Demolition of the Sundowner Motel in Ballina. Reside Living will be built on the site on the corner of Kerr and River Streets.
Demolition of the Sundowner Motel in Ballina. Reside Living will be built on the site on the corner of Kerr and River Streets. Cathy Adams

Last goodbye for Ballina's Sundowner Motel

THE last remnants of the demolition of the Sundowner Motel should be cleared from its riverside site in the Ballina CBD by the end of April.

 

 

In its place Brisbane-based developer Reside Living has approval to build a new development that will include 34 units and a 1000sqm commercial retail space, principal Geoff Boon said.

Tweed Coast Demolition & Excavations is handling the removal of the Sundowner and there will also be opportunities for local contractors in the construction phase, Mr Boon said.

Construction is expected to begin as soon as practical after the demolition.

The site was bought by Reside Living two years ago with an eye to redevelopment, Mr Boon said.

He said he was confident the completed project will be meet by strong market demand after its 12-month construction phase.

Reside Living is already open to taking inquiries about the new complex.

The $31 million development on the corner of River and Kerr streets will include a six-story building, apartments, an on-site supermarket, restaurant and first class community facilities.



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