Construction - Saltwater

Broad Construction commenced work on Saltwater in February 2022

The following works have been completed in the month of October 2022:

  • Finalised dewatering management to fire tank excavation and commenced backfill
  • Completed insitu walls and waterproofed fire tanks
  • Commenced backfill activities to fire tank walls
  • Continued prelay works for hydraulic and electrical services to Level 1 suspended slab
  • Various poured slab on ground floor
  • Continued with further precast panels manufacture
  • Installed next batch of precast panels to Auditorium
  • Installed ground to Level 1 structural steel columns to facilitate Level 1 suspended deck
  • Advanced formwork deck and reinforcement for Level 1 suspended slab
The following works are planned for the month of November 2022:
  • Continue with backfill activities to fire tank walls
  • Continue prelay works for hydraulic and electrical services beyond gridline 9
  • Continue slab pours on ground level
  • Complete installation of precast panels
  • Complete remaining formwork deck and reinforcement for Level 1 suspended slab
  • Pour Level 1 (pour 1) slab
The following schedule outlines current plans for building works:
Activity  Date
Works commence January 2022
Enabling works and civils March 2022
Substructure works - basement, in ground works March 2022
Commence superstructure - above ground works May 2022
Building envelope - exterior of building  February 2023
Internal services and finishes  March 2023
Inspection and certification October 2023
Final testing and commissioning  December 2023
Opening  February 2024

The ArtGeo Gallery is now Broad Construction’s site office. Exhibitions, displays and sales of visual arts will continue in the Courthouse Complex building across the road. The City’s Project Team and Broad Construction are working closely with the Busselton Repertory Club to plan the integration of the Weld Theatre, to minimise any disruption to their performance schedule and programming.

Further information will be provided around any pedestrian, vehicle or parking impacts. However, where possible these impacts will be minimised to enable the Cultural Precinct on Queen Street to function as usual.

The City of Busselton is looking forward to building an inspirational new gallery and one of the best performing arts and events centres in regional Australia in partnership with Broad Construction, local trades and suppliers.


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Construction Progress in Photos 


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