Court approval formalises 3am opening time at Beach Hotel in Merewether

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated February 21 2022 - 6:43am, first published 3:50am

The Land and Environment Court has approved plans for a $3 million renovation of the landmark Beach Hotel at Merewether.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.