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Controversial Coogee Bay Hotel development decision deferred

By EVA BAXTER A decision on the controversial Coogee Bay Hotel development was deferred until March by the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel last month due to insufficient information. The panel said more information was needed regarding the proposed size and bulk and its impact on view corridors and traffic. The deferral gives the applicant […]

‘Absolute Nightmare’: Residents oppose $112 million Coogee Bay Hotel development

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The Eastern Suburbs community have voiced strong opposition against Coogee Bay Hotel’s proposed $112 million redevelopment, with locals believing that the character of the iconic beach precinct is under threat. The controversial development application details a six-storey building encompassing 60 residential apartments, with a height of 23.3 metres – almost doubling the […]

Hemmes at the ready: community-focused revamp for Coogee

Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes will unveil his latest acquisition, the ‘Coogee Pavilion’, next month. Formerly known as the Beach Palace Hotel, the property covers approximately 1500 square metres and spans three levels. Mr Hemmes said the venue would be very different from a pub or hotel and would have a strong community focus. “We want […]

GIG: C.W. STONEKING

It’s been a quiet year for fans of C.W Stoneking. The ‘leading voice’ of Australia’s roots music scene has been laying low, celebrating the birth of his first daughter, and preparing for what he describes as a, “Pretty hardcore” touring schedule in 2010. On top of tours through the US, Britain and Europe, Stoneking will […]