THE new Dome Café at Deep Water Point is expected to be completed by Christmas, with councillors last week voting unanimously to approve demolition of the existing café facilities.
Because the existing building and land remain the property of the City of Melville, it has agreed to fund the cost of the demolition which is expected to be less than $50,000.
Melville councillors last year approved a ground lease for Dome to replace Deep Water Point Café, which shut its doors in July 2016 after six and a half years of operation.
Dome will pay the City of Melville $60,000 per year to build and operate the new restaurant, which will be capable of seating in excess of 250 patrons and also includes a community pavilion.
The lease amount is more than double the $28,000 per year paid by Deep Water Point Café.
The food and coffee vans currently operating at Deep Water Point will continue to service visitors to the reserve during construction but will shift across the roadway adjacent to the car park while the demolition and build are completed.
Temporary toilet facilities will be placed on site if renovations to the existing toilet block are not completed before demolition of the old Deep Water Point Café begins.
The new Dome cafe is part of a wider upgrade to Deep Water Point Reserve, which includes a new boat ramp, adult changing rooms and upgraded toilets.