WEST Australian Planning Minister John Day last week announced that Voyage Kitchen, V Burger Bar and the operator of The Stables Bar had been selected as the preferred proponents for three of the five venues at Perth's Elizabeth Quay precinct.
"The variety of operators will ensure there is something for everyone, appealing to workers and tourists while also providing casual and take-away food options for families," Mr Day said.
"There will be opportunities for parents to grab a take-away coffee or lunch while their children enjoy the play facilities, for corporate travellers and city workers to enjoy a mid-week lunch or dinner with clients, and for families and friends to socialise on the weekend."
Replicating their beachside success in Sorrento, the operators of Voyage Kitchen cafe will bring casual dining to the Florence Hummerston Kiosk located on The Island. The experienced team at V Burger Bar in Floreat and East Victoria Park will develop their flagship store near the BHP Billiton Water Park.
"Our priority was to select family friendly offerings for these two locations and I'm pleased both operators fit this brief," the Minister said.
The operators of The Stables Bar in Perth's CBD will transform the two-storey Eastern Promenade outlet into a new restaurant and bar, offering tapas and drinks on the rooftop and seafood dining on the first floor.
Mr Day said these businesses were the first in a number of food and beverage offerings that were set to transform Elizabeth Quay into an exciting new dining and entertainment precinct.
Construction of the venues is well advanced and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority will work with the operators to finalise contracts, interior design and fit out. A new ice-cream kiosk is also being planned for the Eastern Promenade.
It has been more than two-and-a-half years since construction first commenced on the Elizabeth Quay project, which aims to reconnect the Swan River with Perth's CBD through the mixed-use redevelopment of 10 hectares of riverfront land between Barrack and William streets.
The project is due to open to the public in Spring 2015.
Image: Artist's impression of Elizabeth Quay / Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.