One of the most iconic hospitality venues in Melbourne is Ponyfish Island, located on a sensitive island site in the middle of the Yarra River.

This development involved first getting the architect of this award winning pedestrian footbridge, Peter Carmichael, on board with this major change to his design.

Next Melbourne City Council had to be convinced that it was a good addition for the city to have a cafe located in such an unusual location.

A myriad of regulatory controls then had to be navigated and finally support of the Minister to consent to a lease.

This venue is enormously popular and Whitemark is working through the process of approvals for a complete rebuild in the coming year.