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Public thanked for input into waterfront vision

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Local residents have shown they care passionately about the future of Bunbury, with many taking the time to have their say about a vision for breathing new life into the city's waterfront.

About 170 responses were received from people during a recent public comment period, and South West Development Commission chief executive officer Don Punch thanked everyone who took the time to provide feedback.

"The committee tasked with coordinating planning of the project will now be taking a close look at the comments received and considering these when finalising the vision for transforming Bunbury's waterfront," he said.

"The project will then be referred to the State Government for funding consideration."

Under the proposal unveiled to the public at an information night attended by more than 200 people at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre in October, the city's waterfront would be revamped in stages.

The first phase would see the revitalisation of the Koombana Bay foreshore and redevelopment of the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

This would be followed by the enhancement of public open space along Casuarina Drive, and upgrades to Jetty Road.

Also envisioned is the transformation of Casuarina Boat Harbour through the creation of a marina and marine industry facilities.

The project is expected to improve the city's shorelines for community use, as well as boost the local tourism and marine facilities.

Other benefits are expected to include better connectivity between the waterfront and central business district, and opportunities for encouraging new investment in the city.

Although the public comment period has closed, people can still find out about the vision by visiting www.swdc.wa.gov.au or by contacting SWDC on 9792 2000 or info@swdc.wa.gov.au .

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Media contact
Teneille Watson
Community Relations Officer
M: 0417 961 051

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