NEW ENTERTAINMENT, RETAIL & DINING PRECINCT
Works have now commenced on the largest and final stage of Busselton Central's $45 million redevelopment, which will add a range of entertainment and hospitality facilities to the centre.
The $30 million stage three works will comprise of an additional 6,000 square metres of gross lettable area and include ~4,000 square metres of food and dining and two specialty retailers. The works will see the east side of the shopping centre undergo a major transformation into an indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment precinct that will include a five-screen Reading Cinemas.
The new five-screen Reading Cinema will be located on level one. The state-of-the-art complex will feature a TITAN LUXE auditorium with Dolby Atmos, bespoke dine-in menu options and powered full recliner seating in all auditoriums.
The refurbished ground floor will include a local tavern and boutique brewery, as well as more than ten food and dining and retail stores.
Upon completion, the new Busselton Central will provide the local Busselton community with a one-stop modern dining and entertainment experience and will significantly enhance the function of Mitchell Park, both as a community focal point but also as a visitor destination and an ‘after five’ precinct.
The design takes inspiration from the essence of Busselton, where simple organic forms and a clean, coastal inspired colour scheme will enhance the relaxed, family friendly spaces that will sit alongside the park. The design offers shady pergolas, soft landscape and playable spaces that will enable a direct and seamless connection to the park and to Queen Street and Kent Street.
Stages one and two of the $45 million redevelopment were completed in early 2020 and included a new Coles supermarket, new mall and six new specialty retailers. The new precinct is expected to be open for trade by Christmas 2022.