Bargara Beach Hotel coming ‘back to life’

Bargara Beach Hotel progress
There's a lot of progress happening with the rebuild of Bargara Beach Hotel, which is set to be open in time for Christmas. Photo: Bargara Beach Hotel

Bargara Beach Hotel is edging closer to reopening as rebuilding progresses with walls taking shape and the roof set to be installed by the end of the month.

Bargara Beach Hotel general manager Greg Felgate said everything was progressing well and going to plan to ensure the community had a modern new entertainment facility by Christmas.

“I’ve been inundated with people phoning and asking about the progress,” he said.

“It shows the community is keen to have it back up and running again.”

In July last year, Bargara Beach Hotel sustained significant damage due to a non-suspicious fire and had to be demolished.

Greg said the rebuild of the new hotel started in January.

They're now they were working to finalise the interior layout before the cocktail bar and cafe artist impressions could be released, but he wanted to ensure the community the lavish design would help “bring Bargara back to life”.

Bargara Beach Hotel progress
The new Bargara Beach Hotel was designed by builder Paynters, who have been employing local tradies to complete the rebuild. Photo: Bargara Beach Hotel

“It is going to surprise a lot of people when they see what we have in store for them,” Greg said.

“It will definitely bring something beneficial to Bargara; it will give the community something new again and bring Bargara back to life.”

Greg said there had been no hold-ups with the build during the current COVID-19 pandemic and the doors to the new Bargara Beach Hotel should open by the end of October to early November.

The new Bargara Beach Hotel was designed by builder Paynters, who have an award-winning, 60-year history in the building industry.

“Paynters have been great and are supporting locals along the way,” Greg said.

“They are employing local tradies, such as Baldwin Plumbing and Livingstone (Low) Electrical and a heap of others.

“Everyone is going flat out with the rebuild, we haven’t been held up and it really can’t come soon enough for the community.”


  1. Get bums on seats & the pub will take care of itself. Low beer prices. Good food. Good entertainment. It will be a successful business.

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