Representatives of Chambroad Overseas Investment Australia Pty Ltd (Chambroad) presented to a council workshop last night (15 June 2021) on a way forward for the Kangaroo Bay hotel development following the formal exit of the University of Tasmania (UTAS) late last month.

As previously announced council was formally advised last month by UTAS that it was no longer in a position to commit to the Kangaroo Bay project of delivering a Tourism and Hospitality School in Kangaroo Bay in partnership with Chambroad.

Clarence City Council Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said Chambroad put forward a number of options to council at the workshop as a way forward for the project.

“Chambroad clearly remains committed to seeing this project through and provided Alderman with a range of options on what could take the place of the UTAS component of the project alongside the planned hotel development,” Mayor Chipman said.

“Council was presented with four options for formal consideration and Alderman were then given the opportunity to ask questions of the representatives.”

The four options put forward for formal consideration by Alderman were:

  1. Consider ‘other uses’ for the approved buildings
    • Building A as a hotel and apartments
    • Building B & C for commercial uses
  2. Consider ‘other uses’ for the approved buildings
    • Building A as a hotel and apartments
    • Buildings B & C as a multi-purpose community facility under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with Council, or other community facility
  3. Consider any other uses for buildings A, B & C through a community engagement and consultation process
  4. Consider negotiation of a commercial settlement

“Council will now consider these options and look to provide advice to Chambroad in the near future,” said Mayor Chipman.