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Developer wants to build Bangalow's first motel since '90s

BANGALOW could soon have its first motel since the 1990s* with a development proposal on the table for the former netball courts land next to the Bangalow Bowling Club.

Before the development gets the green light, the land will have to be rezoned which is to be discussed by Byron Shire Council at their next meeting on Thursday.

The proposal for a two-storey motel and townhouse development on land owned by the Bangalow Bowling Club has been prepared for developers, Jestermond Pty.

Byron Shire Council will vote on Thursday on whether to forward the planning proposal to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for a gateway determination - necessary to rezone the land from RE2 Private Recreation to R2 Low Density Residential and SP3 Tourist Development.

In a report before councillors, it is noted that Bangalow's 2003 Settlement Strategy recognises the potential for a motel development within the town and that limited tourism accommodation is available.

The strategy notes the village would be well suited to bed and breakfasts, a small hotel or a "well-developed" caravan park within walking distance to the village centre.

If built, the motel will be the first for Bangalow and has the support of the board of the Bangalow Bowling Club, the current landowners.

In a letter supporting the plan, the board says a motel could provide accommodation for members and guests attending events at the club.

*An earlier version of this report incorrectly said this would be Bangalow's first motel

Topics:  bangalow, byron shire council, development



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