Busselton Foreshore Upgrades Shower and Drinking Water Amenities

An Outdoor Shower with Drinking Fountain installed at the City of Busselton Council in Foreshore and in use by three kids

The City of Busselton Council, with the help of Civiq, has introduced a number of outdoor showers and drinking water stations along the picturesque foreshore of Busselton, Western Australia.

With the support of WA State funding, the city council has undertaken a major redevelopment to its iconic waterfront precinct. The esplanade now includes a dedicated sporting and youth zone, skate park facilities, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a restaurant boardwalk.

A view of people walking on the Busselton foreshore

The council wanted to create a central community hub complete with outdoor activities and resources suitable for all age groups, delivering a world-class beach experience for locals and visitors.

As part of the development, Busselton staff partnered with Civiq to install a suite of multi-purpose outdoor shower units designed with heavy-duty stainless steel to endure the salty conditions and warm climate of the coastal town.

A family utilising the FlexiShower Outdoor showers with drinking fountain in Busselton

The 2100mm-high FlexiShower, was a suitable addition to the precinct because of its hybrid functionality, incorporating both shower and bottle refill dispensers.

“We developed a unique outdoor solution for Busselton that integrates shower, timer-tap and hand wash functionalities – as well as inbuilt signage panels”, explains Danny Brookes, Civiq Specifications Manager.

“The product is manufactured using marine-grade electro-polished stainless steel, which helps prevent ‘tea-stain’ blemishes, a form of corrosion which is common in coastal regions” he says.

FlexiShower Outdoor Shower with Drinking Fountain featured at City of Busselton Council Beach

A number of hygienic design features have been incorporated, including a range of drainage options, anti-microbial water dispensers, and separation of shower and drinking fountain basin.

In addition, a number of stand-alone 1500mm Drinking Fountain and Bottle Refill Stations have been introduced to ensure that park-goers are kept hydrating when outdoors.

Aquafil FlexiShower Single-sided with Drinking Fountain Outdoor shower & drinking fountain at the Busselton Foreshore

Sharing a similar design to the FlexiShower, the FlexiFountains feature a wheelchair-accessible drinking fountain basin, two anti-bacterial bottle refill nozzles and integrated signage – making it excellent for busy public spaces.

Busselton council also created customized artwork graphics for the units which are used to communicate instructions to first-time users, whilst promoting sustainability in the community.

Much of the redevelopment has now been completed. The precinct has since received a surge in foot traffic with a record number of visitors last summer.

People enjoying their visit to the City of Busselton Council Waterfront Redevelopment Precint

With a number of sports and aquatic activities for locals and visitors to enjoy, the showers and drinking water stations are a useful addition to the precincts growing list of amenities.

The drinking water stations not only provide public with a dedicated area to boost their water intake, but are also a step forward in reducing waste from single-use plastic bottles in the community.

“Feedback from residents, visitors and tourism providers has been overwhelmingly positive”, says City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley.

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