Busselton City Centre Revitalisation Project

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The City of Busselton’s City Centre Revitalisation Project will commence soon and continue over the next 3 to 4 years pending ongoing budget approval.

The project includes replacing the old red brick paving and grey slab footpaths throughout the City Centre with new exposed aggregate concrete pavers and a significant upgrade to Mitchell Park! You can read more about the plans for Mitchell Park here.

Why is the City undertaking these works?

The City of Busselton is committed to providing the community, businesses and visitors with an attractive and welcoming town centre. Road layout and street landscaping along Queen Street

The City of Busselton’s City Centre Revitalisation Project will commence soon and continue over the next 3 to 4 years pending ongoing budget approval.

The project includes replacing the old red brick paving and grey slab footpaths throughout the City Centre with new exposed aggregate concrete pavers and a significant upgrade to Mitchell Park! You can read more about the plans for Mitchell Park here.

Why is the City undertaking these works?

The City of Busselton is committed to providing the community, businesses and visitors with an attractive and welcoming town centre. Road layout and street landscaping along Queen Street has already been improved and the intention now is to replace the tired red brick paving which dominates the town centre. This paving is subject to damage from tree roots, wear and tear and general damage. Its dark red tone does not align to our town's coastal look and feel. This old paving will be replaced with modern exposed aggregate concrete pavers bringing an inviting and fresh new look to our town centre.

The first stage of the project in the 2020/2021 financial year is being funded through the Australian Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. This funding forms part of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 support package for local economies and communities. The City’s contribution, along with just over $962,000 funding from the Federal Government, is key to Council's strategy to stimulate our local economy which has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City intends to procure the various components of the project by engaging local suppliers and contractors to complete the installation of the pavers and ancillary items. This will further support our local economy.

What’s included in the works?

Over a number of stages and years, the town centre footpaths will be replaced and upgraded. This includes the replacement of brick paving along Queen Street from Albert Street to Adelaide Street encompassing Prince, Kent, Duchess and Adelaide Streets. Subject to future funding, these stages of the City Centre revitalization plan will be scheduled over future budget periods. You can view the proposed stages and funding allocation map here.

Planning for Stage1 of the upgrade project is underway with initial works encompassing:

  • eastern and western sides of Queen Street - from Albert Street to Adelaide Street
  • eastern section of Prince Street

Detailed timing of each section will be provided once the City has liaised with town centre property owners and business operators.

The works will involve lifting up the old brick paving and replacing with new pavers made up of Fremantle Stone's 'Quartz' range including Charcoal, Greystone and Ice exposed concrete aggregate colour mix. This will be laid in a herringbone pattern (see photos).

To minimise the impact on businesses the City plans to undertake the majority of works at night (Monday to Friday). Works may be undertaken during the day in areas where there is less impact on local business and customers.

Stage 1 works are expected to commence in September / October 2020. They will be undertaken until December when they will be adjourned for the Christmas school holidays. Subject to feedback, works will recommence at the beginning of February and stop for Easter and the April school holidays. City Officers will be contacting individual businesses to discuss specific requirements. For example, restaurants that are open longer than retail businesses may have quite different requirements during the period of works.

The City will also be laying conduits and fibre optic cables as well as replacing and improving service pits, pipes, damaged kerbs and old street furniture where required.Where possible universal access will be incorporated into the works

There may be a need for some road closures. The City will ensure there is adequate traffic management during these works and business owners will be contacted to discuss these situations.

The City will be contacting property and business owners to ensure that businesses owners are kept informed of the works and when they will be taking place.

Want to know more?

Please refer to FAQs available on the right. If you would like to ask any questions in relation to the engineering works please contact the City of Busselton.

Members of the public and in particular businesses and property owners in the vicinity, can provide feedback on the project and note their specific requirements or any concerns. Please access the online feedback form below.

  • The City will be contacting property and business owners to ensure they are kept informed of the works and when they will be taking place. 

    Businesses can ask questions or provide information relative their own operations during the period of works by completing the form below. 

    Additional information can be uploaded extra if required.

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