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Locals helping to transform causeway as part of Bunbury waterfront project

Locals helping to transform causeway as part of Bunbury waterfront project

A key piece in the Jetty Road causeway upgrade is making the leap from blueprint to reality, with the Department of Transport’s new multipurpose building now visibly taking shape.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan, Bunbury MLA Don Punch and South West Development Commission chief executive officer Mellisa Teede went onsite today to get a first-hand look at the progress being made.

While there, they met with representatives from some of the local businesses working on the project, including Hot Weld which fabricated the steel structure for the multi-purpose building.

Once complete, the building will provide a dedicated community space for meetings and activities, as well as essential facilities for boat users.

Work is progressing on a range of improvements to the $12.65 million Jetty Road causeway upgrade through Stage Two of the State Government’s Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront initiative.

Ms Teede said it was fantastic to see the improvements being made to a key piece of infrastructure.

“Not only is Bunbury’s waterfront being enhanced, but local businesses are also involved – and the quality of their skills and capabilities are shining through,” Ms Teede said.

 A total of five South West subcontractors – four of which are Bunbury-based businesses – have been working on the project.

These include Jetline Kerbing Contractors which is doing the concrete paths and limestone retaining walls, and Hot Weld which fabricated the steel structure for the multipurpose building as well as street furniture.

The upgrade includes reconstruction of Jetty Road, increased parking with 164 bays, the introduction of shared paths and landscaping, the construction of a multi-purpose building incorporating public toilets, the creation of an area for large vehicles to turnaround and improvements to utility services in the area.

The Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project is being delivered by the South West Development Commission in partnership with Department of Transport, DevelopmentWA, the City of Bunbury, and Bunbury Development Committee.