Construction commences on $18 million Dunsborough project

Breanna RedheadThe West Australian
Proposed development for Dunsborough CBD.
Camera IconProposed development for Dunsborough CBD. Credit: Supplied

Dunsborough’s iconic tourist strip is set to get an injection of flavour as the sod is turned on a multi-million dollar microbrewery project.

City of Busselton mayor joined the developers last Friday to turn the sod on the radically new venture at the top end of Dunsborough’s Dunn Bay Road.

The $18 million project will feature a micro-brewery, coffee roastery, kitchen and relaxed dining area to benefit both the local market and the tourism scene.

City of Busselton mayor Grant Henley said he was pleased to finally see the project commence.

“We look forward to seeing this exciting addition to Dunsborough’s towncentre come to fruition,” he said.

The new project aims to provide a unique opportunity to improve the pedestrian experience in the coastal tourism town while creating new food-and-beverage offerings and accommodation by bringing 18 cabins to sit nestled within the site.

Site owners Peter and George Atzemis said they were determined to bring the South-West experience to the heart of the town and trusted the Perkins Builders team to bring their vision to life.

“Our family has had a long association with Dunsborough and we were intent on creating a destination that embraces the local culture and allows visitors and locals alike to experience and ‘escape’ while still in walking distance of the town centre and amenity,” he said.

“We appreciate how special the site is, acting as an entrance statement to the town centre, and as such understood the importance of a character conducive to the native, South-West feel.

“Many aspects of 61 Dunn Bay Road exist individually throughout the region — microbrewery, coffee roastery and boutique accommodation — but are not accessible without transportation between venues.

“We have looked to overcome this by instead offering all of these attractive components in a central, town-centre location.”

With the sod officially turned the project is set to open to the public by summer 2022.

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