Developer sought for new hotel in Karratha

The WA state government is calling for expressions of interest from developers and operators to construct and run a premium hotel in Karratha that will become a centrepiece of the new City of the North vision.

Located in the heart of the Karratha CBD, the hotel will form part of The Quarter – a commercial and entertainment precinct being delivered by Mirvac in collaboration with LandCorp. The hotel was originally planned to be delivered by Mirvac but due to changes in Mirvac’s corporate structure LandCorp is now seeking a new partner to build and operate the hotel.

Regional development and lands minister Brendon Grylls said the hotel would form a key part of The Quarter, improving facilities for business and the community.

“Tourism and hospitality are vital in a diversified economy and we are looking to ensure these industries join the resources sector as thriving parts of Karratha’s economy,” Mr Grylls said. “The proposed hotel will provide improved facilities for locals, businesses and visitors, with good conference and meeting facilities.”

Located on the site of the former aquatic centre, the hotel will have frontage to the town’s main street Sharpe Ave and the future east-west link with connection to Karratha’s growing suburbs.

Submissions close on 1 August 1.

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