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A decade on, Doncaster may finally host a luxury hotel

It's been a long time coming, but Doncaster Hill may finally receive a hotel.

As far back as 2006 Manningham Council sought to facilitate a luxury hotel in the area. A nine story, 140-suite hotel which was to be constructed at 682 Doncaster Road as part of the Doncaster Hill vision even had an operator inked, with Crowne Plaza Doncaster Hill the expected outcome.

Although that particular project never eventuated, Doncaster Hill may now play host to a hotel at 810 Elgar Road. Previous applications for the 983sqm Elgar Road land holding were approved for residential use, although an amendment was received by Council during August 2016 seeking an 11-storey residential hotel outcome.

Doncaster Hill's first hotel site. Image: Real Properties

Manningham City Council lists 810 Elgar Road's application as in progress, nonetheless the site has been offered for sale with Real Properties the handling agent.

Developer Nicson Property Group's website carries provisional imagery of a design for 810 Elgar Road, along with a brief summary of the project which has an end value of $35 million. Kyriacou Architects has conceived a prospective design for the site for a building which includes 116 suites across 11 levels.

While 810 Elgar Road shapes as Donacster's first hotel, residential projects on the hill are still active as always. 9-11 Williamsons Road is also on the market with approval for 8 townhouses and 137 apartments within a Bruce Henderson architects-designed building.

9-11 Williamsons Road and The Peak

Nest at the Hill is well into construction while fellow large-scale projects The Peak and The Point Doncaster Hill are at registrations and sales.

Urban Melbourne's Project Database is currently keeping tabs on 2,200 apartments in development within Doncaster. 810 Elgar Road is in fact the first entry within Doncaster that is not residential in use.

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