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Media Release15 Sep 2019

UPDATED INDIANA DESIGN CONCEPTS RELEASED FOR FURTHER FEEDBACK

Minderoo Group is again calling for public feedback on the latest series of architecture renders for the Indiana site at Cottesloe Beach.

In August, after a month of community consultation, the competition narrowed to two possible new designs for the site; Kerry Hill Architects (KHA) and Durbach Block Jaggers (DBJ). Refitting the existing Indiana building is also an option.

KHA and DBJ were asked to provide new architectural renders and additional supporting documentation to expand on their proposals for the site. The architects have made improvements to their submissions based on the judges’ feedback and the public’s suggestions.

The new images can be viewed online here or in person at a series of community consultation sessions Minderoo will be running across Perth in coming weeks.

Minderoo Group co-founder Nicola Forrest AO said the next stage of the process is another opportunity for the people of Western Australia to provide their vision for the future of a well-loved location in Cottesloe Beach.

“We understand that many West Australians are keen to have their say on the future of the Indiana site and we are pleased with the engagement in this process so far,” Mrs Forrest said.

“People have told us they want to walk straight off the sand to grab something to eat with their kids. Others want to have a drink while enjoying our famous sunset.

“We’re working with the community and the Town of Cottesloe to provide options that showcase our beautiful coastline and reinvigorate the area for locals and tourists alike.”

“This is the final stage of the competition before the jury makes its decision, so we’d like to encourage everyone to get involved and tell us what they think.”

Both of the new designs include swimming pools, improved public facilities and a host of hospitality offerings. Given the design and positioning of the existing building, the amenity provided by a refit would be limited.

The competition jury, led by renowned WA architect Geoffrey London, will meet in October to consider the new information provided by the finalists. A decision on the future of the site will be announced next month.

Minderoo Group will then begin work on the planning process with the Town of Cottesloe. This will involve further community consultation.

To stay updated on Minderoo Group’s progress visit: https://www.minderoogroup.com/indiana-tea-house/

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