Dunsborough Townscape Upgrade – STAGE 6

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Update 25 October 2019

Consultation with local businesses and residents regarding the next stage of the Dunsborough Town Centre development (Stage 6) didn’t reveal a clear community preference for any one of the three options presented. Given this fact and the need to ensure future works tie in with ongoing Activity Centre Planning for the Dunsborough CBD, Council has decided to put these works on hold to undertake further consultation.

Acting on feedback provided, future consultation will take a more holistic approach to the proposed works. The three options will be reviewed in the context of how they complement upgrades already undertaken and future improvement plans across a much broader footprint. The revised options will then be re-tested with the community.

Thanks to everyone who provide feedback, its been very useful. We’re keen to keep the momentum going but cognisant of the views of the community and committed to getting the right mix between public open space and car-parking availability.

NATURALISTE TERRACE CBD WORKS

Dunsborough Town Centre has undergone a significant transformation over the past few years. Stage 1 – 5 of has seen the revitalisation of Lions Park, the realignment of Seymour Boulevard to improve vehicle and pedestrian access, increased car parking and the significant greening of the central area. Lighting, footpath, street furniture and landscaping upgrades have improved the amenity of the area returning open space to the community.

This next stage of the upgrade focuses on Naturaliste Terrace, between the roundabout on Dunn Bay Road/Naturaliste Terrace and Cyrillean Way. This is a high profile area which is yet to benefit from upgrade. There is also an imperative to install compliant accessible parking bays and establish a raised pedestrian road refuge to aid in crossing.

Three options for the proposed works have been developed and these options are currently out for community consultation. Essentially the options provide a balance between optimising open public space and maintaining the maximum number of car parking bays in this area. When considering the options it’s important to bear in mind that through the various stages of townscape upgrades undertaken, there has been a net increase in car parking supply of approximately 80 bays.

Let’s look at these options!

Option A – Open and green but less parking!

  • Maximum opportunities for future alfresco dining
  • Improved pedestrian crossing and footpath upgrades
  • Incorporates feature gardens and public seating options
  • Incorporates a large green median strip which will slow traffic and reduce traffic noise
  • Good pedestrian access from car parking to the retail area on Naturaliste Terrace
  • A reduction of 19 car parks

Option B – Somewhat Green!

  • Reduced landscaping options and less future shade
  • Reduced options for future alfresco dining and public outdoor seating
  • Improved pedestrian crossing and footpath upgrades
  • Foot path upgrades
  • Improved pedestrian access from car parking to retail area on Naturaliste Terrace
  • A reduction of 8 car parks

Option C –Limited greenery but more parking!

  • Significantly less landscaping and little option for future shade
  • Limited, if any, option for additional future alfresco dining and public outdoor seating
  • No additional pedestrian access from car parking to retail area on Naturaliste Terrace
  • Improved pedestrian crossing and footpath upgrades
  • A gain of 7 car bays

To view these plans in greater detail, please click on the document library.

PARKING QUANTITIES FOR PROPOSED STAGE 6 - DESIGN OPTIONS

The City will collate the submissions for the Stage 6 works options to determine the final design. The final design may be a combination of all the options based on the overall submission outcomes.

The City’s Engineering Works and Services Team advise that the Stage 6 works are to be constructed outside peak school and holiday periods.

Submit your feedback by 11 October 2019.


Update 25 October 2019

Consultation with local businesses and residents regarding the next stage of the Dunsborough Town Centre development (Stage 6) didn’t reveal a clear community preference for any one of the three options presented. Given this fact and the need to ensure future works tie in with ongoing Activity Centre Planning for the Dunsborough CBD, Council has decided to put these works on hold to undertake further consultation.

Acting on feedback provided, future consultation will take a more holistic approach to the proposed works. The three options will be reviewed in the context of how they complement upgrades already undertaken and future improvement plans across a much broader footprint. The revised options will then be re-tested with the community.

Thanks to everyone who provide feedback, its been very useful. We’re keen to keep the momentum going but cognisant of the views of the community and committed to getting the right mix between public open space and car-parking availability.

NATURALISTE TERRACE CBD WORKS

Dunsborough Town Centre has undergone a significant transformation over the past few years. Stage 1 – 5 of has seen the revitalisation of Lions Park, the realignment of Seymour Boulevard to improve vehicle and pedestrian access, increased car parking and the significant greening of the central area. Lighting, footpath, street furniture and landscaping upgrades have improved the amenity of the area returning open space to the community.

This next stage of the upgrade focuses on Naturaliste Terrace, between the roundabout on Dunn Bay Road/Naturaliste Terrace and Cyrillean Way. This is a high profile area which is yet to benefit from upgrade. There is also an imperative to install compliant accessible parking bays and establish a raised pedestrian road refuge to aid in crossing.

Three options for the proposed works have been developed and these options are currently out for community consultation. Essentially the options provide a balance between optimising open public space and maintaining the maximum number of car parking bays in this area. When considering the options it’s important to bear in mind that through the various stages of townscape upgrades undertaken, there has been a net increase in car parking supply of approximately 80 bays.

Let’s look at these options!

Option A – Open and green but less parking!

  • Maximum opportunities for future alfresco dining
  • Improved pedestrian crossing and footpath upgrades
  • Incorporates feature gardens and public seating options
  • Incorporates a large green median strip which will slow traffic and reduce traffic noise
  • Good pedestrian access from car parking to the retail area on Naturaliste Terrace
  • A reduction of 19 car parks

Option B – Somewhat Green!

  • Reduced landscaping options and less future shade
  • Reduced options for future alfresco dining and public outdoor seating
  • Improved pedestrian crossing and footpath upgrades
  • Foot path upgrades
  • Improved pedestrian access from car parking to retail area on Naturaliste Terrace
  • A reduction of 8 car parks

Option C –Limited greenery but more parking!

  • Significantly less landscaping and little option for future shade
  • Limited, if any, option for additional future alfresco dining and public outdoor seating
  • No additional pedestrian access from car parking to retail area on Naturaliste Terrace
  • Improved pedestrian crossing and footpath upgrades
  • A gain of 7 car bays

To view these plans in greater detail, please click on the document library.

PARKING QUANTITIES FOR PROPOSED STAGE 6 - DESIGN OPTIONS

The City will collate the submissions for the Stage 6 works options to determine the final design. The final design may be a combination of all the options based on the overall submission outcomes.

The City’s Engineering Works and Services Team advise that the Stage 6 works are to be constructed outside peak school and holiday periods.

Submit your feedback by 11 October 2019.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City of Busselton invites comments from the community on the current concept plans on Stage 6 of the Dunsborough Townscape Upgrade.

    Please be aware that your submission may be used to form part of a Council report, making it a public document.

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