State planners approve coffee shop development and ECEC centre
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State planners in WA approve $2.7m development – ECEC to incorporate cafe setting

by Freya Lucas

January 11, 2024

An early childhood education and care (ECEC) development in Western Australia has been approved, with a centre chef to also run an onsite coffee shop for families and the broader community. 


The $2.7 million development will see the construction of a 108 place service in the Perth suburb of Innaloo, which will also include a takeaway coffee shop which will operate from 6.30am to 9am and 3.30pm to 7pm on weekdays, run by the centre’s chef and open to both parents and the general public. 


The Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel voted unanimously in favour of the proposal last week, agreeing that the service “was necessary for the area” and complied with its look and feel.


Located near popular Osborne Park – home to many offices and industrial buildings – and Westfield Innaloo, the two storey service will operate from 6.30am to 7pm weekdays and include a balcony and outdoor play area at the rear.


The community has welcomed an effective use of the currently vacant block, which was recently cleared after previously abandoned commercial and residential buildings “became an ongoing eye-sore” for residents.


City of Stirling councillor Elizabeth Re said the proposed design was “a lot better than what was there”.


Councillor Suzanne Migdale spoke highly of the new development as being beneficial for the local public, and congratulated the applicant on making best use of the site. 


“I’m really impressed with this application and very happy to support it,” she said. 


This story was first published by Perth Now. Find the original here

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