December 19, 2018
A custom designed canopy, distinct metal cladding and locally inspired art installations form part of the latest infrastructure at Vasse Village.
The arcade linking Napoleon Promenade with the large carpark being developed behind the mainstreet businesses was unveiled last week and is the final piece of streetscape activation by the Vasse Village Development Partners.
“It was important to us to represent the local area and to tie in with the natural material and design elements that form a part of the Vasse Village architectural guidelines when we considered design options for the arcade canopy”, said Alex Meares, Vasse Estate Project Manager.
“We also wanted to continue to develop the vibrancy and sense of place that is so important to our Vasse community.
“The arcade and continuing walkway link the Village to the Wardandi Track, opening up public space and will encourage people to explore further the local area while the arcade provides a natural hub and meeting point for the community and also public toilet facilities and a bike repair station.
“The glass roof lightboxes within the structure are adorned with the artwork of local resident artist Ian Mutch, and the arcade also features artworks by renowned artists Drew Straker and Jack Bromell.
“The canopy artwork portrays local Marri and Peppi trees using aesthetic earthy hues and organic tones with subtle sketched birds and fauna integrated into the foliage using small sections of knock-out clear glass that allows a trail on the ground below as direct sunlight shines through.
“We received fantastic support from the City of Busselton Council and Staff during the design and approval processes. They availed funding through their Urban Art Policy, we have been able to work together to realise our vision for Vasse Village and create an iconic structure that will still be present in sixty years’ time”.
City of Busselton CEO Mike Archer officially opened the arcade and acknowledged the work completed and progress within Vasse Village.
“I am proud that we can boast the newest main street in Western Australian within our municipality”, said Mr Archer.
“There has been considerable work, planning and consultation involved in the design of the Vasse Village experience and the result is a vibrant village centre with a welcoming feel, populated by carefully chosen artworks, landscaped streets and green public spaces”.
Vasse Village is now home to a diverse number of local and family businesses with exciting new developments to commence early next year and further expand the retail, food and beverage opportunities to the local community.
The array of personal and health service providers includes Vasse Family Medical Centre, Latitude 33.7 Physiotherapy, South West Paediatrics, Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation, Vasse Dental, Vasse Pharmacy, Cinco Hair Boutique, Renew Skin & Beauty and Hair at Vasse.
Specialty stores include Vasse Village News & Lotto, Vasse Jewellers, Hanson Property, Mobile Genie, Magpie Coffee Café, Newtown Chinese, The Village Chippy, McDonalds, Coles Supermarket, Liquorland and Coles Express Service Station.
For media information:
Alison Lennon, Vasse Village Communications