Leisure & Recreation Planning

In 2013 the City of Busselton Council adopted Active Open Space Planning Recommendations to guide the future planning of active open space facilities within the district. This followed 18 months of consultation, needs assessments, a review of the City Leisure Services Plan and a demographic analysis of individual population precincts across the City. The facilities were assessed as either Local, District or Regional and the recommendations and designations across the region are detailed on the inside pages of the Active Open Space Planning 2013 document.

Click here to view an electronic copy of the Active Open Space Planning Recommendations(PDF, 1MB)

Current Active Open Space planning projects include:

Redevelopment of Barnard Park

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The Barnard Park Pavilion was officially opened on 14 October 2017. Completion of the pavilion marks the end of the Barnard Park Sporting Precinct Project which commenced in 2014 with the installation of the new ovals, car parks, cricket wicket and nets, and the fire services running track. 

The Pavilion is managed by the Barnard Park Sports Association and will provide club rooms for cricket and rugby as well as servicing the sports of soccer and the Busselton Volunteer Fire Services for their fire fighting competitions.

The pavilion represents a $1.9million investment in the health and well-being of our community with a financial contribution of $542,000 received from State Government.

The community is able to hire the building for social occasions by emailing barnardsecretary@hotmail.com

Upgrade of Churchill Park

Works for Churchill Park are being carried out in line with the vision for Churchill Park, outlined in the Churchill Park Master Plan. As part of this is an implementation strategy in line with council consideration for the City’s Long Term Financial Plan.  Recent upgrade works have included the construction of an access way off Brown Street to new public car parking that services Lawn Bowls, Croquet, Events and Sports users.  A relocated building has provided a new Club Facility for Croquet and fencing of the area has also been completed.

Click here to view an electronic copy of the Churchill Park Master Plan(PDF, 10MB)

Vasse Community and Recreation Precinct

The Vasse Recreational Precinct is progressing with the new playing areas already in use with the completion of the second oval in September 2017. The City is working with a community reference group representing the sporting club users and Vasse community representatives to progress designs for the Precinct and future management mode for the Pavilion. The development of the precinct that should meet ‘whole of community’ needs as part of a ‘master planned’ sports complex.

Concept development for Shared Use Sporting Precinct Dunsborough

The City is currently undertaking the design of a concept for future shared use (between the community and the Department of Education) sporting facilities on City managed land and a layout for an indicative school site (on DET land) in the Dunsborough Lakes subdivision.  

Sporting Ground Allocations

Applications are invited each year for the use of council reserves by sporting clubs

  • in February for the winter season; and
  • in August for the summer season

Advertisements are taken out in the local paper in the Council for Community page, and on the City of Busselton website.  For further information please contact Tanya Downie on 08 9781 0318 or email tanya.downie@busselton.wa.gov.au

Geographe Smart Clubs

Are you a non-profit organisation providing Sport and Recreation opportunities in the City of Busselton?

If so, the City of Busselton would like to hear from you.

Services offered include:

  • Club Profiling;
  • Website and Community Directory listing;
  • Grant Assistance;
  • Business Planning;
  • Promotional Strategies;
  • Volunteering Strategies;
  • Risk Management; and
  • Other related services.

If your Club would like to participate in some or any of these opportunities please down load the Geographe Smart Club Profile Form below and return to Jeremy.

Geographe Smart Clubs Profile Form(PDF, 110KB)