Coun­cil or­ders ho­tel to re­move don­gas

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr and Peter De Krui­jff

■ The Kar­ratha In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel has been given one year to re­move tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion units used to house staff.

The don­gas were ap­proved for use dur­ing con­struc­tion of the KI’s drive-through bot­tleshop and were sup­posed to be re­moved within 28 days of its com­ple­tion.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said the coun­cil had given the own­ers a grace pe­riod to re­move the build­ings.

“While (the) coun­cil was aware these units re­mained in place, the fact they did not meet their plan­ning ap­proval con­di­tions was not de­tected un­til last year when City of­fi­cers con­ducted an au­dit on all trans­portable build­ings,” he said.

“Once aware, City of­fi­cers no­ti­fied man­age­ment and the own­ers of the non-com­pli­ance im­me­di­ately and re­quired them to ad­dress the mat­ter with the high­est pri­or­ity.”

The Kar­ratha In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel is part of the Pren­diville Group of prop­er­ties, which in­cludes Sandalford Wines, Ho­tel Rot­tnest and the Nor­folk Ho­tel in Fre­man­tle.

At last month’s City of Kar­ratha Coun­cil meet­ing, Pren­diville Group pro­ject man­ager Tony Dichiera ar­gued for ad­di­tional time to re­move the tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion, but was de­nied af­ter sev­eral coun­cil­lors said the ho­tel had more than enough time to re­move them al­ready.

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