Mitchell Park Re-Opening

Published on Tuesday, 5 October 2021 at 11:44:00 AM

The City of Busselton has completed construction of the $1.1m revitalisation at Mitchell Park public open space marking a major milestone for the transformational development in Busselton’s city centre that commenced in June this year.

Located on Queen Street Busselton, community members are invited to attend this Saturday’s celebrations (9 October 2021) between 1-4pm for the official re-launch to enjoy the features which includes new grassed space, landscaping, seating wall, raised decks and improved pathways including new lighting.

Mitchell Park on the north-western corner of Queen and Prince Streets is a leafy refuge which has a rich history.

In late 2019, the City undertook community consultation for the upgrade of Mitchell Park. It was identified by the community through the ‘Place Project’ to make the park a safe, welcoming and versatile space where people want to meet, hold local events and a space that connects people to the shopping precincts.

City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said “The City had used business and community feedback to develop a design that creates connection with surrounding shops and cafes.

“Feedback received emphasised the importance of open green space and improved pedestrian access to the park.

“Mitchell Park will revitalise Busselton’s city centre with outstanding new public and community space. Mayor Henley said.

"The park is the centrepiece of the city centre, a vibrant space that honours the past and reflects our community now and into the future," he said.

The wider public open space is designed to support and encourage community events and family gatherings through the inclusion of seating, lighting and public amenities.

**Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2021 - 2031) Key Themes, Leadership: A Council that connects with the community and is accountable in its decision making.

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