The 300m2 banner covering the entire front façade of The Pub at Aussie World along with four storeys of scaffolding have been removed to showcase the new look exterior of the popular watering hole.
The former Ettamogah Pub which was built in 1989 by Lindsay Cooper is currently undergoing a significant overhaul which will include a more modern, family orientated, coastal tropical feel with a strong emphasis on local produce, art, culture, sports and iconic symbols of Australia.
Aussie World spokesperson Tim James said the removal of the banner mesh and scaffolding highlights the pub’s brand new wrap around balconies.
“There’s been a lot of work done to ensure the new look truly represents the very best of the Sunshine Coast. The odd shaped exterior of the building which was synonymous with the Ettamogah Pub is a thing of the past while the previous red roof which had a truck resting on it is now removed and replaced by a more streamline blue roof.
“However I believe it’s the expanded balcony which has been extended on the east side, wrapping around the southern and northern sides of the pub and an extended alfresco front verandah which will capture the imagination of our patrons as they enjoy a relaxing drink or a meal while taking in the views.
“There is over 500sqm of new decking going around the front and sides of the pub as well so that’s a massive area for patrons to dine or enjoy a drink,” Tim said.
Significant change is also taking place within the pub with a new Pop Up Grill in place for the next eight weeks while the upstairs kitchen is replaced.
“We’ve managed to trade throughout the redevelopment which is a fair achievement and the new Pop Up Grill brings a great new menu which has been really well received while the upstairs restaurant area receives an expansive makeover.
“Despite all the work underway, it’s a very busy time at Aussie World with the Mayoral Ball taking place at The Shed this Saturday night to a full house of 350 people while plans are in place for our annual Halloween Festevil which will attract thousands of people on the 20th and 27th October,” Tim said.
Mr James said he expected that the redevelopment of the pub will conclude in early 2019 with its new identity slowly being revealed for locals and tourists to experience with the new name to be revealed before the opening date.