Hilton foreshore project moves forward

Concept design of the Hilton hotel in Busselton. Image supplied.
Concept design of the Hilton hotel in Busselton. Image supplied.

City of Busselton councillors voted unanimously in favour of subleasing land on the Busselton Foreshore precinct to make way for a Hilton hotel development.

Councillors supported the officer's recommendation to seek a lease from the state of WA at a cost of $1,000 per year.

If consent is given by the Minister for Planning, Lands and Heritage's the city will enter into arrangement to facilitate the development of a 110-room 4 star Hilton Garden Inn with Pacifica Ausglobal Busselton Pty Ltd.

Once complete the hotel will include luxury short stay accommodation, meeting and board room facilities, a north facing rooftop function room with a viewing deck and food and beverage facilities.

It will be the first four-star hotel within Busselton's city centre, which is expected to cater for business and leisure accommodation.

It is expected the lease and sublease would start on January 1, 2021 and the hotel would be complete by August 2022.