Busselton Foreshore Masterplan Revised

Published on 23 December 2015

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Since commencement of the Busselton Foreshore redevelopment in 2011, hundreds of thousands of community members and visitors alike have enjoyed new promenades, playgrounds, barbeques, a new swim jetty, redeveloped Barnard Park playing fields and the recently opened Busselton Skate Park.

Now that a significant portion of the redevelopment has been achieved and to plan for the future and final stages of this transformative project, Council has recently reviewed the Busselton Foreshore Concept Plan (endorsed September 2010, as amended).

To bring the current Busselton Foreshore Masterplan up to date with community aspirations and in keeping with the original intent of the recommendations of the Busselton Foreshore Working Group, Council has resolved to make the following modifications:

  • Realignment of Foreshore Parade West, to be constructed around the Busselton Tennis Club. This takes into consideration the needs of the Busselton Tennis Club, enabling the Club to remain in the current location in the short to medium term, which may extend beyond 2021, when the current lease is due to expire.
  • Deferment of Busselton Tennis Club Relocation to the Barnard Park Active Sport Precinct in the short term, to enable the redevelopment of the Central Core Activities Precinct to take precedence: As a result of the road realignment, the Council-funded relocation of the Busselton Tennis Club to a new complex within the Barnard Park Active Sporting Precinct can be deferred. Council can reallocate those funds to bring forward works within the Central Core Activities Precinct to 2016/17, value adding to the substantial private investment occurring within that precinct and ensuring delivery of this key component of the Foreshore redevelopment in a timely manner.
  • Fast track redevelopment of the Central Core Activities Precinct:  As the entrance point and Busselton Foreshore ‘hub’, the Central Core Activities Precinct will have a family focus, activated all year round. Other elements include barbeque areas and public amenity, feature lighting, amphitheatre, shade and new promenade works which will make it easier to access the beach. The revitalised area will be ideal for hosting regional events, community festivals, live music and celebrations including Australia Day.
  • Reduced commercialisation of the Foreshore:  the proposed hotel/short stay accommodation development sites will be reduced from five sites to three, with a fourth site of 600m2 potentially available to develop as small tourism retail businesses. Additionally, the family restaurant / micro-brewery site has been reduced by 261m2 to a total development area of 1,505m2 building plus 334m2 alfresco.
  • Provision for more car parking: As a result of reducing the hotel/short stay accommodation sites, the modified Masterplan provides for significantly more car parking, with approximately 100 more bays to be provided to service the Foreshore, Cultural Precinct and CBD area.

Further details regarding these modifications, including a copy of the revised Busselton Foreshore Masterplan and concept plan for the Central Core Activities Precinct can be downloaded by clicking on the attached document.

Feedback relating to these modifications is welcome and can be directed to Tracey King, Strategic Projects Officer. E: tracey.king@busselton.wa.gov.au P:  08 97810 301 or Post: Locked Bag 1, Busselton WA 6280