NSW Minister for Planning, Tony Kelly, said the Department of Planning will not consider Oakstand Property Group’s proposals for the redevelopment of the Coogee Bay Hotel site until a review is undertaken by the Government architect.

“This follows concerns by the Department of Planning, Randwick City Council and the community over the different options being considered by developer,” Kelly said.

“In particular, there are concerns about the height, bulk, scale, and impact of what Oakstand had proposed on the character of the heritage and locality.”

Kelly said that the NSW Government architect, Peter Mould, would review development options for the Coogee Bay Hotel site.

“The review will include consultation with the proponent, Council and the precinct committee and will result in a report to the Department of Planning to assist in its consideration of the major project declaration request,” Kelly said.

“Peter Mould’s review will occur before any redevelopment of the site is considered for formal assessment.”

Design concepts provided by Oakstand for the Coogee Bay site will be available on the Department of Planning’s website.

Mould’s report will be made available to the public and is expected by late September.

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