Plans have been approved by authorities for the Tawarri Hot Springs development in Dalkeith which will no doubt attract the corporate market.
On Australia’s east coast, Melbourne’s rapidly growing hot springs markets features in incentive reward programs, but it is more than an hour from the city on the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas.
Perth’s new hot springs offering will sit on a 5500m2 dress circle riverfront site and will be able to cater for 220 customers at a time and up to 500 visitors per day. The site previously housed a wedding reception centre, but in its future, it will feature a range of wellness and thermal baths, saunas and hammams. Corporate teams will also be able to enjoy a rooftop bar, a restaurant and a day spa, offering other wellness treatments.
The geothermal facility will be environmentally sustainable and will be delivered with a 6-Star Green Star rating. Designed by Perth’s Plus Architects, it comprises a series of pavilions with internal and external pools integrated into the natural landscape. Bringing a touch of Europe to Perth is no accident – the architects undertook research visits to similar wellness facilities in France and Italy. With work to realise the hot springs destination to begin later this year, the WA government has designated the facility a “strategic tourism attraction”.