Mitchell Park Upgrade

Project status 

Open to the public

About the Project

In late 2019, the City undertook community consultation for the upgrade of Mitchell Park in the City Centre. The City has used business and community feedback to develop a design that creates connection with surrounding shops and cafés, emphasises the importance of open green space and improves pedestrian access to the park.  

Design features include:

  • Large open green space
  • Improved pathways and pedestrian access to the park
  • Raised timber viewing decks with seating walls
  • Upgraded landscaping
  • Improved lighting and tree up-lights to illuminate the park for safety
  • Electrical services to support events
  • Custom bench seats
  • Shade structures (coming soon)

The parkland was officially re-opened to the public in October 2021.

Removal of Peppermint Trees

The City engaged an arborist to carry out a Tree Condition Assessment at Mitchell Park in August 2020. A further Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) found that two peppermint trees posed a very high risk of causing harm. The removal of these trees was required due to their poor structural condition.

The trees were removed in December 2020 and some understorey pruning was also undertaken to improve visibility within the park. The remaining peppermint trees will be protected

Construction Stage 2 – Developer Works

A portion of Mitchell Park is owned by the shopping centre developer, Australian Unity Property Limited (AUPL). Works have now commenced for the redevelopment of Busselton Central, which is intended to tie in with Stage 1 City works. Visit the Busselton Central website here

Image - Artist's impression of the Mitchell Park Upgrade

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