Posh resort Goode idea, says Mayor

Tayler NealeAlbany Advertiser

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington says a luxury resort at Goode Beach would be a “string to our bow” for the region.

The Albany Advertiser revealed last week plans for a multimillion-dollar five-star luxury resort at Goode Beach — close to tourism hotspots such as The Gap and Discovery Bay.

A structure plan outlining a 51-unit complex situated between Lake Vancouver and Goode Beach was submitted to the City, with a public information session held at the site last week.

Mr Wellington said the information session showed residents were divided on the development proposal.

“Some people were concerned about their lifestyle being impacted by the development,” Mr Wellington said.

The plan outlined the 7.71ha area was a “prime tourism site” and a development could include a function centre, a restaurant and a cafe.

Ground Kent Architects has prepared the resort’s conceptual design and the proposal is believed to be in a similar vein to the company’s previous project, Bunker Bay Resort, near Dunsborough.

“I think it would be an excellent development — it would be another string to our bow,” Mr Wellington said.

“It would be good if we could have a Bunker Bay-style development out there but it’s just a matter of going through the correct framework

“Ultimately it’s up to the WA Planning Commission.”

If the proposal is approved by the council, the WA Planning Commission must still approve the development.

The City will receive public submissions on the structure plan until October 9.

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