Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Transport

    New look Port Geographe unveiled

    18/12/2013 12:00 AM
     
    • The coastline at Port Geographe will be transformed into an inviting recreation space for the local community offering sheltered picnic areas, meeting places and a network of multi-purpose pathways
    • Today’s release of the Port Geographe Landscape Concept provides a final opportunity for community consultation in the $28.15million reconfiguration project
    A universal access boardwalk linking a purpose-built picnic area to a new sheltered swimming lagoon forms the centrepiece of plans to rejuvenate the coastal landscape at Port Geographe following the reconfiguration of coastal structures.
     
    Releasing the Port Geographe Landscape Concept today, Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the State Government wanted to maximise the lifestyle benefits for local residents and the wider Busselton community flowing from the reconfigured coastline.
     
    “Over the past two years there has been careful assessment of the existing landscape and extensive consultation undertaken with the City of Busselton and key community members through the Port Geographe Community Forum to determine a sustainable landscape design concept,” Mr Buswell said.
     
    “Central to the design is the new picnic area above the new swimming lagoon linked by a 60-metre boardwalk. Four secondary meeting places (Western Beach, Eastern Breakwater, Marina Entrance and Eastern Beach) with seating and shelters are linked by a three kilometre network of wide multi-purpose pathways.
     
    “Preservation of the natural environment was a key consideration in the design process with initiatives to assist the rehabilitation of the dunal system by identifying adequate formal beach access points.” 
     
    The landscaping component of the project is scheduled to commence in mid-2014 following a tender process.
     
    The Minister said the overall reconfiguration project had benefited greatly from community consultation and the landscape concept provided a final opportunity for Busselton people to provide input.
     
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