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Hotel plan for Tea Tree Gully civic centre

Tea Tree Gully Council’s civic centre could be bulldozed for a hotel, retail and commercial buildings, mayor says.

Hotel plan for Tea Tree Gully civic centre

Tea Tree Gully Council’s civic centre could make way for a hotel development, a recent think tank has revealed. Picture: AAP/Nicholas Wrankmore.Source:News Limited

Tea Tree Gully Council’s civic centre at Modbury could be demolished for a hotel as staff are moved to its new service centre in Golden Grove.

The Messenger understands several councillors were shown basic designs for a possible hotel development at the Modbury site at a workshop on Tuesday night.

Elected members were presented with three plans during an hour-long discussion entitled “Civic Centre Space and Future Opportunities”.

One plan includes two five-storey residential and retail buildings on the present civic centre grounds.

A further plan includes a six-storey building in the council carpark, and two buildings with a total of 36 apartments where the civic centre currently stands.

A new building for council services could also be constructed – nestling between Civic Park and North East Rd, Modbury under a further plan.

Mayor Kevin Knight told The Messenger elected members needed to start thinking about a future use for the civic centre “when quite a few staff” move to the council’s service centre at Golden Grove.

Staff are expected to start working there from the middle of September.

Mr Knight said a future development could also include a revamp of the carpark between the civic centre and Sfera’s convention centre.

“If there is demand it could potentially be developed for many purposes that could include a hotel or commercial premises,” Mr Knight said.

“I must stress that we have not been approached by anyone or any developers.

“This was very broadbrush stuff.

“It was a think tank where no idea was considered short-term or off the table and it included many ideas that were futuristic in nature but none that were imminent.”

The workshop also considered the future use of its council buildings with many no longer compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.

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