Proposed Redevelopment of the Beaumaris Hotel Rejected by Bayside City Council
BCS Inc. objected to a 3rd storey & the huge underground car park. Neither would be needed if the apartments were limited to eleven & the two-storey dwellings limited to nine.
See BCS Inc. letter of objection to Bayside City Council.
MOTION CARRIED AT BAYSIDE COUNCIL GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETING OF 20TH JUNE 2005 (See Item 127)
Moved Cr Wilson Seconded Cr Dwyer
1. That the report on combined Amendment C42 to the Bayside Planning Scheme and planning application 04/0681 with respect to 472 Beach Road, Beaumaris and submissions received in response to exhibition be received.
Click here to see a photograph of the Beaumaris Hotel, as seen from the coastal reserve here, c.1950, after its two Mansard roofs had been removed, but before its attractive iron lace decoration, and front fences and box hedges, had been removed and 1960s’ accretions added. Page 15 of a pre-1926 promotional brochure for the Deauville Estate shows a photograph with the Mansard roofs in place.
A May 2005 planning application, including a Planning Scheme Amendment C42, seeks conversion from a hotel to 16 apartments, 18 two-storey dwellings on the hotel car parks, and underground parking for 75 cars, with restoration of the original third storey Mansard roofs and Victorian era facades. The hotel land, except for the car park on the other side of Bodley Street, has Heritage Overlay HO66 on the Bayside Planning Scheme.
The building has stood on the south-west corner of Bodley Street and Beach Road, since the 1880s Land Boom. Its foundation stone, as the Great Southern Hotel, was officially laid in 1888 in the presence of the President of the local municipality, the Shire of Moorabbin, the Hon. Thomas Bent MLA, who later became Premier of Victoria.
‘Early Morning Beaumaris’ – Clarice Beckett
A view from Bodley Street, alongside the Beaumaris Hotel, looking over Beaumaris Bay
Oil on canvas 440 x 660 mm Signed c. 1925
Reproduced with permission from Ms Rosalind Hollinrake from her book