The National Trust has committed to a master planning process at Peninsula Farm, which includes important upgrades to pathways, signs and toilets, to ensure this is a heritage place accessible to everyone.
An important part of the master plan is greater activation of the site to attract more visitors to Peninsula Farm. Following an Expressions of Interest process, the National Trust had chosen a preferred proponent to take on the long-term lease of the Peninsula Farm Café. Unfortunately, the proponents have informed us they wish to withdraw their proposal in order to focus on other business priorities.
“While we’re disappointed that the proposal has been withdrawn, we’re committed to securing a long-term tenancy for the café that will complement the heritage values of the site,” said Julian Donaldson, National Trust of Western Australia CEO.
“We’ll work with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the City of Bayswater while we explore opportunities to provide the best amenity for the community to enjoy this very special place by the river. In the meantime, locals and visitors will be able to indulge in refreshments at Peninsula Farm from next week, when the Pop Up café opens.”
The Pop Up café is an interim offer to meet the café needs of locals and visitors until the long-term tenancy is resolved. To be known as Peninsula Farm Café, the Pop Up will offer a gourmet delicatessen, plus fine coffee, hot drinks and fresh juices.
Peninsula Farm at Wu-rut Woorat is a place of great historical importance to our state. The National Trust of Western Australia has had responsibility for the site since being granted a management order by the state government in the 1970s.