Planning Tawarri's Future

The Tawarri site is a prime spot located on the Esplanade in Dalkeith between Beaton Park and the Sunset Foreshore. It is currently home to the Tawarri Reception Centre which was constructed in 1957 and is approaching the end of a 21-year lease (30 June 2018) and its useful life. Many magical memories have been made there with weddings and celebrations, and going back even further, natural hot water drawn from the ground provided a popular bathing spot.

Looking ahead, there is an opportunity to review the potential of the location. We are looking for a new future use that will provide suitable amenities for visitors whilst complementing the Swan River and surrounding features and landscape, including the future All Abilities Play Space to be constructed at Beaton Park.

The City is embarking on a project to look ahead for Tawarri and plan for its future. An Expression of Interest for the site was publically advertised in October last year and the City is now talking about the available options. Information will be published here as the project unfolds to keep the community informed and involved.

This project is long term and we are in the very early days at this stage. However the City wants to communicate with the community and stakeholders, particularly at key decision stages throughout this long-term project as they arise.

To keep updated, check out this page regularly as the page will continue to develop and provide new information as the project progresses. If you choose to register, you will be provided with notifications of new information.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

Information provided along with key dates will continue to change and be updated as the project progresses. To keep up-to-date please view the information by:

The Tawarri site is a prime spot located on the Esplanade in Dalkeith between Beaton Park and the Sunset Foreshore. It is currently home to the Tawarri Reception Centre which was constructed in 1957 and is approaching the end of a 21-year lease (30 June 2018) and its useful life. Many magical memories have been made there with weddings and celebrations, and going back even further, natural hot water drawn from the ground provided a popular bathing spot.

Looking ahead, there is an opportunity to review the potential of the location. We are looking for a new future use that will provide suitable amenities for visitors whilst complementing the Swan River and surrounding features and landscape, including the future All Abilities Play Space to be constructed at Beaton Park.

The City is embarking on a project to look ahead for Tawarri and plan for its future. An Expression of Interest for the site was publically advertised in October last year and the City is now talking about the available options. Information will be published here as the project unfolds to keep the community informed and involved.

This project is long term and we are in the very early days at this stage. However the City wants to communicate with the community and stakeholders, particularly at key decision stages throughout this long-term project as they arise.

To keep updated, check out this page regularly as the page will continue to develop and provide new information as the project progresses. If you choose to register, you will be provided with notifications of new information.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

Information provided along with key dates will continue to change and be updated as the project progresses. To keep up-to-date please view the information by:
  • Tenders being invited from successful Expression of Interest respondents

    7 months ago
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    The Expression of Interest (EOI) process successfully attracted three respondents interested in a land lease at the Tawarri site who will now be invited to submit a tender fully detailing their proposals.

    The concepts put forward that the City will seek detailed information through the tender process, are:

    Two of the three submissions propose using the natural hot spring water located under the site to create hot spring bathing facilities. These both include proposed facilities to serve food and beverages to the public.

    A third submission proposes a replacement function centre, but offering a wider range of facilities and services... Continue reading

    The Expression of Interest (EOI) process successfully attracted three respondents interested in a land lease at the Tawarri site who will now be invited to submit a tender fully detailing their proposals.

    The concepts put forward that the City will seek detailed information through the tender process, are:

    Two of the three submissions propose using the natural hot spring water located under the site to create hot spring bathing facilities. These both include proposed facilities to serve food and beverages to the public.

    A third submission proposes a replacement function centre, but offering a wider range of facilities and services including food and beverage services open to the public during daytime hours.

    After the conclusion of the tender process the City will have detailed information to publish here and share with the community.


  • Now Inviting Expressions of Interest for the Tawarri Site

    7 months ago
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    At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 27 September 2016, Council approved for Expressions of Interest to be invited for the redevelopment of the Tawarri site. This will provide options for consideration and help the City properly plan for a suitable redevelopment.

    The Expression of Interest documentation can be found here. This is also available to download from Tenderlink, or hard copies may be requested at the City's Administration office at 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, WA 6009. The City is looking forward to receiving some exciting development concepts!

    Once the submission period has closed and submissions been thoroughly assessed,... Continue reading

    At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 27 September 2016, Council approved for Expressions of Interest to be invited for the redevelopment of the Tawarri site. This will provide options for consideration and help the City properly plan for a suitable redevelopment.

    The Expression of Interest documentation can be found here. This is also available to download from Tenderlink, or hard copies may be requested at the City's Administration office at 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, WA 6009. The City is looking forward to receiving some exciting development concepts!

    Once the submission period has closed and submissions been thoroughly assessed, updates will be provided to the Community about the types of concepts that have been received for consideration, and seeking feedback that will help Council make decisions about the sites future.

    The submission period will close on Friday 25th November 2016 at 2.00pm.