PRIME Ocean Drive real estate which could be transformed into multi-storey hotels will be showcased to high-profile developers at a Sydney conference this month.
City of Bunbury representatives will travel to an Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Hotel Industry Conference to promote the city’s vacant land.
Sites that will be pitched to developers include Ocean Drive lots – former Punchbowl Caravan Park site and Lot 66 – as well as a site next to the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre.
City of Bunbury chief executive officer Andrew Brien said the conference was a good opportunity to target developers from across the country and overseas.
“The pitch will be that we have sites here that are zoned and ready to go,” Mr Brien said.
A highly anticipated hotel and residential development planned for Lot 66 fell through in January when China-based company Citron Property Pty Ltd pulled out due to the “economic downturn.”
Mr Brien said Bunbury was an attractive prospect for potential developers.
“With the entertainment centre expansion there will be more convention facilities in the city which is a bonus for hotels,” he said.
“If we can get a couple of people to come over and have a look that will be a great start.”