco-tent resort, was conditionally approved by the Rottnest Island Authority Board in September and is expected to be completed in October next year.

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