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Carousel a Quay addition
LEEDERVILLE jewellers Rohan and Toni Milne are bringing a hand-built Venetian carousel to Elizabeth Quay.
The Coolbinia couple were inspired by the traditional carousel when they were holidaying in San Sebastian with their daughters Winnie (7) and Piper (5) in 2012.
“At the end of the beach there’s a two-storey carousel and every morning the kids would go on it,” Mr Milne said.
“We’d have a coffee and sit there and enjoy the view and the kids were happy on the carousel.
“It didn’t cost a lot so they could go on it a few times.
“We’d do the same thing in the evenings… walk around with a glass of sangria and the kids would be on the carousel again.”
Mr Milne said they approached the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority with The Elizabeth Quay Carousel concept and they “were rapt with the idea”.
“One of the key things I was adamant about was that we had to make it work at a certain price point,” he said.
“It’s something beautiful to enhance the city and it will be the cheapest thing to do in Perth.”
The carousel will have capacity for 40 adults or 43 children and cost $5 a ride or $12 for three rides.
Mr Milne, who opened a second Rohan Jewellery store in the State Buildings earlier this year, said the carousel was hand-made and hand-painted in a traditional style that resonated with the Rohan Jewellery brand.
The carousel is on a boat from Italy and is expected to arrive on Perth’s shores in the middle of next month.
It will take about a week to assemble and be ready for customers before Christmas.
Rohan and Toni Milne with kids Piper and Winnie at Elizabeth Quay where the carousel they had custom-made in Venice will be placed.