Stone the flamin’ crows! Iconic Home and Away diner and Alf’s Bait House set to be DEMOLISHED in $4M plan
It’s posed as the exterior to Home and Away’s diner and Alf Stewart’s Bait House for more than a decade.
And now The Boathouse Palm Beach in Sydney is set to be demolished.
According to the Manly Daily, plans are afoot to knock down the deteriorating café and build a like-for-like build.
End of an era! Home and Away diner and Alf’s Bait House set to be DEMOLISHED in $4M plan
If plans submitted to the Northern Beaches Council this week are approved, it will take six months to complete the $4million project.
Speaking to the publication, Palm Beach Boathouse tenant Andrew Goldsmith said: ‘Home and Away may have to do some pre recording.
‘Or write something dramatic into the script to explain away the lack of a bait shop… perhaps there could be some sort of explosion.’
Makeover: According to the Manly Daily, plans are afoot to knock down the deteriorating café and build a like-for-like build. If plans submitted to the Northern Beaches Council this week are approved, it will take six months to complete the $4million project
Decisions: It’s likely Channel Seven will need to pre-record external scenes in bulk. Cast pictured at the diner
It comes just days after Ray Meagher, who has been playing Alf Stewart on the soap for over three decades, discussed the possibility of potentially retiring.
Speaking to Nova 96.9’s Fitzy and Wippa, Rays said after undergoing two life-saving surgeries over the past two years he has considered calling it quits many times.
‘Well Fitzy, my mind is wondering a bit at the moment, occasionally it wanders into retirement but then quickly turns around and thinks well what are you going to do there!’ he said.
Legend: Ray Meagher, 76, discussed the possibility of potentially retiring during an interview with Fitzy and Wippa
Ray underwent a triple bypass surgery in 2019, and had another vital heart procedure just six months later.
In the same interview, Ray admitted that his triple bypass surgery came as quite the surprise at the time.
‘Well they opened me up but I thought I’d have a double bypass, the doctor came in a couple of nights later, splattered in blood, he’d had a crack in a few other people,’ he said.
He’s not leaving! Luckily for fans, Ray admitted that while the thought had crossed his mind, he won’t be saying goodbye to Summer Bay any time soon