New Focus for Busselton’s Old Tennis Club Building

Published on Thursday, 18 April 2024 at 9:33:27 AM

At its meeting on 17 April 2024, Council made a decision to support the next step in the process for a new café, gelato and chocolate retail outlet to open up in the old Tennis Club building on the Busselton Foreshore. 

Following the City’s recent negotiations with the State Government, Council has now authorised the City’s CEO to enter into a new 30 year lease with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage for the currently vacant site, with additional authorisation provided to enable the City to sublease this building on a commercial basis to Left Coast Chocolate Pty Ltd (trading as Little Otto’s Big Choc Shop), subject to there being no objections raised through the statutory advertising process. In accordance with the proposed lease terms, the building will need to be fitted out by the lessee and any lease income will go into the Jetty Maintenance Reserve to support the ongoing upkeep of the iconic Busselton Jetty. 

Mayor Phill Cronin said, “It is exciting to see Council’s commitment to progressing to the next stage to maximise opportunities for this building. It is located is in a prime location on the Busselton Foreshore and will enable a whole new offering to enhance the mix of attractions in the precinct. Officers have done a great job working with State agencies to negotiate the ability for the City to bring in a commercial income to support the maintenance for the Busselton Jetty, which is another really positive outcome.” 

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. 

Photo for General Use: Old Tennis Club Building.

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