City of Busselton re-open Mitchell Park in the CBD

The City of Busselton has celebrated a major milestone in the transformation of its city centre with the re-opening of Mitchell Park on Saturday October 9.

The public open space received a $1.1million revitalisation which began in June this year.

Community members were able to enjoy the new grassed space, landscaping, seating wall, raised decks and improved pathways with new lighting.

The Queen Street park has been known as a leafy refuge with a rich history.

In late 2019, the city undertook community consultation for the upgrade of Mitchell Park.

It was identified by the community through the 'Place Project' to make the park a safe, welcoming and versatile space where people want to meet, hold local events and a space that connects people to the shopping precincts.

City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said as a result of business and community feedback the city was able to create a design which connected the park with the surrounding shops and cafes.

"Feedback received emphasised the importance of open green space and improved pedestrian access to the park," he said.

"Mitchell Park will revitalise Busselton's city centre with outstanding new public and community space.

"The park is the centrepiece of the city centre, a vibrant space that honours the past and reflects our community now and into the future."

The space is designed to support and encourage community events and family gatherings through the inclusion of seating, lighting and public amenities.