Tavern on Homemaker Centre agenda

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Camera IconCredit: Graphic by Denise Ladhams

A tavern at Bunbury’s Homemaker Centre is back on the agenda with developers hoping to get the project rolling.

Citygate Properties in 2014 had its application for a tavern at the Blair Street site approved, but the approval has since lapsed and is now back out for public comment.

Principal director Geoff Prosser said he had simply been “too busy” to get the project off the ground.

“We had the rebuild at South Bunbury Marketplace along with Eaton Fair work and now we want to look at getting this rolling,” Mr Prosser said.

“Given we’re now catching up, we’ll get it rolling.”

Geoff Prosser
Camera IconGeoff Prosser Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

The tavern will be built in an already established building behind Chicken Treat at the centre.

Plans include a big lounge and dining room and a decked alfresco dining area and it is proposed the tavern will be open seven days a week.

Mr Prosser said the tavern would provide somewhere for the growing number of homemaker precinct staff to eat and “meet up”.

“There’s a fair bit of stuff going on at the Homemaker Centre at present,” he said.

“Given the large number of staff here, we wanted somewhere they could grab a quick bite to eat or meet up after work.

“It’s just about providing a facility for those people and workers to come and meet.”

The plans are out for public comment through the Bunbury City Council until September 22.

During previous public consultation there was overwhelming support for the tavern from 125 people who were mainly workers at the precinct.

There were seven objections, which raised concerns over traffic, rubbish and anti-social behaviour.

The development would be in line with Mr Prosser’s plans to “brighten up” the precinct.

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