Chance to run beach cafes

Barbara Hamilton, Sheila Diamond, Arlene Williams at Brighton Community Garden's Biggest Morning Tea.
Barbara Hamilton, Sheila Diamond, Arlene Williams at Brighton Community Garden's Biggest Morning Tea.

At its meeting on Monday, Joondalup Council voted to progress the proposal to gauge commercial interest in establishing caf�s at either location.

In 2009, Geoff Amphlett moved a notice of motion requesting a report be prepared into the possibility of developing caf� and restaurant facilities on City-owned land.

Officers prepared a report identifying 17 potential sites and found Burns Beach Parka and Pinnaroo Point as being most suitable.

The report noted Burns Beach Park was the optimum location for a signature caf� or restaurant development, which could take advantage of the good transport links and ocean views.

Pinnaroo Point was identified as suitable for a caf� or kiosk-style development.

Cr Amphlett told the meeting he was confident the proposal would have public support.

‘Pinnaroo Point is a jewel, I think it would be the equal of any location in Australia,’ he said. ‘No one I have spoken to about this has disagreed with what we are trying to achieve.’

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the proposed facilities would add to the amenity of the areas.

‘There is no doubt that the lifestyle in WA lends itself to alfresco dining culture, and the City has a wonderful opportunity to provide more along its pristine coastline,’ he said.

Public consultation will be conducted to determine the level of public support for the proposal.