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Port Lincoln | Developments & News

#1 Post by Howie » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:24 am

Seaside hotel complex to bring in the tourists
By MATT WILLIAMS
07jan06

TOURISM in the city and its local economy is expected to boom when a $45 million, seven-storey hotel opens its doors late next year.

Not only will the hotel feature 111 rooms, it will include a gym, pool, conference facilities for up to 500 people and is situated on the waterfront, overlooking Boston Bay.

It is hoped the hotel will attract visitors from around the world because of its unique location.

Demolition of several buildings on the 5000sqm site starts this weekend with construction expected to begin next month.

Corporate entities are being targeted by the developers with the potential for international car manufacturers to launch their new products inside the complex.






The idea for the hotel was spawned three years ago by Port Lincoln tuna baron and multi-millionaire, Sam Sarin.

The initial plans put to the Port Lincoln Council were for a $25 million hotel but those have changed significantly since then.

The complex has been leased to the Hurley Group, run by prominent hotelier Peter Hurley, with Adelaide Crows players Mark Ricciuto and Simon Goodwin also involved in the operation.

Lincoln Lakes Development general manager Adrian Griffen said the hotel would directly and indirectly employ up to 120 people.

"This is going to be a great boost for the town and the people who utilise the function areas from Adelaide, interstate, and overseas will stay in Port Lincoln because it's not like they can drive home at the end of the day," he said.

"The biggest selling point will be its function areas and it will cater for large weddings and other types of functions."

It will be a four-star hotel and is based on a "resort, holiday style".

"You always get a lot of holiday people in town and this will give them another option of having somewhere to stay while they're in Port Lincoln," Mr Griffen said.

Rainwater collected by the complex will be retained and recycled within the hotel.

There are already five hotels in Port Lincoln - the Grand Tasman, Great Northern, Boston, Pier, and the Marina Tavern.
Source : The Advertiser 07/01/2006

Not exactly metro adelaide but excellent all the same... many of us don't go to port lincoln enough, maybe this will give us another reason to see this excellent place.

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#2 Post by Will » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:56 am

This is excellent news. I remember an article in the Sunday mail a few years ago about this development, but because I did not hear anything about it for so long I imagined it had been cancelled.

This is excellent news, and I am sure it will help Port Lincoln to grow, and it may possibly become South Australia's premier regional city.

Here is the original design, I'm not sure what the new one looks like.

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#3 Post by Howie » Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:01 am

Hey Will, I can't see the image you posted.

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#4 Post by Will » Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:17 am

Howie wrote:Hey Will, I can't see the image you posted.
OK, thanks for informing me of the problem, I will try to rectify it.

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#5 Post by Howie » Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:29 am

Looks nice! Thanks for fixing that.

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#6 Post by Algernon » Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:21 pm

I'm hitting up a bogan from Port Lincoln for pics of the site right now.

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#7 Post by shibby » Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:35 pm

sounds very good for port lincoln. i have barely heard of this place... how many people live there?

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#8 Post by AtD » Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:16 pm

Uh, it's the second biggest city in the state.

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#9 Post by Al » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:02 am

AtD wrote:Uh, it's the second biggest city in the state.
Fourth I think, behind Mount Gambier and Whyalla. Pt Lincoln's population is around 13,000, Whyalla's 21,500 and Mt Gambier's around 23,000. Still, it's pretty well known for it's fishing industry. Pt Lincoln also has the highest number of millionaires per capita in Australia.

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#10 Post by Howie » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:09 am

Al wrote:Pt Lincoln also has the highest number of millionaires per capita in Australia.
I never knew that fact... they're filthy! :)

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#11 Post by Al » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:17 am

Yup. When they sell Southern Bluefin Tuna for around $70/kg to Japan. That's money swimming in that sea! :D

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#12 Post by Algernon » Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:06 pm

This thing's actually pretty big!


North side. This side faces the beach.

These two are about to go. The one on the right actually looks kinda spesh... ah well. :(

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Panning to the right:

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Further right:

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East Side

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South side

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Everyone thank my bogan friend from Port Lincoln.

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#13 Post by Howie » Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:55 pm

Thank you bogan friend from port lincoln :lol:


Great location! Don't get any closer to the beach does it?

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#14 Post by Algernon » Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:58 pm

Al wrote:
AtD wrote:Uh, it's the second biggest city in the state.
Fourth I think, behind Mount Gambier and Whyalla. Pt Lincoln's population is around 13,000, Whyalla's 21,500 and Mt Gambier's around 23,000. Still, it's pretty well known for it's fishing industry. Pt Lincoln also has the highest number of millionaires per capita in Australia.
Mount Gambier: 23,640
Whyalla: 21,547
Port Pirie (and districts): 17,436
Port Lincoln: 14,399

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#15 Post by Howie » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:01 pm

gee there's not much betweem them is there.

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