A brewery is planned for a heritage-listed site just metres from Bulli train station.
The company SBBN Pty Ltd has lodged a development application with Wollongong City Council to turn the Bulli station guesthouse in Station Street into a cafe, bar and microbrewery.
“The location will restore a dilapidated heritage item that will enhance and provide a more suitable modern-day amenity in keeping with the Bulli precinct,” the application stated.
According to the application, the ground floor of the building would be primarily used for the cafe and a casual dining area.
The bar and brewing area will be housed in a new single-story building built behind the existing guesthouse.
The cafe could be open from 6.30am every day. while the bar would not open until 11am most days and close as late as midnight on weekends.
The brewery could produce no more than 43 50-litre kegs a week, the application stated, though the actual output “is highly likely” to be less than that.
“As craft beer needs to be fresh and innovative, half-batches will be brewed to maintain diversity of products,” the application stated.
Most of the beer brewed will be sold onsite over the bar and in takeaway sales via refillable “growler” and “squealer” bottles.
The development application is on public exhibition until October 19.