By Vanessa Cavasinni, editor Australian Hotelier

Laundy Hotels has lodged a development application to build a pub and craft brewery in the north-western Sydney suburb of Marsden Park.

The DA was registered with Blacktown Council on 12 September, with a capital investment value of $26,025,398. If approved, this would be the first greenfields construction project for Arthur Laundy, who has operated hotels for more than 50 years, and whose current portfolio of hotels under Laundy Hotels sits at 19 venues.

It will also be the first venture into a brewpub, with Laundy telling News Corp that his aim was to provide craft beer at a cheaper price range for patrons by producing it on-site.

The brewpub will be located in a suburb identified as one Sydney’s growth centres, after being rezoned for urban development in 2013. Once completely developed, the suburb is expected to house 30,000 residents.

The DA is currently being publicly exhibited by Blacktown City Council, but the DA will ultimately be considered by the Sydney West Joint Regional Planning Panel, as it has a value of over $20 million.

Arthur Laundy was contacted for comment, but was unavailable by time of publication.

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