Exchange Hotel Developer Announced and Work Begins!

Published on Thursday, 13 April 2023 at 12:00:00 PM

The Shire of Murray has formally secured a construction firm to begin the redevelopment of the Exchange Hotel in Pinjarra.

Devlyn Construction, with bases in Canning Vale and Bunbury, has been awarded the $6.73M contract with work beginning on the site on Monday 17th April. The company has a long history in Western Australia in the heritage and hospitality spaces. It has specialised in commercial construction for more than 30 years, and recent projects include The Goose Beach Bar & Kitchen in Busselton, COAST in Port Beach, and the Allied Mills heritage refurbishment in North Fremantle.

Shire of Murray CEO Dean Unsworth said “It has been a detailed process to find the right developer to help us make the Exchange Hotel into a regional destination pub again.

“We’re thrilled we’ve attracted a builder keen to work on such an exciting project, and one who has the experience needed on a heritage scheme of this calibre.”

A conceptual image of the new Exchange Hotel development in PinjarraG

Matthew Hall, South West General Manager of Devlyn Construction said: “We have extensive experience delivering projects right across Western Australia in both the hospitality and heritage sectors. We are thrilled to be involved in the redevelopment of this iconic venue and will apply our relevant experience and knowledge to benefit this truly unique building.”

The Shire of Murray recently held a community celebration event to mark the milestone where new operators Karl and Janine Bullers explained their vision for the updated hotel, and displayed conceptual plans for the new venue.

The redevelopment of the Exchange Hotel will create a regional icon and destination hospitality venue to be enjoyed by local people and to increase visitation to Pinjarra and the Murray Region.

The building, parts of which date back to 1866, will undergo its transformation over the next 12 months and will be open by Autumn 2024. The new Exchange Hotel will be a contemporary and relaxed hospitality and beverage venue serving around 600 people and showcasing the best of the region’s fresh produce.

There will be flexible indoor and outdoor spaces including a multi-purpose events space adaptable for private events, community events, conferences and weddings.

Devlyn Construction will take possession of the site on Monday 17th April with work continuing all year. You can follow the progress by registering at

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