Yanchep: Capricorn Beach estate developer outlines plans for tourism hub and more housing at former resort site

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Picture: Martin Kennealey d471224
Picture: Martin Kennealey d471224
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A DEVELOPER has outlined its vision to create a national park feel and tourism hub for weddings and conventions in Yanchep.

Capricorn Beach estate developer Acumen Development Solutions demolished the buildings at the former Club Capricorn Resort site last year to prepare for a tourist precinct and more housing.

At a recent Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting, Acumen principal Nick Perrignon said the intention for the next phase of development was to create a destination for visitors on a 2ha coastal site.

“We want it to feel like you are driving into a national park,” he said.

“We have very carefully marked all those large trees – I think we will keep about 90 per cent of them.”

Mr Perrignon said that the road to the beach would have red asphalt and existing car parks would be retained.

“The tourism site is getting a good level of interest,” he said.

“We think there is a gap in the tourism market. It’s well and truly within the scope of getting a small boutique tourism facility going again, focusing on the conference and wedding market.”

Mr Perrignon said there was potential for a range of accommodation types, including eco-tourism tents.

He said the residential areas would be strata developments, as it would be easier to maintain the dune shapes if the land and roads were privately owned.

“It allows us to keep the land form,” he said.

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