Mosmans redevelopment bowls over old riverside restaurant

Mosmans Restaurant. Picture: Mosmans Restaurant.
Mosmans Restaurant. Picture: Mosmans Restaurant.

MOSMAN Park Mayor Brett Pollock says the council is still concerned how parking congestion and environmental impacts will be controlled after Environment Minister Stephen Dawson approved a redevelopment of iconic Mosmans Restaurant on the Swan River last week.

“The Minister over-ruled the council’s recommendation not to include more accommodation,” Mr Pollock said.

The development by Dome Group chief executive Nigel Oakey will use adjacent Jabe Dodd Park for parking for its 36 short-stay visitors, function staff and customers.

Mr Pollock said the council also wanted to know where building materials would be stored, who would pay for any damaged river wall and who would monitor the construction’s impact on the river.

He said the council wanted questions answered before it considered any building licence, which may have to address the issues.

Mosmans Restaurant on Johnson Parade is currently a licensed restaurant with three short-stay units and seven boat pens.

The approved plans involve demolishing the building for a restaurant-cafe and a function room on the ground floor and short-stay above, a new public jetty and eight more pens.

A Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DoBCA) report on the proposal was released for comment in May.

A DoBCA spokesman said conditions included the new Mosmans using Jade Dodd carpark and paying the council $25,000 annually to maintain parking and new infrastructure.