Smiths Beach Resort


The site for the award winning Smiths Beach Resort in Yallingup Western Australia is located on the land of the original Canal Rocks Beach Resort.

The development comprises new 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom accommodation options and reinvents the entire site with its modern coastal architectural style. In addition a proportion of the existing caravan and camping areas have also been retained and redeveloped and a new set of specially designed 2 – bedroom transportable ‘beach shacks’ have been brought to the site establishing a diversity of holiday accommodation. The shop, bar and restaurant have also been transformed into contemporary spaces overlooking the ocean.

The resort is comprised of individual units owned by private investors and creates a sophisticated, contemporary and subtle new intrusion into the delicate dunal landscape. Simple lines, elegant proportions and a careful palette of materials and finishes create a relaxing and beautiful place for people to stay and enjoy the world-renowned natural features the south-west of Western Australia.

Smiths Beach Resort was acknowledged as the best multiple residential project in the 2008 architectural awards.

The restaurant, bar and gourmet deli provides an award winning facility Lamont’s at Smiths Beach, catering for 150 people within the restaurant, bar and alfresco terrace.

The restaurant is facilitated with fully operational commercial kitchen serving some of the finest dining, gourmet food and wine in the South West. With the resort being uniquely remote from the busy centres of Dunsborough, Yallingup and Margaret River, it was necessary to provide a convenient facility for the resort guests without the extensive drive.

The gourmet deli and bottle shop provide for daily supplies for resort guests as well as in-house catering and the small bar an intimate setting for evening sundowners.

The resort management and main reception are also included within this facility to attend to arriving guests of the resort, incorporating a small reception desk, tourist information display and small management office.

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Project Number

Starvale Corporation Pty Ltd

Completed 2007

LOT 2 Smiths Beach Rd, Yallingup WA 6282

$35 million (2007 prices)

Key Personnel
Richard Young, Paul Jones, Glenn Russell

Services Provided
Masterplanning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Contract Documentation, Contract Administration, Interior design

Sandy MacKellar, Director, Starvale Pty Ltd Tel: (08) 9481 4447 Email:

2008 RAIA ‘Fielders Multiple Residential Award’ Multiple Residential Category 2008 Master Builders Award, Best Regional Winner & Overall Category Winner

Gross Floor Area
7,500 m²

Number of Levels
Mainly 2 storey

Facilities Provided
4 x 4 bed Beach Houses 6 x 3 bed Beach Houses 10x 3 Bed Villas 10 x 2 bed Villas 9 x 1 bed Apartments 20 x 2 bed Beach Shacks

Construction / Materials
Rendered brickwork, painted cedar weatherboard, Colorbond ‘Ultra’ roofing, anodised aluminium louvred screens, glass balustrades, feature random pattern stonework

$35 million


Construction Period
22 months

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