The new Beach House Hotel under construction - the bottle shop on Queens Rd.
The new Beach House Hotel under construction - the bottle shop on Queens Rd. Alistair Brightman

Room with a view at revamped Beach House Hotel

THE new multi-storey $6 million Beach House Hotel rebuild is beginning to take shape at Scarness.

Cranes spent part of this week on-site, positioning heavy frames into place so a roof can go on ahead of the wet season.

"Construction is progressing as planned," Carriers Arm Hotel Motel manager Gary Gilbert told the Chronicle.

"We've actually had the roof delivered (on Monday) so that is going on this week."

Work began in April and Mr Gilbert said construction remained on track for an expected June or July opening next year.

Fraser Coast businessman Warren Persal bought the pub for $4m from rugby league identity Norm Provan last year.

He also owns Maryborough's Carriers Arms and Handyhire/Wide Bay Crane Hire.

When complete, the hotel will feature a function centre upstairs with ocean views for 400 people.

It will also include a car park, bistro and cafe, gaming room and outdoor decks on the lower level.

A large bottle-shop at the rear of the Esplanade site has also been incorporated into the design and will open next year.