Our vision is to deliver a new chapter for Indiana. One where the building’s world-famous façade is retained and enhanced; where high-quality hospitality experiences are delivered alongside true accessibility and generational community benefit.
Our vision includes:
No. We are committed to retaining and enhancing the iconic western façade of the existing Teahouse building. In addition, a new building will be constructed on the eastern side of the site. This approach is consistent with the Conservation Management Plan which was drafted in consultation with the Town of Cottesloe.
There are a number of community benefits which will be delivered as part of the development, including:
*Changing Places facilities provide suitable facilities for people with complex disabilities, and their carers, who cannot use standard accessible toilets. For more information please visit https://changingplaces.org.au/
We share the community’s passion to see the iconic western façade retained. Although the tearooms only opened in 1996, the building has an incredible legacy in Western Australia and has helped represent our State to the world.
We believe the next chapter of Indiana must respect the history of the site, including the façade, while delivering a sustainable future that allows for much-needed improvements to be delivered.
No. The building’s heritage listing isn’t itself a guarantee for its future. Even after being permanently listed on the Heritage Register, many options including demolition of Indiana are possible. And while complete removal of the current structure was an option, Fiveight’s view was clear that we share the community’s passion to retain Indiana’s iconic western façade and to preserve the building’s legacy for future generations. We are committed to delivering this outcome.
All Norfolk Island Pines, which are protected by the Cottesloe Beach precinct heritage listing, will be protected and retained as part of the development. We have commissioned an arborist to undertake early field studies to determine the required root protection zones for these trees. This has informed building setbacks for the development.
While the previous proposals generated valuable discussion, we made no secret that we wanted to continue to consider the best long-term outcome for the community. Indiana has constantly evolved for more than 100 years and we wanted to ensure we delivered the best possible future for the site.
We are proud of how our final vision has evolved and we are proud to present a new design that we believe delivers more community benefit, better integrates with the surrounding beach precinct, and respects the history of the site.
Cottesloe is now a world-famous beachside precinct, and we know its attractions don’t turn off when the sun goes down. We wanted to create an opportunity for visitors and locals to be able to stay in Cottesloe, and by doing so, extend their time enjoying the area, further supporting local businesses.
Given Cottesloe is well positioned as a seaside holiday destination, there is a surprisingly small number of hotel rooms available in the area – and as such adding a Boutique Hotel with sweeping ocean views will strengthen Cottesloe’s reputation as a world class beachside destination.
As part of the development, we are proposing to construct new public changerooms, showers (indoor and outdoor) and toilet facilities that will cater to beachgoers coming straight off the beach. A Changing Places facility for people with complex disabilities will also be included, making Indiana the only beachside Changing Places location between Scarborough and Mandurah.
As part of Indiana’s community-focused design, improved universal access will be delivered via a publicly accessible lift. The lift will provide access to the Beach from Marine Parade, contributing to more equitable use of this iconic part of WA’s coastline.
Fiveight are positioned to expedite the delivery of both the boat shed and Indiana developments as soon as approvals can be achieved. Our development proposal, which is the first step in this process, has been submitted to the Town of Cottesloe.
We anticipate the development will take approximately 24 months to complete following receipt of all statutory approvals. The community will be kept informed of progress via our website and social media platforms.
As part of the development, we propose to construct new, purpose-built Boat Shed storage facilities for the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club. The facilities are proposed to be constructed further south towards the Club Rooms. The facilities will provide long term operational benefits for the Club, by locating them in a more geographically advantages position, bringing the facilities to beach level and increasing the size of the storage area significantly.
The development has been designed with a focus on integrating with and enhancing the proposed Foreshore Masterplan. Fundamental to the success of the design is the delivery of improved public areas, which provides:
Whilst some minor amendments are required to the design of the current Foreshore Masterplan to fully integrate the two projects, we believe this approach will deliver the best long-term outcome for the community.
We expect a revitalised Indiana will attract new visitors to Cottesloe, but it’s important to note that the new development is about better catering for existing visitors to the area.
And while there is no obligation to provide parking on the site, we are committed to providing a direct cash in lieu development contribution to assist the Town of Cottesloe deliver on its long-term parking strategy. The contribution is intended to be calculated using standard state planning guidelines for cash in lieu parking contributions.
The development is intended to support 600-700 people at total capacity of all venues on the site. Final capacities are subject to approval as part of the development approval process.
The proposed development sits within the existing lease boundary while also protecting the surrounding Norfolk Island pine trees. The Boutique Hotel development to the east is constructed on only 375m2 of land with a total development impact to existing open space of only 13%.
As the site is located on a Regional Reserve there are no specific development controls applicable to the site. The project is guided by the objectives of the reserve and the WAPC’s Development Control Policy 5.3 – Use of land reserved for parks, recreation and regional open space. To ensure a sensitive design is achieved, the maximum height of the new building is approximately 16m above the ground level taken along Marine Parade. This design ensures the building sits sensitively within the context of the Norfolk Island Pine trees facing Marine Parade as well as the approved 24m building height for the Lido site on the eastern side of Marine Parade. The design ensures no significant overshadowing of the beach.
Indigo Oscar is a temporary pop-up venue that is expected to be open for a limited time only. Indigo Oscar will operate while the development project planning continues, before eventually closing to allow the long-term transformation of the site to occur. Indigo Oscar is an opportunity for Perth to celebrate the end of an important chapter for Indiana before a new one starts. Or, Indigo Oscar is here for a good time, not a long time.
Ol’ Buoy is a temporary pop-up venue that will be open for the summer of ’21 / ’22. As part of the long-term transformation of the site, new permanent food and beverage cafes and restaurants will be delivered.
Our analysis suggests that improving the scale and diversity of the overall dining offering at Cottesloe is expected to have a positive impact on local business by increasing visitation to the precinct and contributing to more consistent activation. We believe Indiana can be a positive catalyst for more local businesses in the Cottesloe area.