Expression of Interest for 1 Brand Way
RIA is undertaking a two-stage procurement process (Expression of Interest and Request for Detailed Proposal) for the enhancement and/or redevelopment and ongoing operation of a site located at 1 Brand Way, Rottnest Island.The site is approximately 11,000m2 and is located within the Heritage Place (no. 516) Thomson Bay Settlement and listed on the Western Australian State Heritage Register.
The site is undulated with a former quarry located in the northeast corner adjacent to the former Rottnest Lodge.
A portion of the site known as Family Fun Park and Picture Hall is currently leased until the 31 October 2023. The facilities include a movie hall (in a heritage building), mini golf, trampolines (which were decommissioned late 2021) and arcade games.
The site offers the opportunity for recreational and leisure, food and beverage, accommodation, or mixed use to enhance visitors’ experience.
The EOI is available on tenders.wa.gov.au and will close at 2:30pm AWST on 20 September 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the site located?
The site is located within the Main Settlement at 1 Brand Way, Rottnest Island (corner of Brand Way and Digby Drive) with the primary frontage to Brand Way.
What is proposed for the site?
RIA is seeking expressions of interest for the redevelopment and on-going operation of 1 Brand Way, Rottnest Island with a view to provide new offerings that appeal to a broad age group.
The EOI is an opportunity for an operator to provide offerings (e.g. recreational and leisure, food and beverage, accommodation, etc) which are appropriate to the Island and will enhance visitors experience.
RIA will consider offerings that complement the natural features of the Island’s land, sea and airspaces, as well as activities that have potential to activate indoor and outdoor spaces in new and exciting ways.
Why is RIA seeking EOI?
The current Family Fun Park and Picture Hall facilities are popular with children but are ageing and would benefit from either comprehensive refurbishment or redevelopment.
The redevelopment site also offers an opportunity to bring an exciting new tourism offering to the Island and further consolidate Rottnest as a key tourist destination for the State.
Who can submit a proposal?
RIA is looking for suitably experienced, visionary companies or consortia to submit proposals for the redevelopment and on-going operation of the site.
RIA is looking for proponents that are experienced in operating a relevant tourism business with the appropriate financial and resource capacity to deliver the project.
Who has been consulted?
RIA is consulting with the Wadjemup Aboriginal Reference Group consisting of Aboriginal people from the great southern, mid west and north west of WA and other stakeholders to ensure the design guidelines and development will respect the cultural, historical and environmental significance of the site.