'State of transition': New six-storey proposal for Dunsborough city centre

'State of transition': New six-storey proposal for Dunsborough city centre

Another multi-storey development has been proposed which if approved would see three towers in Dunsborough's city centre.

The City of Busselton has received an application to develop the land at 24 Dunn Bay Road into a six-storey complex including 25 apartments, restaurant, café and rooftop facilities.

Approval will need to be given by the state government's Development Assessment Panel because the cost is estimated at more than $10 million.

A five-storey mixed-use development was previously approved for the site in August 2019, which included 18 commercial units over two levels; and 14 one- and two-bedroom units over two residential levels plus one level of car parking. That approval remains valid until August 2023.

A report to the council said while objections concerning the proposed height of the building were raised at the time, the R-AC3 coding of the site allows up to six storeys or 21m in height.

There are several other multi-level complexes currently planned for Dunsborough.

A six-storey apartment complex for the corner of Dunn Bay Road and Cyrillean Way, on which a Puma petrol station was previously proposed, was put out for public comment earlier this month.

In February, a four-storey multi-purpose luxury apartment complex was approved on Geographe Bay Road and Lorna Street, adjacent to Seymour Park. Developer DMG Australia is building the mostly residential complex valued at $12 million over four lots.

Further in September, the council approved another multi-storey development including supermarket, shops, restaurant and five tourism accommodation units for a site at 50-52 Dunn Bay Road.

A report to the council stated that the number of recent approvals demonstrates that the Dunsborough town centre was "in a state of transition where new opportunities are being created..."

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