THE National Trust is seeking expressions of interest from developers to create a new use for the former Luisini Winery at Kingsley.
Trust WA deputy chief executive Enzo Sirna said a sustainable development was wanted for the old winery site on the edge of Lake Goollelal in Yellagonga Regional Park.
“The very special environmental context and the former winery building provide an extraordinary attraction for a range of visitor experiences,” he said.
Luisini Winery was established in 1929 by Ezio Luisini, an Italian migrant who had settled in the Wanneroo area five years earlier.
“The origins and operations of the winery and its role in the development of Wanneroo represent important links to the life of the Italian community in that area and in Western Australian particularly from the 1920s to the 1980s,” Mr Sirna said.
The winery is listed on the State Register of Heritage Places and has been managed by the trust since 2001.
The building has been conserved and the connection to main sewerage is completed.
A master plan includes a museum-wine education centre with an education-community centre, boardwalk and a 150-seat café-restaurant.
“The National Trust is seeking partners who can approach this exciting project in a flexible way that delivers environmental, social and economical benefits to the community,” Mr Sirna said.
For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.au/luisinieoi or call Mr Sirna on 9321 6088.