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Green light for new Honeysuckle hotel

42 Honeysuckle Dr Artist Impression

A new hotel will start construction in Honeysuckle in coming months, with Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) welcoming the approval of Doma Group’s Development Application (DA) for a 140-room hotel in the city’s evolving west end.

The DA for the site at 42 Honeysuckle Drive is further proof of ongoing confidence in Newcastle as the city’s urban transformation enters an exciting phase of delivery.

HDC Chief Operating Officer Valentina Misevska said the DA was welcome news that would bring about more jobs and help drive the visitor economy in the city.

“Newcastle needs more hotel rooms and if HDC can create these development opportunities, then we are helping the city attract more visitors, more business travel and ultimately, that also means more jobs.

“When completed, the $41 million Little National Hotel will create around 60 ongoing jobs, with more expected during the construction period.”

Doma Group’s own hotel brand, Little National Hotel, offers affordable luxury accommodation with quality ground floor activation that connects the public with the hotel building.

“HDC is excited about the quality of this development and its consideration of how the built form integrates with the public domain, and how the building invites the community in,” said Ms Misevska.

“The hotel in Honeysuckle will be the first Little National Hotel in NSW, with another one in the approvals process for over Wynyard Station.

“This is a great opportunity and we look forward to Doma delivering a quality outcome for the city.”

The hotel will complement HDC’s proposed public domain works around Cottage Creek and the western Honeysuckle area, making it an attractive destination for all.