The developer also wants to build beach houses south of its proposed resort at Gnarabup. Margaret River council rejects environmental rezoning of $70m Gnarabup hotel site. The proposal, just south of Gnarabup Beach, has been the subject of concern in parts of the South West community with high-profile opponents including musician John Butler and surfer Taj Burrow. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Currently the only approved beachfront tourism development opportunity in the region! This morning’s water protest, which took place at Gnarabup Beach — Margaret River’s only safe swimming bay — was organised by the Preserve Gnarabup group. The 120-bed Westin Margaret River Resort and Spa would be built on the southern headland of Gnarabup Beach to take advantage of Indian Ocean views, and plans to include restaurants, events facilities and access to the Cape to Cape Track. Despite not having development approval for his plans, Mr Saracen intends to commence construction of the $70million resort this year, with an opening date in 2023. We’ll even let you know about secret offers and sales when you sign up to our emails. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at the family-friendly Margarets Beach Resort. "The [council] meeting ended with three notices of motion which leave the door open for improving any development on the Gnarabup Headland, protecting the land and responding to the limitations of the site as identified by Council and its staff," they said. Hundreds of people opposed to a luxury housing and resort development being built on a pristine piece of the Margaret River coast have taken part in a mass ‘paddle out’ protest. Preserve Gnarabup will also have the support of the Coastal Residents Association, which met this week, and conservationists from the Margaret River Regional Environment Centre. Sorted by - Most Relevant. Margarets Beach Resort - $152 avg/night - Gnarabup - Amenities include: Swimming pool, Internet, Air Conditioning, TV, Washer & Dryer, No Smoking Bedrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6 Minimum stay from 1 night(s) Bookable directly online - Book vacation rental 4389397 with Vrbo. “There are other places in the Margaret River region to build a resort and luxury housing. Guests praise the dining options. To comment on this story and join the conversation, subscribe to The West Australian’s Everyday Digital package. Almost 300 people took part in a mass paddle out in protest over development at Gnarabup Beach. Scenic Spot. Featuring up-to-date information on top attractions, hotels nearby, travel tips and more. Prevelly Beach is minutes away. "We will also be preserving the Aboriginal heritage site in an area of new public open space, providing improved public access to the beach through our land and reintroducing native plants and trees that haven’t been on the site since it was first cleared for farmland in the 1930s," he said. Three things Martin’s funeral told us about bikie life, GALLERY: Festive lunch for Bunbury St Johns vollies, EU moves to restrict plastic waste exports. Currently the only approved beachfront tourism development opportunity in the region! The proposed resort still requires final planning approvals, but could include 45 luxury suites and 400 square metres of events space. CBRE Hotels and King & Wood Mallesons negotiated the management deal with hotel operator Marriott International. The proposal, just south of Gnarabup Beach, has been the subject of concern in parts of the South West community with high-profile opponents including musician John Butler and surfer Taj Burrow. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. Self parking is free. The beachfront site in the small south-west costal town has been slated for development for more than a decade. A planning proposal to rezone land near Margaret River to stop a proposed $70 million five-star hotel from being built has been narrowly voted down by the local council. If these details are … Lots 783 & 501-504 Gnarabup Beach Resort & Villa Sites, Gnarabup, WA 6285. The group is trying to stop Saracen Properties, which is owned by Luke Saraceni, from turning the headland into a proposed housing estate and 120-room resort, arguing it will affect flora and fauna including the critically-endangered Western Ringtail Possum, increase the need for more public infrastructure due to an increased population, and restrict beach access for locals. A render for the proposed Westin Margaret River Resort Hotel. Take a look through our photo library, read reviews from real guests and book now with our Price Guarantee. "We are more than happy for these plans to be judged on the facts and their merit as the design is of a very high quality and sensitive to the existing landscape and environment of Gnarabup. View Save Email. Guests praise the dining options. "Our land has been appropriately zoned for the uses we are proposing for over 15 years and has had a number of different approvals for development on it over this same time period. The opportunity exists to purchase 100% freehold interest in the Gnarabup Beach Resort and Villas sites. "There's a complete lack of natural justice in trying to take some land off somebody when they have a use for it and they're progressing something.". Serviced Apartment. Gnarabup / Prevelly Beach . WiFi and parking are free, and this aparthotel also features an outdoor pool. The development plan, unveiled in