As the owner of CY O’Connor in Perth and the popular seaside venue, Hybla Tavern at Albany, Mr Dawkins will continue the theme of coastal hospitality with Amberton Beach’s new venue perched 16 metres above sea level and boasting uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.
The dining spot is being built alongside a stairway directly to the beach and a newly-opened and fully-fenced playground and soon-to-be-constructed recreational space set across 1.5 hectares.
Mr Dawkins said he jumped at the chance to secure the location because dune-top sites with such unmatched views would become increasingly difficult to acquire.
“Being involved with the venue at Amberton Beach was a unique opportunity and one I’m excited to be a part of - the view is going to be a massive drawcard for those enjoying the area,” Mr Dawkins said.
“We are still deciding on the official name of the venue, but I can confirm we will be continuing our renowned beef and lamb paddock-to-plate dishes, as well as interesting seafood and beverage options.”
Once open next summer, the future hot-spot will cater to 200 people and will offer coffee, meals, a full-service bar and the ability to host functions with indoor and outdoor dining areas.
Damian Shephard, Stockland Regional Manager, said that with the seaside community growing in popularity, Stockland is pleased to provide a vibrant new dining space to go alongside existing community amenities like a skate bowl, fully-fenced dog adventure park, AFL-sized sports field, Pirate Playground and Scooter Park at Amberton Beach.
“The foreshore precinct has been highly-anticipated and we’re pleased to welcome Mr Dawkins and his team to the community to create a new experience for residents with the development of the café and bar,” Mr Shephard said.
“Being built directly atop the sand dunes, this venue is the first of its kind in the area and with the pristine beach below and nearby park and car parking, this will be a major attraction for residents and visitors.”