New hotel development set to transform site

July 14, 2017 by  

The City of Hume has approved the development of a multimillion-dollar hotel in Tullamarine, Victoria.

Proposed for construction on a corner block at Freight and Mickleham roads, the six-storey hotel is to include 66 service apartments, along with a business centre, café and guests’ gym.

Some councillors agreed the development, which will also offer a shuttle bus service to Melbourne Airport, would create jobs and revitalise what they described as a `tired’ area.

A graphic design in the form of an artist impression from developer Chen He Airport Property Pty Ltd illustrated a sleek building together with triangular cladding.

Cr. Geoff Porter said the project would encourage further investment in the area while also creating jobs, saying:

“The area is a ghost town and the hotel development will attract other service businesses.”

Cr. Porter estimated the cost of the project to be in the vicinity of $15m, and said substantial investment in the area such as this is a goo thing for many reasons, including the fact that it generates new jobs. He added:

“I supported the development as proposed which is different to the (Council officer’s) recommendation because it will be good for the area.”

He said the current vacant building on the site was old and drab and did nothing to enhance the area. Cr. Jack Medcraft agreed, saying the state-of-the-art six-storey hotel will brighten up the area.