Plans for Kennedy Bay tavern & brewery passed unanimously by Rockingham council ready for MODAP approval

Rachel FennerSound Telegraph
A proposed Kennedy Bay tavern will have ocean views.
Camera IconA proposed Kennedy Bay tavern will have ocean views. Credit: City of Rockingham

Plans for a $13 million two-storey brewpub, tavern and accommodation at the new Kennedy Bay housing development were passed unanimously by the City of Rockingham council at its May 28 meeting.

The plans from Longpoint Brewing Company show a tavern with a main dining space, central bar, garden bar, beer garden, coffee kiosk and upper-level function space with bar and veranda.

The plans include a tavern, brewery and accommodation.
Camera IconThe plans include a tavern, brewery and accommodation. Credit: City of Rockingham

There will be ocean views from the tavern, which will be licensed for 500 patrons.

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The brewery includes a brewing space visible from the street, a back-of-house space and cool room, and a tasting and merchandise area featuring the beers brewed on-site.

The nine short-stay accommodation units comprise eight two-bedroom units and a three-bedroom unit.

There are also plans to build a 45-bay carpark behind the tavern and brewery.

The council approved the plans to be submitted to the Metro Outer Development Assessment Panel with conditions, including bike parking and approval for a piece of public artwork designed by a professional worth one per cent of the build costs ($130,000).

The accommodation includes nine short-stay apartments.
Camera IconThe accommodation includes nine short-stay apartments. Credit: City of Rockingham

Cr Brett Wormall was excused from voting as Long Point Brewing Company, which is behind the venture, has the same company director as Wormall Group, which is Cr Wormall’s employer.

The developers will have four years to begin building if the plans are approved at MODAP.

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