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Middleton Beach roadworks complete, hotel operator now sought

Following the completion of critical roadworks at Albany’s Middleton Beach, work has begun to secure an international standard hotel for the iconic tourist and community destination.

The WA Government is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from national and international operators for the planned hotel at Western Australia’s picturesque Middleton Beach.

Once developed, Middleton Beach Activity Centre will be a hub of retail, commercial, tourism and residential developments that will help underpin the growth of Albany and the Great Southern region.

The project is expected to create up to 120 jobs during the land development phase of construction and hundreds more once businesses and the hotel are operational.

LandCorp has appointed CBRE Hotels, part of Australia’s biggest commercial real estate services group, to manage the hotel operator EOI which is scheduled to run until March 23, 2018.

The process reflects increasing momentum for the Middleton Beach development throughout 2018, with developers for the mixed-use hotel site being invited to express their interest in the second quarter of this year. Site works at the mixed-use precinct will follow later this year.

The roadworks, which included the realignment of Flinders Parade, improves traffic and pedestrian access through the area and created more useable space for the development of a future hotel without encroaching on the existing foreshore.

Importantly, the road realignment enables the hotel site to offer absolute beach frontage, a rare and highly desirable attractor for hotel developers.

The hotel site is zoned mixed-use with a maximum 12-storey height limit, yielding up to 120 hotel rooms.