Four options for Indiana redevelopment in Cottesloe to be served up this month

Indiana on Cottesloe Beach.
Indiana on Cottesloe Beach.

ANDREW Forrest will reveal four possible designs for the Indiana restaurant site in Cottesloe at the end of the month.

“Plans for the site remain in development but would include a variety of food and beverage offerings at varying price points,” a spokeswoman for Mr Forrest’s Minderoo Group said.

In May, Mr Forrest’s Perth Venues leased the restaurant from Cottesloe Council for $195,000 a year.

The Minderoo spokeswoman said four finalist designs would be announced for public comment in late June, before a winner would be chosen by a jury chaired by UWA architecture Geoffrey London mid-July.

At its meeting last month, the council agreed to endorse a sub-lease allowing Perth Venues a liquor licence to be transferred to its North West Venues.

Mr Forrest’s takeover of Indiana was followed by the council rejigging its long-attempted plans to redesign the foreshore, and it subsequently got 337 responses from the public about redesigning the adjacent main carpark and 168 about the nearby Napier Street car park.

Councillors agreed on an option for the main carpark including shelters, plazas, piazzas and terraces, while traffic lanes along Marine Parade could be moved.

Potential accommodation, shops and car parking could comprise the changes at Napier Street.

Public comment on the options will be gathered at a public workshop at the Cottesloe Civic Centre to develop a final master plan this Saturday

However, after a request from the Department of Lands, councillors rejected supporting giving Crown Land for a long-standing concept by original Indiana architect Laurie Scanlan for a pier with a restaurant off the end of Cottesloe Groyne.