Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    A French flavour arrives in Busselton

    30/03/2008 12:00 AM

    Forget about jumping on a plane to France, the ambience of a village lifestyle is now on your door step.


    While officially opening Busselton’s Provence estate today, South-West Minister Mark McGowan said people in Western Australia could enjoy a taste of European living without having to travel more than 14,000km.


    “Provence is based on creative designs from the Provence region in south-east France, which is known for its art, food, wine and most importantly its rich sense of community,” Mr McGowan said.


    “Provence is the first ‘master-planned community’ of its type in the area and a fantastic development for Busselton for its building and lifestyle opportunities.


    “It is expected to provide homes for at least 6,000 people as well as a great sense of community, thanks to the developer’s use of open space and linkages.”


    South-West MLC Adele Farina said the heart of the new development would be a precinct of housing, shops, businesses, restaurants, cafes and lifestyle venues.


    “As the estate moves into full development, it’s expected to employ some 600 carpenters, bricklayers, tilers, roof specialists and other tradespeople, injecting millions of dollars into the local economy,” Ms Farina said.


    “Satterley has shown a commitment to modern technology, implementing the latest waterwise design principals and provision of high speed broadband infrastructure.”


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