Microbrewery proposed for Mandurah Quay Resort

Mandurah Quay resident John Stacey says most residents are excited for the venue but have concerns about parking and noise. Photos: Supplied, Claire Sadler.
Mandurah Quay resident John Stacey says most residents are excited for the venue but have concerns about parking and noise. Photos: Supplied, Claire Sadler.

A new microbrewery could soon be on Mandurah's doorstep, with the City receiving a proposal for a venue at the Mandurah Quay Resort.

The lot situated on Marina Quay Drive, which used to be home to Waterside Restaurant, is planned to sell beer brewed on site to enjoy at the venue or to take home.

Currently, the building operates under a Special Facility liquor licence, however the applicant advised that a Hotel liquor licence is required primarily to allow the sale of packaged alcohol for consumption off the premises.

If approved, the microbrewery would seat up to 400 people, include a nature playground, a sun deck, solo and duo entertainment, and parking bays for up to 81 cars.

At a consultation with around 100 Erskine residents on Wednesday the feedback was mixed.

Mandurah Quay resident John Stacey, who attended the meeting, said locals were mostly excited to have somewhere to eat nearby again.

"The view of the people in the area is they really do want a restaurant to reopen because it was seen as a great amenity," he said.

"Most people are looking forward to have a restaurant again because it used to be fantastic before the previous restaurant closed.

"It was a great asset to have as it was walking distance for us all."

However, at the meeting residents raised concerns about a lack of parking, noise levels and the size of the venue.

"Most people were raising issues about parking because there is only 81 parking spaces and the original plan for the venue is 400 patrons," Mr Stacey said.

"There is concern people will spill out onto those streets near the venue and park where ever they can.

"There needs to be controls in place on how they will deal with parking if the venue becomes full."

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Mr Stacey also mentioned residents were asking for a "sufficient safeguard on noise and to reduce the size of the venue".

"The people living nearby are concerned about the noise coming across the marina from the venue," he said.

"Many also only wanted a 300 person venue instead of 400."

According to the proposal report the noise coming from the premises will be minimal.

"The enclosing walls of the building will attenuate the noise to such a degree that it is unlikely to be heard above the existing background noise of the adjacent roads," the report said.

"In addition, the hours of operation of the brewery will assist to reduce any noise issued from the premises. For example, the external operation will be confined to 'daytime' hours."

The proposal for a Hotel liquor licence is set to go to council in late July.

To have your say on the proposed microbrewery visit, Mandurah Matters. Submissions are due by June 14 via email to planning@mandurah.wa.gov.au