Update August 2013
Stage 1 of the Foreshore and Signal Park upgrade was completed in time for the tourist season. The Foreshore and its facilities are being well utilised by locals; visitors; and major sporting events.
Final upgrades to the Stage 1 section of the Foreshore will include exercise equipment to be located along the new promenade area in three different locations, and a small ablution block to be built on the north west corner of Signal Park in the coming months.
The detailed design work for the Queen Street entry from Marine Terrace is continuing but work will not be commencing on this section this financial year, and likewise the Foreshore Spine Road.
Work to upgrade the Barnard Park Ovals (Active Playing Fields) is due to commence September/October of this year. This initiative is being jointly funded by the Department of Sport & Recreation/City of Busselton/Country Local Government Funding (2011/12).
In August the Federal Minister for Regional Australia visited Busselton to announce $3.5 million funding from the Federal Government towards the relocation, upgrade and a new club house for the Busselton Tennis Club and Croquet Club. Tennis Australia is also contributing $400,000 towards the project with the City funding the remainder. The Tennis and Croquet Clubs will eventually be relocated in the area east of Barnard Park bordered by Georgette and Carey Streets.