The largest and final stage of Busselton Shopping Centre’s multimillion-dollar redevelopment has begun, making way for a one-stop shop for residents’ shopping needs. The $30 million stage three works will see the east side of the centre undergo a major transformation into an indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment precinct, including a cinema, tavern, brewery and specialty stores. Led by Australian Unity, the centre’s owner, the redevelopment is part of a plan to create a “one-stop shop” for Capes residents. Senior asset manager Anna Flavell said the centre was the missing piece in Busselton, bringing the region’s best qualities together in one centre. “The new Busselton Central will soon offer a new entertainment and leisure precinct that 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,” she said. “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.” In additional to the addition 600sqm of shops, restaurants and cafes, the state-of-the-art complex will feature a five-screen Reading Cinema. Stages one and two of the $45m project were completed earlier this year, introducing a new Coles supermarket and six specialty stores. The redevelopment is scheduled to be completed and open for trading by Christmas 2022.