WITH its wide verandah and Hamptons-style white and grey timber colour theme, Stanwell Park’s beach café is an eye-catching addition to the popular foreshore area.
The keys for the newly built café have been handed over this week to the new tenant, with the new business expected to be operating before the end of the year.
Wollongong City Council started work on the new beach café in July after the demolition of the old kiosk building and residence that had occupied the site for more than 50 years.
The new café has an elevated covered dining deck overlooking the park, a paved outdoor seating area and a kiosk and kitchen. Two fully accessible public toilets are also a key component of the new design that was influenced by community feedback.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Bradbery said he’s pleased with the welcome addition to Stanwell Park’s popular beach reserve.
“I think it looks fantastic and I’m pleased this project has been completed on schedule and on budget. However, perhaps even more importantly, I hope the community gets much enjoyment from this building,’’ he said.
“We know how much this building is loved – the community made that clear when we engaged with them about the new design and they told us they wanted us to keep the much-loved original kiosk sign and to make it a feature on the new building. And we did”
Advance Catering Systems Holdings Pty Ltd won the tender to operate the business.