THE City of Joondalup has initiated a new expression of interest process for the development of a café or restaurant at Burns Beach.
At the City’s April 19 meeting, councillors authorised the chief executive to terminate the present EOI process and initiate a new one.
In May 2013, the council voted to initiate an EOI process, which was developed and advertised that December.
In October 2014, six submissions were considered but a decision was deferred until the adoption of the Burns Beach masterplan.
Two months ago, the council endorsed the draft masterplan for public consultation but given the time that has passed since the EOI was first advertised, City officers recommend the City initiate a new process.
The café or restaurant development will include ablutions and parking and is proposed for the site of the existing Jack Kikeros Hall.
This is City-managed land so it is expected the City will receive an income through a lease arrangement with the developer.
A council document stated development of a café or restaurant will “provide significant resident, visitor and tourist benefit by enhancing the City’s existing natural assets and amenities”.