The team behind the Oscar Barossa Hotel are pleased with the judgement handed down by the South Australian Environment, Resources and Development Court. Light Regional Council will now progress with the assessment of the proposed development.
“We have been overwhelmed by the public and industry support for this iconic tourism development and we are extremely confident that this destination will be a gamechanger for Australian regional tourism,” said Project spokesman Toby Yap.
The new six-star accommodation will attract new markets to the region and drive growth in the domestic and international visitor economy while creating an additional 363 construction jobs and 350 ongoing jobs for the region once operational. The Oscar Barossa at Seppeltsfield is expected to bring an additional $90M in tourism expenditure to the region over the first five years, the team have been in talks with leading intranational hoteliers and look forward to announcing the operator soon.
“We are 100 percent committed to this $50 million investment in South Australia. The Barossa is famous for its wine, food, and spectacular sights, but what it needs is an iconic luxury hotel to cater to local and international guests that visit the region. South Australian Tourism Commission research has shown a real gap in the marketplace for high-end travellers, with only 28 out of 161 accommodation options being rated at four-stars or above. We are confident that the Oscar will fill this gap and set the global standard for luxury regional travel.”