A photo history of

Indiana Tea House

The next chapter ...

We want you to help us reinvigorate the Cottesloe Beach foreshore.

The existing Indiana Tea House building was completed in 1995 and is a result of several separate developments since about 1910.

In 1929, the original Indiana Tea House was replaced with the ‘Centenary Pavilion’. 1982 saw the Centenary Pavilion demolished, following advice the foundations of the building were unstable, and was replaced by the ‘Cottesloe Beach Pavilion’.

By the early 1990’s, there were growing calls for the facilities at the Pavilion to be expanded. In 1994, a proposal to redevelop the site into the current Indiana Tea House was received. The development saw most of the 1982 pavilion retained, with a restaurant and other features added to the facility.

Minderoo Group, one of Australia's largest private investment groups, has acquired the Indiana Tea House and is undertaking a design process to re-establish the site as an offering worthy of its surrounds, Perth's iconic Cottesloe Beach.

Minderoo invites the public to submit ideas as part of this process, with a view to combining community concepts with the vision of leading Australian architects to redefine the site for the benefit of all West Australians.

How it works

Members of the public are invited to share their visions for the Indiana site.

Community submissions will be summarised and provided to 12 leading Australian architects, who will progress through two design concept stages, with consideration for heritage, aesthetics, community benefit and several other factors.

The designs will be judged by a panel, chaired by globally renowned West Australian architect and professor Geoffrey London.

The three submissions selected as 'finalists' will be published on this page for community feedback before a final decision is made by the panel.

Send us your ideas

Please use the form below to tell us what you love about this area and what you think could improve it. To submit any photographs or drawings of potential designs for the site, please reply to the email you receive after submitting this form.