July, initially proposed a 120-guestroom resort set on prime land overlooking Gnarabup beach. Located 9km from the Margaret River Township, the assets line the Indian Ocean foreshore. You can enjoy an LCD TV with a DVD player, and each apartment features a washer/dryer, free WiFi, and a balcony or patio. A new community group has formed with the intention of fighting the Gnarabup resort proposal and the effective development of a new coastal village centre. Free. Prevelly Beach is minutes away. ", The developer also wants to build beach houses south of its proposed resort at Gnarabup.Credit:Saracen Properties. Swimming. The architect's image for the proposed resort design. The Saracen spokesman said it would comply with all planning and environmental controls applied to the land. A family-friendly stay in Gnarabup awaits you at Margarets Beach Resort. With walking trails along the dunes and easy access to the white sands Gnarabup is fantastic. Stand Up Paddling & Canoeing. Sunny Day. Credit: Christou Design Group Many residents not involved in the tourism sector have expressed surprise, shock and even anger at this week’s news of a major five-star resort proposed for the defunct Gnarabup Beach Estate site. The motion was defeated 4-3 at the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River council meeting on Wednesday night but environmentalists promise their fight to oppose the development has not ended. Jump down to: View a Map View Photo Gallery. Gnarabup is about 12 kilometres from the town of Margaret River and is a protected cove which is home to a population of about 460 people with a mixture of permanent and holiday homes as well as a general store. Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. © West Australian Newspapers Limited 2020. Gnarabup Tourism: Tripadvisor has 1 373 reviews of Gnarabup Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Gnarabup resource. Offering idyllic apartment accommodation, Margarets Beach Resort is one of the best beach resorts in Western Australia. Preserve Gnarabup has asked the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River to reserve the land or compulsorily acquire it. WiFi is free in public spaces. “It is often crowded with beachgoers – even in winter. View deals for Margarets Beach Resort, including fully refundable rates with free cancellation. Restaurant or Cafe; Walk trails; Using Google Maps Using Apple Maps. Sold. View deals for Margarets Beach Resort, including fully refundable rates with free cancellation. He said the hotel site was the only piece of land along the shire's coastline where a resort, like the one proposed, could be built and did not expect broad development of the coast. Australian Development Capital Pty Ltd (ADC), on behalf of Wallcliffe Nominees Pty Ltd and Gnarabup Beach Pty Ltd (Owner), seeks approval from the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River for a tourist resort development and supporting facilities on Lot 783 Wallcliffe Road, Gnarabup … 1 Resort Place, Gnarabup Beach, Gnarabup, Western Australia, Australia 78 m from downtown Show … - Comprising 5 lots, totalling 6.9ha* - Resort site includes current DA for 102 key luxury resort - Villas site includes historic DA for 73 individual villas and commercial facilities A Saracen Properties spokesman said it was now looking forward to showing the community its plans in the new year. "We believe there is strong community support for what our development will bring to the region," he said. Located in Gnarabup, Margarets Beach Resort is in a rural location and on the beach. Shire president Ian Earl said the horse had bolted 20 years ago when the planning commission had stepped over the council and designated the land-use for the area. The Gnarabup land is a possible habitat for the critically endangered western ringtail possum and there is also a registered Aboriginal heritage site at the location. Gnarabup Hotel Deals: Find great deals from hundreds of websites, and book the right hotel using Tripadvisor's 1,566 reviews of Gnarabup hotels. A Preserve Gnarabup spokesperson said it would continue to fight for the coastline. “We are not opposed to development. Child Friendly. You'll be 0.9 km (0.5 mi) from Prevelly Beach and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Surfers Point. Birdwatching. Properties in surrounding suburbs . Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Premier Mark McGowan was in Margaret River on Tuesday along with Tourism Minister Paul Papalia and representatives from the Marriott International group and developer, Saracen Properties. Hundreds of people opposed to a luxury housing and resort development being built on a pristine piece of the Margaret River coast have taken part in a mass ‘paddle out’ protest. This morning’s water protest, which took place at Gnarabup Beach — Margaret River’s only safe swimming bay — was organised by the Preserve Gnarabup group. 