Beachcomber Resort owners apply to include longer term stays

The owners of Beachcomber Resort have made application to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to change its use to longer term stays.

Written submissions on the planned change of use close on August 23.

King and Campbell are acting on behalf of the resort directors Chris Ireland, William and Dianne Tweed and Melvyn Hodis.

A voluntary planning agreement and associated development application forms the application.

Mr Ireland said the resort would continue trading as normal with holiday bookings continuing.

“This application simply allows us the opportunity to offer a visitor to stay over and above a month, which is currently the case,” he said.

“We consistently receive enquiry from people wanting to stay longer. This application is the result of the pressure of those requests.

The agreement provides for a monetary contribution to be made in lieu of the shortfall in on-site parking.

The $44,728.80 contribution is to be used towards the cost of the provision by the council of public car parking, or the upgrading of pedestrian or traffic facilities, in the local area of the development.

Beachcomber Resort is located opposite Town Beach.

Under its current use, the resort boasts 22 fully furnished apartments comprising 12, two bedroom deluxe apartments, five, two bedroom deluxe spa apartments and five studio apartments.

To make a submission, log onto Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s website.