Plans for a multimillion-dollar beachfront development incorporating Perth's first infinity pool, ocean pool and beach club have been lodged with the State Government for consideration.
ISpy Entertainment, the company behind the proposal to build a rooftop cinema at Scarborough Beach, wants to develop 5000sqm of coastal land at Watermans Bay into a beachside life-style, entertainment and hospitality precinct like Icebergs in Bondi.
The site is currently a Department of Fisheries marine research facility and is owned by the State.
The company has submitted an expression of interest to the State Government outlining its proposal. The planned development will include a beach club that can cater for 700 patrons, with an ocean-facing infinity pool, restaurants, performance space, health and fitness centre and a 25m ocean rock pool.
It will make provision for the continuation of the marine research facility.
ISpy Entertainment director Robert Redmond would not put an exact price on the development but said the company was in talks with local and international business partners interested in investing tens of millions of dollars into the proposal.
Mr Redmond said the underutilised site just north of North Beach and south of Hillarys had massive potential to become a world-class attraction.
"What we are proposing is a precinct inspired by developments like Icebergs in Bondi and Hotel Du Cap in the south of France," he said.
"In Perth, we have the Indian Ocean at our doorstep but we don't do enough to showcase this natural asset."