Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

    Opportunity to revitalise iconic Cottesloe landmark

    11/07/2018 8:10 AM
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    The McGowan Government is calling for registrations of interest to revitalise a heritage landmark at 53 Curtin Avenue, Cottesloe.


    Built in the late 19th century and listed in the State Register of Heritage Places, the site has significant cultural heritage as the first educational facility for children with speech and hearing impairments. 


    The site, with ocean views from its elevated location near Stirling Highway, is currently occupied by the West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children, but has been largely underutilised since the School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory relocated its operations.


    The submission process stipulates the re-use and protection of the heritage building, including that the Foundation is satisfactorily accommodated on site, either within the existing heritage building or via a portion of the site being set aside for a new facility. 


    The site is also recognised as urban and within a station precinct under the Perth and Peel@3.5million Central sub-Regional Framework, providing an ideal opportunity for reactivation.


    Registrations of interest (ROI) open today at tenderlink.com/landcorpau and close on August 30, 2018. Jones Lang Laselle has been appointed to handle the ROI process.


    Comments attributed to Acting Lands Minister Bill Johnston:


    "This iconic landmark is an integral part of the streetscape in Cottesloe and the community deserves to see this site brought to its full potential.


    "By seeking registrations of interest we are able to ensure the cultural heritage needs and the current and future needs of the Foundation and community are put first.


    "We are keen to hear from proponents that will be able to recognise the building's history and heritage, while revitalising this iconic landmark for everyone to enjoy."


    Minister's office: 6552 5500