Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

Hon John Carey BA MLA

Hon John Carey BA MLA

Minister for Housing; Lands; Homelessness; Local Government

    Landmark Middleton Beach hotel concept images unveiled

    12/08/2022 2:15 PM
    • Concept designs released for much anticipated new hotel on Albany's picturesque foreshore
    • New project on long-vacant site to deliver planned 66-suite hotel and new food and beverage facilities for Albany
    • Development to provide new amenity for residents and drive local tourism
    • Works anticipated to commence in 2023 for hotel opening in 2024, subject to development approval

    The McGowan Government has today unveiled the first concept images and designs for the much anticipated $30 million hotel at Middleton Beach in Albany.


    The hotel, to be delivered by Pacifica Ausglobal, will bring new amenity, drive tourism and create local jobs and further economic opportunities for the region.


    The concept for the waterfront hotel is planned to feature 66 suites, with ground floor food and beverage facilities for local residents, visitors and hotel guests to enjoy.


    Pacifica Ausglobal has been refining the design based on feedback provided by the Government's State Design Review Panel.


    The Panel is working with Pacifica on key design components of the project including building height in relation to Mt Clarence and Middleton Beach, parking, place activation and its contribution to a successful beachfront public realm.


    Final changes to the design will be made following the second design review and once endorsed by the State Design Review Panel, will be submitted to the City of Albany as part of the development approval process.


    The public will then have the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed design.


    Subject to development approval, works are anticipated to commence on the new hotel in early 2023 and will create up to 180 new jobs.


    The Middleton Beach Hotel will be located opposite Duettes - six unique townhouses which mark the first stage in a purpose-designed, medium density, mixed-use development by the McGowan Government in regional WA.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "I'm excited to be here in Albany to celebrate the next phase in the development of this long-awaited prime waterfront hotel.


    "The hotel will become the centrepiece of the wider Middleton Beach Activity Centre which has recently seen my Government contributing $3.5 million towards upgrading the foreshore.


    "When complete, the Middleton Beach precinct will generate new local jobs and training opportunities in the region's growing hospitality and tourism industries."


    Comments attributed to Lands Minister John Carey:


    "Middleton Beach is already one of Albany's most popular seaside destinations and this major development project will generate a new and vibrant tourism destination, driving economic and employment opportunities for the Great Southern.


    "To be located on the former site of the iconic Esplanade Hotel, the premium hotel will be a key attraction within the State Government's Middleton Beach Activity Centre area, connecting seamlessly to the redeveloped foreshore.


    "The State Government welcomes the next phase of the Development Application process, and I encourage the community to have their say on the design of this major project in the coming months."


    Comments attributed to Albany MLA Rebecca Stephens:


    "The 3.9 hectare Middleton Beach Activity Centre is set to become a vibrant mixed-use and tourism precinct, bringing together residential living, retail and commercial offerings as well as holiday and short stay accommodation.


    "This development is about creating new local jobs and ensuring our region remains a tourism hotspot."


    Premier's office - 6552 5200

    Lands Minister's office - 6552 5300