Spicers’ new spa plan

By Mitch Gaynor

Plans lodged on new-look Spa Anise after devastating fire

NEARLY a year after a fire destroyed the luxury Spa Anise at Maleny’s Spicers Tamarind, plans are underway to rebuild with extra guest facilities.
A fire that ripped through the day spa in the early hours of December 5 last year, completely destroyed the building, which has since been cleared from its original site.
Spicers owner, Salter Brothers, has now lodged plans with the Sunshine Coast Council to rebuild, with extra consultation rooms and a fitness centre among the additions.
“The day spa formed an important offering to visitors of the retreat and was also well supported by the local community,” the documents state.
“Salter Brothers are therefore eager to progress with re-building the day spa, building as expeditiously as possible while at the same time making the most of the opportunity in terms of enhancing and improving the spa offering for guests.”
“The loss of this guest offering has been detrimental to the overall experience for guests and impacted the local community, given the facility created a number of jobs and other flow on benefits,” the application stated.
“This application seeks to support the re-building of the day spa building. More specifically, this application seeks approval for a day spa reflecting the approved design, intact with various enhancements and alterations.”
Enhancements include two additional consult rooms – from four to six – an additional associated ensuite including a shower, and a separate hydro treatment room (shower) added to Spa facility.
On the new lower ground floor, the application is seeking approval for a fitness suite and lawn terrace and an additional associated ensuite.
“This opportunity to re-establish the day spa allows for the implementation of an improved built form outcome and provision of enhanced amenities for the enjoyment and experience of hotel guests,” the application concludes.