Sky’s the limit for bar

The Sunset Boulevard Beach Club will feature an outdoor cinema, two bars and restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The two-tiered outdoor venue was initially rejected by both the City of Stirling and MRA due to noise concerns before the capacity was reduced by 25 per cent to 400.

Sunset Boulevard proponent and ISpy Perth director Robert Redmond said he had received support from local business owners and believed the development would contribute to Scarborough’s transformation.

“I think the public was calling out for Scarborough to reach its potential and while you do have management strategy plans in place, ultimately it’s what you do with those plans and the experiences you put on offer,” he said.

“I’m sure there’s going to be a lot more of the residential developments going on in the area and we’ve already seen an influx of small businesses that have started to come into the area and contribute along with the pre-existing businesses. It will certainly transform Scarborough into a destination.”

Mr Redmond said he was pleased to see the MRA approve the silent cinema and bar.

“It was a very long journey but we’re glad to come away with the approval,”he said.

“I think it was definitely a long time coming and we were always confident that the application we had submitted complied from day one, so it was just a matter of time.”

Mr Redmond said the venue would be open seven days a week between November and May each year.

The venue is on top of the Wilson owned multi-story car park on Manning Street in Scarborough, where patrons will be able to park.