Planning for the Future of the Dunsborough Town Centre

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Update 29/11/18

During 2018, the City undertook a community consultation program to identify a preferred vision for the future of the Dunsborough Town Centre. The City’s aim is to understand the issues and aspirations that reflect the general consensus of the community.

The City’s Your Say discussion forum was viewed by over 1,400 registered participants, and pop-up workshop attended by over 130 people. The results of this consultation program are available in the documents library (see right).

A diverse range of surveys, discussion posts and other tools were used in order to provide a range of ways that people could express their views. Each of these had a different number of responses, collectively meeting the City’s desire to gain a qualitative understanding of the themes that were important. These results should not be considered individually as a valid test of the specific ideas contained therein, and responses reflect the opinions of participants rather than the City.

City officers will be reviewing all of the comments and submissions in detail as part of preparing an Activity Centre Plan, which will propose a vision for the future and provide direction for building design, streetscape improvements and commercial growth.


Planning for the Future of the Dunsborough Town Centre

The City of Busselton will soon be starting a new phase of planning for the Dunsborough Town Centre.

We are doing this because:

1. You asked us to.

The results of the City’s Community Survey 2017 told us that the Dunsborough Town Centre was seen as a priority for improvement.

2. The landscape has changed.

Since adopting the Dunsborough Town Centre Conceptual Plan in January 2014, a range of the improvements identified in this Plan have been implemented. This changing landscape is shown by ongoing streetscape works, the completion of rezoning to support mixed use development, and the outcomes of several recently proposed developments.

3. It’s time.

It always is. Creating a great place is a continuous process of re-invention.

Within this new phase, which we’ve called RE: DUNSBOROUGH, we are aiming to work across a range of different areas to achieve a vibrant and successful town centre that reflects the community’s vision for the future. This will include initiatives within the following areas:

Re-vision - Develop a collective vision for the future

Re-design - Review our town planning directions

Re-connect - Continue to improve our streetscapes and movement networks

Re-sprout - Support business development and growth

Re-create - Support public arts and events


Thank you to everyone who posted comments for this Your Say discussion. Posts can no longer be made, but are available to review under the Re-vision and Re-design tabs below.

The next step in this project is detailed public consultation to support the preparation of a draft Activity Centre Plan. This will aim to gain further insight into the community’s views on:

  • A vision for the future of the Dunsborough Town Centre
  • At a conceptual/ strategic level, road network and streetscape design
  • At a specific level, building design guidance and controls

The City invites anyone with an interest in the Dunsborough Town Centre to attend a ‘pop-up’ consultation office at the rear of #237 Naturaliste Terrace (accessed from Hannay Lane) to gain further information and provide feedback on the issues that are important to them.

The pop-up office will be open during the following times:

Wednesday 7th November - 8:00am to 6:00pm

Thursday 8th November - 8:00am to 8:00pm

Friday 9th November - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday 10th November - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday 11th November - 1:00pm to 6:00pm


For further information please contact William Hosken, Strategic Planner on william.hosken@busselton.wa.gov.au or 9781 0444.



Update 29/11/18

During 2018, the City undertook a community consultation program to identify a preferred vision for the future of the Dunsborough Town Centre. The City’s aim is to understand the issues and aspirations that reflect the general consensus of the community.

The City’s Your Say discussion forum was viewed by over 1,400 registered participants, and pop-up workshop attended by over 130 people. The results of this consultation program are available in the documents library (see right).

A diverse range of surveys, discussion posts and other tools were used in order to provide a range of ways that people could express their views. Each of these had a different number of responses, collectively meeting the City’s desire to gain a qualitative understanding of the themes that were important. These results should not be considered individually as a valid test of the specific ideas contained therein, and responses reflect the opinions of participants rather than the City.

City officers will be reviewing all of the comments and submissions in detail as part of preparing an Activity Centre Plan, which will propose a vision for the future and provide direction for building design, streetscape improvements and commercial growth.


Planning for the Future of the Dunsborough Town Centre

The City of Busselton will soon be starting a new phase of planning for the Dunsborough Town Centre.

We are doing this because:

1. You asked us to.

The results of the City’s Community Survey 2017 told us that the Dunsborough Town Centre was seen as a priority for improvement.

2. The landscape has changed.

Since adopting the Dunsborough Town Centre Conceptual Plan in January 2014, a range of the improvements identified in this Plan have been implemented. This changing landscape is shown by ongoing streetscape works, the completion of rezoning to support mixed use development, and the outcomes of several recently proposed developments.

3. It’s time.

It always is. Creating a great place is a continuous process of re-invention.

Within this new phase, which we’ve called RE: DUNSBOROUGH, we are aiming to work across a range of different areas to achieve a vibrant and successful town centre that reflects the community’s vision for the future. This will include initiatives within the following areas:

Re-vision - Develop a collective vision for the future

Re-design - Review our town planning directions

Re-connect - Continue to improve our streetscapes and movement networks

Re-sprout - Support business development and growth

Re-create - Support public arts and events


Thank you to everyone who posted comments for this Your Say discussion. Posts can no longer be made, but are available to review under the Re-vision and Re-design tabs below.

The next step in this project is detailed public consultation to support the preparation of a draft Activity Centre Plan. This will aim to gain further insight into the community’s views on:

  • A vision for the future of the Dunsborough Town Centre
  • At a conceptual/ strategic level, road network and streetscape design
  • At a specific level, building design guidance and controls

The City invites anyone with an interest in the Dunsborough Town Centre to attend a ‘pop-up’ consultation office at the rear of #237 Naturaliste Terrace (accessed from Hannay Lane) to gain further information and provide feedback on the issues that are important to them.

The pop-up office will be open during the following times:

Wednesday 7th November - 8:00am to 6:00pm

Thursday 8th November - 8:00am to 8:00pm

Friday 9th November - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday 10th November - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday 11th November - 1:00pm to 6:00pm


For further information please contact William Hosken, Strategic Planner on william.hosken@busselton.wa.gov.au or 9781 0444.



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Dunsborough Town Centre - Elements of Place

over 2 years

RE-DESIGN - Review our town planning directions

If you’d rather show us what you think or have a comment you’d like to make specific to a place, please take a pin and post it onto the map below.

We’re hoping to find out:

What do you want the Dunsborough Town Centre to look like in 10 years from now? We require answers which particularly focus on:

  • The design & style of the buildings 
  • The appearance of the streetscape (eg, between the road and buildings)
  • The creation of distinct areas or precincts within the town centre, for example an arts/cultural precinct, food precinct or other themed precinct. 
You can add three types of pins, with comments:
  • Keep
  • Add
  • Change

You are welcome to post comments about examples of what you like, ideas that you have and improvements you want to see.  Please watch the videos to the right hand side to gain a better understanding of the project. 

Your comments will contribute towards generating the overall vision and direction for the Dunsborough Town Centre. Please remember that any specific ideas or requests will be considered in this context.

If you have a request relating to maintenance action, please email city@busselton.wa.gov.au.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded