Andrew Forrest’s private investment company Tattarang have revealed their plans for the revamped Indian Teahouse in Cottesloe, including a a new multi-level terraced design featuring new restaurants, cafés and family-friendly kiosks, a promenade and covered public plaza, a multi-million-dollar upgrade for the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club and a boutique hotel.
The new plans also include the existing Indian Teahouse structure, putting to bed rumours of its impending demolition.
According to a press release on their website yesterday, Tattarang’s vision for the site includes two separate but interconnected structures “stepping down” towards the ocean, with the exisiting Teahouse structure being enhanced and transformed.
The standout feature being a new building at the rear of the site amongst exisiting Norfolk Island pine trees above Marine Parade, “providing improved public shelter and spaces to enjoy, while maximising sight lines to the beach.”
Tattarang Director Nicola Forrest AO said respecting the history of the site while delivering a sustainable future was paramount, and allowed much-needed improvements to be delivered: “We share the community’s passion to retain Indiana’s iconic western façade and to preserve the building’s legacy for future generations,” Mrs Forrest Said.
“As the committed custodians of this important site, we believe Indiana can, and should, play a more meaningful role in the lives of locals and visitors alike, and our ambitions are clear: we want to deliver the best beachside precinct in Australia; one for all Western Australians to enjoy.”
It’s expected the redevelopment bring in more than 110 ongoing job and improved accessibility, while adding almost $16.5 million to the local economy per annum.
“With the development proposal now submitted to the Town of Cottesloe, we believe a renewed Indiana will assist Cottesloe Council fully realise their vision for the wider foreshore by providing seamless connections with the broader beach precinct, deliver new public facilities for all beach users and visitors, and further enhance the area’s world-renowned character,” Tattarang CEO Andrew Hagger said.
The site is currently home to pop-up dining spot Indigo Oscar, as Tattarang seeks approval for these plans.
You can learn more via the Indiana Perth Website.