Call is out for hotel developers for SouthWest 1

Published: 05 May 2014

Logan City's multi-award winning SouthWest 1 precinct will soon be home to a hotel, tavern, café and retail outlets.

Logan City Council has advertised for tenders to finance, design, build, operate and manage stage one of the Urban Village to sit within the master-planned enterprise precinct in Berrinba.

Governance, Finance and Economic Development Chairperson, Councillor Luke Smith (Division 6), said stage one of the Urban Village development on Browns Plains Rd would include a hotel and neighbouring facilities including a tavern, café and food venues.

"In recent years, demand for accommodation in the area has skyrocketed, especially with people travelling for business, and the first stage of SouthWest 1 will address the strategic need for short-term accommodation," he said.

"Following extensive market research over the past three months, a great deal of interest has already been generated for this prime development opportunity.

"Council is looking forward to working in partnership with the private sector to see this exciting project developed, not only for the benefit of tourists but also as another great facility for our local community to enjoy."

SouthWest 1 is made up of 40 hectares of developable land with an adjoining 80 hectares of parkland.

The total area of the Urban Village is eight hectares with approximately half that space dedicated to the first stage.

Councillor Graham Able (Division 5) said SouthWest 1 was the ideal location for a hotel development.

"The surrounding area has a lot to offer visitors, whether they are here for a family holiday or for business," he said.

"The beautiful Berrinba Wetlands are just around the corner, Kingston Park Raceway and one of only two bungy jumps in the country are close by and the LEC is a short drive away."

Future stages of the Urban Village site could include the development of a supermarket, commercial office, childcare centre, service station and gym.

Tenders close soon and a preferred proponent will be determined soon after.

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