7plus brings you the shows you love to watch, anytime. Wednesday night's council decision was prompted by a community-driven amendment to the local planning scheme to reserve the land so it could not be developed. Google Reviews. Just 10 kilometres from the town of Margaret River, on WA’s spectacular South West Coast, and just 500 metres from pristine Gnarabup Beach, Margarets Beach Resort is the only resort accommodation by the sea. Currently untouched coastal heath, the site has been slated for development for three decades. The nearby Smiths Beach area also came under attack from 2001-2004 however the corruption in the planning process was revealed and the area has been saved for future generations. The 120-bed Westin Margaret River Resort and Spa - owned by Marriott International - would be built on the southern headland of Gnarabup Beach, immediately south of Surfers Point. Margaret River’s Premier Tourism Offering The opportunity exists to purchase 100% freehold interest in the Gnarabup Beach Resort and Villas sites. Resorts near Gnarabup Beach, Margaret River on Tripadvisor: Find 8,745 traveler reviews, 10,554 candid photos, and prices for resorts near Gnarabup Beach in Margaret River, Australia. 10 properties found Viewing 1 - 10. Saracen Properties purchased the five lots, where a Westin hotel and beach houses would be built, last year for $5.5 million. WiFi and parking are free, and this aparthotel also features an outdoor pool. Mr Earl said trying to rezone and buy the land could have cost anywhere from $5.5 million to $30 million for the shire. The Shire Council will consider the group’s proposal at a meeting in December. A section of Gnarabup coastline that has been earmarked as a potential resort site will be transformed with the announcement of a new 120 room hotel development. “Gnarabup is already an extremely highly-used community and tourism asset,” she said. Sold Development Sites & Land in Gnarabup, WA 6285. Gnarabup Beach is the longest and most popular swimming beach in Prevelly and spans from the southern headland in the south to Surfers Point in the north. Premier Mark McGowan visited Margaret River in June to spruik the hotel development, which is slated to open in 2023. We ask the developer, Luke Saraceni and Saracen Properties, to look at one of the many other sites in our region. Scuba Snorkelling & Diving. This site means too much to our community.”. Margarets Beach Resort Gnarabup. There has been a long history of developers looking to build at the site since the state government opened up the land two decades ago. Gnarabup Tourism: Tripadvisor has 1,532 reviews of Gnarabup Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Gnarabup resource. Saracen Properties purchased the five lots, where a Westin hotel and beach houses would be built, last year for $5.5 million. Fishing & Boating. Walking & Hiking. Hundreds of people opposed to a luxury housing and resort development being built on a pristine piece of the Margaret River coast have taken part in a mass ‘paddle out’ protest. Peter de Kruijff is a journalist with WAtoday. "The motions put forward by council members mean we can keep on working to preserve Gnarabup.". The group argues the fragile southern limestone headland of Gnarabup beach is the wrong place for such large-scale development. You have nominated multiple apartments; please note that the arrival/departure dates and payment details must be the same for all apartments. 6.9 ha (17.05 acres) Development Sites & Land • Hotel & Leisure. Surfpoint Resort is rated "Superb" by our guests. - Comprising 5 lots, totalling 6.9ha* - Resort site includes current DA for 102 key luxury resort - Villas site includes historic DA for 73 individual villas and commercial facilities Gnarabup is now in a perilous position with regard to overcrowding and spoiling of the local environment. This 4-star Gnarabup aparthotel is smoke free. Contact Agent. Disabled Access . Margarets Beach Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool and a sauna. They also claim the Gnarabup Headland includes an Aboriginal heritage site on one of the lots. Explore Gnarabup Beach in Gnarabup with Expedias guide! This morning’s water protest, which took place at Gnarabup Beach — Margaret River’s only safe swimming bay — was organised by the Preserve Gnarabup group. 08 9780 5911. Margaret River Golf Club and Voyager Estate are worth visiting if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Prevelly Beach and Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre. Highlights at this beachfront aparthotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens. We know WA is in a state of economic recovery from COVID-19. "It's hard for us to come over the top now," he said. Gnarabup Beach: Margaret's Beach Resort - See 328 traveler reviews, 160 candid photos, and great deals for Margaret River, Australia, at Tripadvisor. Dog Friendly. A render for the proposed Westin Margaret River Resort Hotel.Credit:Christou Design Group. Preserve Gnarabup spokeswoman Beth Carlessi said the group understood there was a need for development in the region but opposed this particular area being turned into a housing estate and resort. Protest group Preserve Gnarabup has lodged its bid to have the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River acquire land earmarked for a resort development on the Margaret River coastline, but the developer says the group has “grossly underestimated” the site’s value. The 120-bed Westin Margaret River Resort and Spa would be built on the southern headland of Gnarabup Beach to take advantage of Indian Ocean views, and plans to include restaurants, events facilities and access to the Cape to Cape Track., register or subscribe to save articles for later. Lots 783 & 501-504 Gnarabup Beach Resort & Villa Sites Gnarabup WA 6285 Currently the only approved beachfront tourism development opportunity in the region! 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