Cottesloe's famous Indiana Teahouse will remain in its current form until a new design can be formulated. Photo: Gabriel Oliveira

Minderoo presses reset on Cottesloe upgrade

Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Group is heading back to the drawing board on its plan to redevelop Cottesloe’s Indiana Tea House, after the local community expressed little desire to see an architectural jury’s preferred design become reality.


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Bibra Lake
There is no way I can agree to Andrew Forrest's ideas for Cottesloe Beach. The current building is iconic and should be kept with slight modernisation added. Why destroy our beautiful history?

Indiana Tea House is such an iconic building and an integral part of Cottesloe. It is not the building that is the problem, but the way it has been so poorly run. It could be amazing, but instead business after business has made a real hash of it, with tired decor, terrible service and a lacklustre menu. Instead of knocking it down, why not revamp it and make it beautiful again, but this time with a business that knows what it is doing.

Swanbourne WA
I totally agree with the comment submitted by Keith Bales and would add that this building is known worldwide as an introduction to Cottesloe and WA. Of course, the inside of the building needs to be modernised and one would hope that the company responsible for the catering would be of a much higher standard than the present one.

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