Activating Hannay Lane - 26 May 2017

Published on 29 May 2017

The City of Busselton has been providing support to community-led design initiatives being undertaken by the Hannay Lane Enhancement Group (a subcommittee of the Dunsborough District Progress Association) aimed at activating Hannay Lane in the Dunsborough town centre.
The Hannay Lane Enhancement Group (HLEG)  has been working with UWA students, local designers and other contributors to develop plans and concepts in order to achieve consensus on the future vision for this space. Among the range of design ideas received, the contributions from Terry Hodges, Mark Slater Architecture/ Maxmade Playgrounds and Cara Sealey (UWA) were most popularly received by the broader community. These conceptual images, which will be made available for viewing on the DDPA website, will provide for further discussion and detailed design.
The HLEG’s successful Hannay Lane Street Party in 2016 demonstrated the lane’s potential as a vibrant community space. Due to the success of the inaugural event, the Hannay Lane Street Party will be held again this year on 10 November.

HLEG representative Mandy Edwards said: “The Hannay Lane Enhancement Group was overwhelmed by the support we received from the Dunsborough community and businesses, and the turnout on the night far exceeded our expectations. The Hannay Lane Street Party was a great demonstration of how colourful we would like this once overlooked space to become. We’re looking forward to staging the street party again and keeping community interest and enthusiasm for this space alive.”

Acting Director of Planning & Development Services Tanya Gillett said: “Working with the Hannay Lane Enhancement Group has provided a great opportunity for the City to engage with the community through the design process.  We’ve been able to explore a host of thought-provoking ideas raised by community and business members from which common elements can now be drawn.”

More broadly, the City will progress with the fourth stage of Dunsborough CBD streetscape improvement works in late 2017. This next stage of the project will significantly improve pedestrian accessibility and aesthetics at the central Dunn Bay Road roundabout.

Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with Key Goal Area 2 in the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan: Creating vibrant, attractive and affordable places and spaces.

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