Final go ahead for chocolate company sublease

Published on Thursday, 20 June 2024 at 4:37:37 PM

At its June meeting, the Council provided its unanimous support for the CEO to enter into a sublease with a local business to establish a new chocolate company on the foreshore. A number of submissions were received through the advertising period which the Council gave due consideration to before making a final decision on the lease. 

Left Coast Chocolate Pty Ltd have already shared their plans to establish a chocolate company at Lot 448, 25 Marine Terrace, Busselton (the old Tennis Club building). As the new lessee, they will be required to fund and undertake their own works to the building before opening. 

Left Coast Chocolate Pty Ltd are expending in excess of $140,000 on headwork upgrades to bring electrical, sewer and water infrastructure up to a commercial standard, as well as an estimated $2.5M in building upgrades and fit out to enable trading to occur. 

A schedule of rent payable to the City will also apply, with year on year increases approved and rent reviews to be conducted every five years. 

A/Mayor Anne Ryan stated, “Council recognises that having a chocolate retailer on the Busselton foreshore will complement the vibrant range of attractions already available in this precinct and bring something completely new to the mix.” 

“On behalf of Council I would like to thank the owners of Left Coast Chocolate Pty Ltd for their continued interest and investment in our city and look forward to trying out their chocolate products when they are ready to open.” 

To find out more and view the report: Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda

Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2021 - 2031) Key Themes Opportunity: A vibrant City with diverse opportunities and a prosperous economy. 

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