CITY of Wanneroo plans to lease the cafe site on the Jindalee foreshore to current sub-lessees and Chippy’s Beach Shack owners Shack Holdings.
The council approved the five-year lease in principle earlier this month, with a public comment period to close 4.30pm on Wednesday.
The Jindalee Boulevard beach kiosk was designed in 2010 through consultation between the City and project manager Heath Development Company, and construction finished in December 2012.
According to the October 10 council agenda, the initial five-year lease will expire on December 16 and the existing lessee, who sublet the building to cafe owner Hutton Holdings and Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA), did not want to extend its lease.
The report said SLSWA had initially wanted to use a portion of the building to store equipment, but in August had advised the City it no longer required the space as it had an interim facility in Alkimos.
It said Hutton Holdings, which was established in 2003 with fish and chips shops in Butler and Carramar, had restructured as Shack Holdings to take up the lease.
“Administration proposes to lease not only the existing sublease area but also the remainder of the building to Shack as well,” the report said.
“The ablutions will only be open when Shack is trading.”
The rent would be $27,500 a year plus GST for the 184sq m site.
To make a submission before the November 1 deadline, visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au.