Wanneroo Council approves Lifeboat outdoor venue in Mindarie

An artist's impression of the Lifeboat outdoor bar and entertainment area.
An artist's impression of the Lifeboat outdoor bar and entertainment area.

A MINDARIE volleyball court is set to be transformed into an outdoor bar, cinema screen with sound and bouncy castle following Wanneroo Council approval.

The Lifeboat venue will be an expansion of The Boat at the marina, built on the existing volleyball court, and provide an outdoor space for children’s entertainment.

Although City of Wanneroo staff recommended conditions to make it a silent cinema and not have a bouncy castle, councillors voted to approve the features at their February 4 meeting.

Planning consultant Len Kosova, representing the applicant FJM Property, asked the council to allow sound with the movies for children and the bouncy castle.

Mr Kosova said the changes were minor but crucial to the venue’s success.

Cr Linda Aitken moved the amendments to include both provided additional acoustic reports were done on the noise they would generate.

Cr Aitken also successfully moved to allow the venue to operate on public holidays as well as Thursdays to Sundays, between noon and 10pm.

An artist’s impression of the Lifeboat outdoor bar and entertainment area.

Planning and sustainability Mark Dickson said the City sometimes received complaints from surrounding residents when live bands played at existing venues, so the council kept a condition that live music could not play at any time.

The council also considered plans for a four-storey development at 15 Boston Quays which proposed two dwellings and a restaurant.

All but one councillor agreed with the staff recommendation to refuse it because it did not satisfy design requirements.