3 OCEANS TWIN TOWERS
DEVELOPMENT — SCARBOROUGH —COASTAL EXPERIENCE CENTRE
1224. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the minister representing the
Minister for Tourism:
The 3 Oceans development plan at
Scarborough has over 1 000 square metres earmarked to house a two-level WA coastal
experience centre. The developer has indicated that this is part of its
community benefit criteria and the site will be for the use of Tourism WA.
Tourism WA consulted about housing and operating the proposed centre within the
3 Oceans development prior to plans being submitted; and, if so, when and where
were they consulted and what was their response?
(2) Does Tourism
WA plan to house and operate such a centre within the 3 Oceans complex; if yes,
has a deal been negotiated with the 3 Oceans developers; and, if not, why not?
(3) What would be
the purpose of the proposed WA coastal experience centre and what exactly would
the community benefit from?
(4) Was the
proposal for a WA coastal experience centre put forward by the 3 Oceans
developers or did this proposal come at the request of Tourism WA?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
The following material has been provided to me by the Minister for Tourism.
(1) Yes, but not
about housing and operating the proposed centre. Tourism WA's advice
was sought on which tourism elements or
attractions could be included in the development. It was consulted on 30
January 2018. Tourism WA suggested the focus of any such inclusion
should concentrate on coastal and aquatic activities to target experiences that
are anchored to the area.
(2) No; this is a private
consulted, Tourism WA was advised of an intention for an interactive hub to promote
tourism for Perth and the regions.
(4) The proposal was put forward by
3 Oceans Group.