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Triple Forrests Ownership Revealed Includes Margaret River Retreat, New Norica Farmland and Cottesloe Renovation


A new design for Cottesloe’s Indiana Teahouse was revealed on Sunday and came after a public design competition was halted and the compound in which the building sits was listed as a heritage site.

The beachfront building has a heritage style design although it was not built until the 1980s.

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The Forrests received a lease from the Cottesloe council for the building several years ago, but a public competition to redevelop the site resulted in four designs where the existing structure would have been demolished.

Architecture studio Woods Bagot helped create the new design, which would see strengthening the existing Indiana and constructing a second building behind it with new restaurants, cafes and a kiosk spread across the site.

The redevelopment plans have been submitted to Cottesloe council.

Ms Forrest said she shares the community’s wish to preserve Indiana’s West Front for the future.

“As committed stewards of this important site, we believe that Indiana can and should play a bigger role in the lives of locals and visitors, and our ambitions are clear: We want to provide Australia’s best seaside district. ; one for all Western Australians to enjoy, ”she said.

A rendering of the new design of the Indiana Teahouse in Cottesloe.

A rendering of the new design of the Indiana Teahouse in Cottesloe.Credit:Tattarang

Harvest Road, the growing commercial food arm of Forrests, will benefit from the planned purchase of 7,975 hectares of farmland around New Norcia Monastery in WA’s Wheatbelt.

This is the first time that agricultural land has changed hands since the creation of the monastic city 175 years ago.

The property went on sale in September as the order faced mounting costs to compensate survivors of historic sexual abuse.

So, for the monks of New Norcia, the monks had to pay more than $ 10 million to survivors of sexual abuse and there could be more money to come as the national reparation program is expected to last until 2028.

Harvest Road chief executive Paul Slaughter said the farm was close to the company’s new feeding facility at Koojan Downs, which would open next year.

“Together with New Norcia Farm, our network of integrated supply chain assets represents a game changer for WA and a strategic step to mitigate changing weather conditions, stabilizing the local beef supply chain and improving the local economy through investment and local job creation, ”he said. noted.


Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes