Tenant sought for Miss Adam’s House

Miss Adam's House was built in 1932 as a homestead for sisters Constance and Clara (Claire) Adams. Photo by Josh Cowling Photography.
Miss Adam's House was built in 1932 as a homestead for sisters Constance and Clara (Claire) Adams. Photo by Josh Cowling Photography.

SHIRE of Murray staff are looking for a tenant for Pinjarra’s Miss Adam’s House.

Shire President David Bolt said expressions of interests are sought for the lease of Miss Adam’s House, an iconic heritage building in Pinjarra’s main street.

It is hoped the new tenant will use the venue for tourism or another use to add value and vibrancy to Pinjarra.

The new venture will also need to integrate the George Street site with the redevelopment of the foreshore reserve and activation of the main street.

Mr Bolt said it was a unique and rare opportunity to lease prime real estate on the Pinjarra Foreshore.

“It is located at a key entry point to the town’s main street and adjacent to the popular Cantwell Park playground,” he said.

“Pinjarra is a rapidly evolving town that services the diverse social and economic needs of a growing community.

“It is Murray’s major regional town and a key tourist destination, particularly known for its heritage attractions.

“Pinjarra is the focus of significant government investment for projects such as the Murray River Square and Foreshore Redevelopment and the Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation which will direct heavy haulage traffic away from the town centre, to accommodate improved pedestrian activity and streetscaping.

“Pinjarra will also service the Bushfire Centre of Excellence and Peel Business Park developments.”

The Shire hopes to encourage the revitalisation and repurpose of existing heritage buildings, in keeping with the town’s look and feel, to bring new attractions to the area, including projects such as The Court House and Exchange Hotel.

“Submissions need to be sensitive to the heritage significance of the building,” Mr Bolt said.

“The Shire’s decision will be based on the manner and extent to which the proposal benefits and activates the town and a competitive rental arrangement will be offered to the right enterprise.”

Submissions must be received by 4pm Friday, October 11. Call 9531 7718 or email mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au.

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