The Westgate Hotel is the new Westgate Residence.
Photo: Supplied What do the residents of the Parklands apartments, on the west side of Parkland, think about the new hotels coming to the area?
“I’m pretty happy.
It’s a nice change of pace for us, to be honest.
We’ve got a nice view, it’s a really good place to be,” said one resident, who asked not to be named.
“I can’t say we’re too worried about what’s going to happen.
I’m sure there’s some good news, but I think we’ve got to take it with a pinch of salt,” she said.
“It’s a bit of a gamble, but at least the community is going to be pleased.”
“We can’t complain, but we don’t know anything about it,” another resident added.
The West Gate Hotel opened in October 2017, and it has been a popular destination for many residents.
Photo from the West Gate Residence, Westgate Apartments.
Photo source News12 What’s in store for the area of the parkland and Westgate Resort?
“There are going to need to be some changes made to the way we use the park, to try and minimise noise and the impact it has on our local environment, particularly the birds,” the council’s planning and environment officer said.
The new West Gate hotel will open in 2019.
Photo by Chris Barr.
“We’re also planning to do some things around our surrounding area.
We’re planning to build some new community gardens in the area, and the council has also commissioned some design and planning work that will come from the University of New South Wales, and also a local architect to work with the council.”
The council is currently in discussions with the University and the local community about what they could be able to do to improve the environment and how it might be improved, with the final outcome expected in 2019, the planning officer said, adding that the project was being conducted in the public interest.
“Our aim is to find the best solution to this issue for the residents and we’re committed to making sure this isn’t a long-term solution.”
The development is being designed by architects Bexley Williams, who worked on the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.
The project is also part of the councils vision for Westgate.
Photo of Westgate property, courtesy of West Gate Properties.
“This is the start of something really big,” the planning and environmental officer said of the project.
“Hopefully it will be a great place to live in, and to look forward to a better future.”