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Locals and tourists alike are enjoying the open, family-friendly
atmosphere of the new Busselton foreshore redevelopment.
usselton foreshore is a popular destination
for both the local community and
visiting tourists, with the main drawcard
being the famous Busselton jetty.
The City of Busselton called on Workroom to
undertake the detail design of Stage One of the
foreshore redevelopment, to open up the public
realm and reclaim some of the coastal foreshore.
For a project of this scale, it was necessary to
relocate some of the existing carpark areas in
order to recreate open spaces with wide
promenades, safe play areas, barbecue and picnic
facilities, seating and shelters. Another very
important requirement was to ensure the retention
of the existing Norfolk Island pine trees. Given
that the foreshore is such a popular destination,
it was also important to ensure parking facilities
were not decreased.
Another major concern was time constraints
due to impending international festivals and events,
such as the Ironman competition. The project also
needed to coincide with and complement the new
sea wall construction built for the protection of
new and existing infrastructure.
Key products and materials used included
energy-efficient lighting, such as wind-generated
light fittings and LED lighting, as well as limestone
blocks for walls and seating, exposed aggregate
concrete, recycled Busselton jetty timbers,
stainless steel bike racks, and Aquafil refill
stations for drinking fountains and showers.
Much of the seating was custom designed by
Workroom in addition to the UAP Port bench and
table range, while shelters were custom designed
by local architects D’Agostino & Luff.
The successful completion of this project is due
to many contributors, including HASSELL for the
master plan, City of Busselton’s major project team
for the draft and detailed concepts, contract
administration and construction, and Workroom
for the detailed design and documentation with
assistance from Emerge Associates.
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