New $8 million hotel proposed for Curlewis
CURLEWIS Golf Club is proposing to expand the tourism experience for its members and visitors with a new $8 million hotel.
The City of Greater Geelong has received a planning application from Ladcom Pty Ltd to develop an eco-tourism accommodation development including 60 residential hotel rooms, a manager’s unit, associated parking (77 spaces), golf cart parking (10 spaces) and removal and lopping of native vegetation.
A planning report compiled by NovoPlanning states that the visitor economy was critical to the Bellarine and wider Geelong economy.
“The Greater Geelong and The Bellarine Tourism Development Plan states that 2.8 million day trippers visit the region annually.
“This Plan identifies opportunities for large scale accommodation/resort development on the Bellarine, particularly in Bellarine North.
The Greater Geelong Planning Scheme supports the expansion of the Curlewis Golf Club to address the unmet demand for accommodation.”
The planning report states that the proposed accommodation will be located to the south of the existing Clubhouse and to the west of the 9th Green.
“The 60 rooms will be located in 17 buildings in an area that is partially used for site services and a golf tee and green.
“A designated reception or check-in area will be located in the Clubhouse.
“The first tee will be relocated to the north of the development area.
“The buildings are modular construction and include 14 storey and three single storey detached buildings (including the Manager’s unit).”
The planning report also states that this proposal includes accessible rooms which will support access an inclusion for people of all abilities.
“Some ground floor rooms are design with improved access to the rooms and amenities to improve access.
“The application also seeks approval for new golf facilities for storage and servicing adjacent to the accommodation precinct.
“The access to the buildings will be via a new sealed access internal road.
“The existing access to the site will not be modified.”