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Yanchep Lagoon Improvement


Real change is underway at Yanchep. One of Perth’s fastest growing suburbs, Yanchep will soon become part of a thriving metropolitan corridor stretching from the CBD to Two Rocks.  

In response to Yanchep’s continuing expansion, a major place-based development, called the Yanchep Lagoon Improvement Project, is underway. This project will create greater opportunities for tourism, recreation and economic growth across the Lagoon Precinct.

The City will work closely with residents and stakeholders to guide future development of the Lagoon Precinct and ensure outcomes continue to meet community needs. 

News and project updates

Old Yanchep Surf Club Redevelopment – Proposal for agreement for lease and ground lease

Update 17 April 2024

The potential lease of the Old Yanchep Surf Club is progressing and will be discussed at the City of Wanneroo’s Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, 23 April 2024.

Council granted approval to proceed with a lease in August 2021 (subject to final negotiations). Subsequently a local public notice was advertised from 22 February to 7 March 2024 this year. The process to proceed now requires the report to return to Council for approval following advertisement of this notice.

If Council grants approval, the City will execute the documentation with preferred lessee, Be Our Guest Holdings.

Visit the City’s website to read the Council report, which is expected to be released in the meeting agenda on the afternoon of Friday, 19 April 2024, and for information on live streaming or attending the meeting in person.

 If you have any enquiries about this project, please email enquiries@wanneroo.wa.gov.au.

Update Thursday 22 February 2024

Lease negotiations between Be Our Guest Holdings and the City for the redevelopment of the Old Yanchep Surf Club have progressed to the stage where lease documents have been agreed in principle by the parties. The documents have been signed by Be Our Guest Holdings and in the City’s case are subject to final advertising of the proposed lease and Council approval. 

The recent progress of the lease negotiations is in accordance with Council’s resolution in August 2021 (CS03-08/21). 

The agreement for lease and ground lease for the Old Surf Club site (Lot 10603 (3) Brazier Road, Yanchep) will be advertised by a public notice under section 3.58 of the Local Government Act. The notice provides people with an opportunity to respond to the proposed disposal of land. The notice period opens on 22 February 2024 and will close on 7 March 2024. View the public notice and have your say by clicking on the link below:

The lease documents provide for Be our Guest Holdings to enter into a ground lease with the City to construct a casual, family friendly bar, café and function space. Designs for this project will be presented for feedback to the Yanchep Lagoon Community Working Group and the City's Design Review Panel in due course, in advance of submission of a formal development application to the Western Australian Planning Commission. 

Food Truck on Site as Orion Café Closes, Plans for Renovation Available for Viewing

Update Thursday 7 December 2023

The Orion Café is now closed and upgrade works have begun.

A food truck is on site serving hot food and takeaways while the Café is closed.

Renovation works are due for completion in the second half of 2024. The City and Café Operator have decided on this timing to ensure the Café is upgraded and open for business as soon as possible.

View renovation plans for the Café

Food Services Continue While Orion Café Closes for Upgrade

Update Friday 3 November 2023

The Orion Café is expected to close in November 2023 so that upgrade works can begin. A food truck will be on site serving food and drink while the Café is closed.

The City will provide further updates in due course to advise when the food truck will be operational.

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Project timeline

  • Yanchep Lagoon Masterplan
  • Yanchep Lagoon Brand Identity
  • Environmental and economic studies to inform the Foreshore Management Plan
Immediate actions
  • Yanchep Lagoon Precinct Service Design
  • Orion Café Redevelopment
  • Yanchep Coastal Management Study
Short-term actions
  • Old Surf Club Redevelopment
  • Yanchep Coastal Management Study
Medium to long term actions

Projects to support Precinct development to be added during Masterplan implementation.

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How can I get involved with the Yanchep Lagoon Improvement Project?

Information on how to get involved with the Yanchep Lagoon Improvement Project will be available on this page and the City’s Your Say page.


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