Excitement is building fast around the progress of a new two-storey beach club in Hillarys.
PerthNow can exclusively reveal the latest artists’ impressions on the Pinnaroo Point hospitality development, as well as new aerial photographs of the build.
Currently under construction, the Hillarys Beach Club venue will soon be home to multiple spaces including a kiosk for grab-and-go style food, a sit-down restaurant, large function space and a traditional gastro pub.
Just metres away from the sand with uninterrupted views over the ocean, the brand-new build spreads across about 1400 sqm and will be licensed for 500 people.
The interior design on the lower level will have all of the feel of a beach club, with plenty of pastels, creams and golds.
Upstairs will be a contrast with in-depth textures, deeper colours and more sophistication.
A wind-shielding terrace is intended to allow guests to wine and dine all year right on the door step of the beach.
The beach club is a project by Ryan and Nikki Esqulant, operators of gastro pub The Iluka on Perth’s northern coastline.
“We are very excited to bring the long-awaited Hillarys Beach Club to the community with an incredible beach feel and some of of the best sunset views along the coast,” Mr Esqulant said.
“This venue is very much a part of the local community with a range of spaces within the venue to suit a variety of demographics.”
The owners also said despite the big task ahead, they are confident they will be able to deliver breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The kitchen will be led by Samson Brent, whose passion is said to be simple and locally sourced produce executed to the highest standard.
Brent previously worked in Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant in London and is currently running The Iluka until the beach club is completed.
The owners have confirmed the Hillarys venue is scheduled to open this December.
Hillarys Beach Club will also be employing more than 100 local staff to join the team from November onwards.
People have expressed their excitement on social media, saying the new installation will be a major boost to the area coming into the new year.
The team also says they have consulted with the community throughout the lead up to the construction, with extra parking made available at the location for patrons.
In 2021, the City of Joondalup leased the land from the State Government to Sandgate after a development application was approved by the WA Planning Commission.
During the public notice period there were nearly a dozen submissions received objecting to the proposed sublease.
Concerns raised include impacts on the nearby Bush Forever land and flora and fauna, impacts on windsurfing access and potential conflicts with beach users, possible future erosion, and increased antisocial behaviour in the area.
In response, city officers said the site to be leased was already cleared, was “sufficiently distanced from the nearest bushland so as not to pose a threat to flora and fauna” and was located away from existing beach access paths.
They also said an increase in visitors to the area could reduce antisocial behaviour through increased activation and casual surveillance at Pinnaroo Point. Sandgate would have to seek liquor licence approvals.