Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    World-class beachfront revamp for Busselton

    30/05/2016 12:00 PM
     
    • New opportunities for beachfront accommodation in Busselton to boost tourism
    • Part of Busselton foreshore redevelopment, supported by Royalties for Regions 

    Busselton is transforming into a world-class holiday destination, with major works set to continue on its iconic foreshore. 

     

    Premier Colin Barnett and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced a $10.5 million redevelopment of Busselton foreshore to deliver quality beachfront accommodation and tourism experiences.

     

    Mr Barnett said the significant project would create a seamless landscape on the foreshore and provided a catalyst for long-term social, economic and cultural benefits.

     

    "The South-West is Western Australia's most visited regional area and the redeveloped Busselton foreshore will create an attractive investment proposition for private hotel developers and generate a substantial economic stimulus for West Australians," he said.

     

    "Visitation to the region will also be supported with the $59.7 million Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport expansion project that will improve accessibility for interstate visitors.

     

    "Busselton is also becoming a hugely popular cruise ship destination.  By the end of 2015-16, the city will have welcomed seven cruise ship visits with more than 12,000 passengers plus crew.  Nine cruise ship visits to Busselton are already confirmed for the future."

     

    The $10.5 million redevelopment will include the development of three sites for tourism accommodation, the foreshore parade and extra parking spaces to accommodate the increase in visitors to the area.  The large-scale venture complements other priority projects such as the refurbishment of the Busselton Jetty.

     

    Mr Redman said the Royalties for Regions investment would create a focal point for tourists and locals, and strengthened the social and economic fabric of the entire South-West region. 

     

    "Improvements to the foreshore's infrastructure and amenity will increase opportunities to host and attract new events to the region.  This is an exciting time for the South-West and will create a positive impact on the regional economy and encourage population growth through the commercial, retail, hospitality, tourism and related industries," he said.

     

    The $10.5 million project was given $4.5 million from the State Government's Royalties for Regions Growing Our South initiative and $6 million from the City of Busselton.

     

    Fact File

    • The redevelopment will be managed and implemented by the City of Busselton
    • Royalties for Regions, through the Growing Our South initiative, will invest $600 million to revitalise the South-West, Peel, Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions 

    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700

     

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