A gin and vodka distillery will soon be on Mandurah's doorstep, with City councillors approving plans last month.
Situated on Mandurah Terrace, the boutique tavern, known as Little Stiller is expected to become a popular tourism attraction with the distillery being the first of its kind in the City.
Little Stiller owner Marie Minifie said the distillery would be Mandurah's next "iconic venue".
"This is exciting - currently Mandurah hospitality and tourism doesn't have a microbrewery or a distillery and it's the distillery that is going to make it an iconic venue," she said.
"The project will be a fully operational distillery making gins and vodkas using local produce and ingredients.
"It is a place that is going to be fun, entertaining, affordable and an experience not to be forgotten."
It will be a comfortable, relaxed, and family friendly environment like an extension of the lounge room.- Little Stiller owner Marie Minifie
Making mention of the new brewery recently opened in Busselton, Ms Minifie said Mandurah needed its own drawcard.
"We need to have our own difference in experiences and attractions," she said.
"My son and I have been in this industry for many years and have seen local growth but as locals we want to see Mandurah thrive not just survive.
"We want tourists coming to Mandurah for their gin and vodka."
The new tavern will provide local job and training opportunities across a number of areas including distillery operations and practices, mixology, food and beverage service, and event management.
It is expected to be an interactive experience with visitors able to enjoy tastings, make their own gin and watch how a distillery operates.
A $80,00 Regional Economic Development grant is also set to help develop the boutique tavern and distillery.
"The visual effect of the distillery will intrigue and delight everybody - drawing folk into Mandurah and subsequently the region," Ms Minifie said.
"It will be a comfortable, relaxed, and family friendly environment like an extension of the lounge room."