WA consortium selected to redevelop Rottnest Island’s Lodge site
A Perth-based consortium has been selected as the preferred proponent to redevelop Rottnest Island's Lodge site.
The $40 million proposal from Place Development Australia, GPA Pty Ltd and Sirona Capital includes 94 rooms, a day spa, restaurant, kiosk, beach lounge, coffee shop, bar, new pool and onsite staff accommodation.
The selection of a preferred proponent to redevelop the Lodge follows the opening of Discovery Rottnest in 2019 and Samphire Rottnest in 2020.
Designed by Fremantle architects Spaceagency, the development will consist of a combination of new buildings to integrate with the natural environment, plus extensive upgrades to existing buildings including the Lakeside Villas and accommodation within the former Boys Reformatory.
A series of landscaped gardens will also be created to enhance the area's open spaces and provide a public gathering area.
The proposed design will be advertised for public comment prior to final consideration by the Rottnest Island Authority.
Image: Proposed new composition of the Rottnest Island Lodge site viewed from Garden Lake. The design includes 35 new accommodation rooms, guest pool area and refurbished Lakeside Villas. At the heart of the property - between the two accommodation areas - is a semi-underground spa and wellness centre with a landscaped multifunctional gathering ground and shared food and beverage offerings.
(Illustration by Mike Edwards)