HIgh-end Development on Busselton Foreshore

Published on 26 July 2019

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Plans for the new 4.5 star luxury hotel development on the Busselton Foreshore were unveiled today at a site meeting between the developer the operator, the lead architect and the City of Busselton.

 John Zendler from Pacifica Development, together with Robert Scullin the Vice President of Hilton Developments gave a presentation outlining the vision for the hotel development while lead Architect Nick Preston from Collard Preston provided information on the hotel’s design and key features.

An MOU between the City of Busselton and Pacifica Hotel Holdings Pty Ltd was then signed outlining the intended legal structure and development terms of the hotel project and the parties’ roles and expectations in relation to the development.

The development will take place on one of two commercial development sites earmarked for a high-end hotel on the Busselton Foreshore.  The new 110 - 120 room hotel which is part of the flagship Hilton Hotel and Resort brand will be built at Lot 600 Foreshore Parade on Crown Reserve which is in the process of being subleased to Pacifica Developments by the City of Busselton. 

The hotel will provide a range of amenities and services including short stay accommodation; meeting and boardroom facilities, restaurant and dining options, a roof top function centre and parking. The hotel will offer sweeping views of Busselton Jetty and Geographe Bay, the wetlands, Whicher Scarp and Yallingup Hills.

 City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said that today’s signing of the MOU paved the way for the proposed development, which has always been a key feature of the Busselton Foreshore Masterplan, to become a firm reality.

 “The absence of a high-end accommodation option in central Busselton has long been recognised. This development will bring additional vibrancy to the foreshore and town centre.  Given the synergies with this project and the airport re-development we’re expecting to see an influx of visitors from the Eastern States and, in the future, some near Asian destinations.

 Together these projects will return significant economic returns to the City of Busselton and the broader South West region.  This project will create new jobs both during the construction phase and as an ongoing concern. It is a fabulous outcome for the City of Busselton and I extend my thanks to all those people including City officers and officers from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage who have enabled the process thus far.”

 John Zendler from Pacifica Development said that designs for the new hotel were very impressive.

 “I think people are going to be very pleased with the development which will be high-end but in-keeping with the natural and built environment. The hotel will be designed and built in a way that complements all that has already been achieved along this iconic section of the Busselton Foreshore.”

 Once commenced the development is expected to take 12- 18 months to complete.

 Images attached for general display.

 Key Goal Area 4 in the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2017): An economy that is diverse, robust, and prosperous.

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Media enquiries can be directed to Meredith.dixon@busselton.wa.gov.au