CCBR Business Review

12 Crowne Plaza Terrigal rebrands bars – now Terrigal Beach House Entrance to Crowne Plaza Terrigal showing new Terrigal Beach House signage The closure of the Florida Beach Bar at Crowne Plaza Terrigal in early 2020 due to COVID-19 gave the hotel owners the opportunity to carry out a $3 million plus makeover of the old premises with a fresh seaside atmosphere and new branding. Terrigal Beach House overlooking Terrigal Beach was opened to the public on 2nd January 2021 with General Manager, Cameron Abbott telling CCBR that patron- age had been very encouraging despite COVID-19 issues. The property was acquired from Eureka Funds Management in January 2016 by the Laundy and Karedis Families for a reported $60 million under a management deal with Intercontinental Hotel Group operating their Crowne Plaza brand until 2020 with a 10 year option. Meanwhile IHG announced the appoint- ment of Cameron Abbott as General Manager at the end of last year. This is Mr Abbott’s second time at the 199-room hotel after nine years when he was Hotel Manager. He joined IHG in 2005 and has remained with the company since then working across a number of proper- ties. His most recent posting was General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang Malaysia. Cameron Abbott S P E C I A L R E P O R T Central Coast Grammar School at Erina Heights has invested over $20M in a new Junior School campus opening in January 2021. The School is currently undertaking a large capital works programmeme which includes a new Junior School and the conversion of the current K-2 buildings for senior use. Apart from the new Junior School which is due to open for the beginning of the 2021 school year, the School is undertaking another $5M worth of rede- velopment which includes the new sen- ior precinct and minor refurbishments to a range of other buildings. Image of new Erina development for Northshore Timber & Hardware Building supplies company, Northshore Timber & Hardware will relocate from West Gosford to Erina upon completion of a new warehouse facility at 197 The Entrance Road, Erina. The development will include a ware- house facility for NTH and an adjacent development comprising two retail units at the from with sizes 235 sqm and 156 sqm and four warehouse units at the rear. Construction is by Full Tilt Constructions Pty Ltd of South Windsor. UMINA BEACH Local builder, Pluim Group have started work on a new $10 million shopping complex on Ocean Beach Road, the site of the derelict Umina Mall for Laundy (Exhibition) Pty Ltd. The development will see 3,000 square metres of new retail and commercial floor space and nearly 90 car parking spaces. The project is slated for completion by November 2021. The redevelopment works also coin- cides with the construction of a United Service Station at 303 Ocean Beach Road which includes car washing facility and several retail outlets and coincides with the upgrade of the BP Service Station on the corner of Ocean Beach Road and Rawson Road at Woy Woy”. “These are significant investments into our business community which will cre- ate hundreds of local jobs,” said Peninsula Chamber of Commerce President Matthew Wales. Our solicitor, Sam Haln, can advise and assist you to get your sponsorship approved for temporary and permanent skilled visas. Some areas of the Central Coast are also eligible for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme. If you have skills and qualifications in demand in Australia, or wish to join an Australian family member, Sam can assist you in finding and applying for the right visa. Sam also advises and represent clients at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for reviews against visa cancellations and refusals. Taperell Rutledge providing legal services to the Central Coast since 1958. T A P E R E L L R U T L E D G E L A W Y E R S Considering employing a skilled overseas worker? p. 4323 3333 e. Get in touch New Junior School for Central Coast Grammar School ERINA CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW FEBRUARY 2021