Another milestone has been reached in Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront with the laying of the foundations for a multi-purpose building on the Jetty Road causeway.
Once complete, local boat pen users will be able to make use of the building’s modern facilities including toilets, showers and a laundry. The architecturally-designed building will also incorporate public toilets and a dedicated community space for meetings and activities.
The multi-purpose building forms part of phase two of the $12.3 million Jetty Road causeway upgrade being delivered by the Department of Transport.
Earlier this year, essential improvements were carried out to the causeway structure as part of phase one of the project, with rock placed to improve protection during storm events.
Recent activity carried out as part of the final phase has included construction of retaining walls on the eastern side of the site, construction of road pavements, progressively upgrading services and installing new stormwater drainage.
Bunbury MLA Don Punch said he was pleased to see the project really taking shape.
“A huge amount of essential structural work has been done on the causeway but this is work that is difficult to see,” Mr Punch said.
“Now that the multi-purpose building is underway, the community will be able to see just what a great project this is and how it will transform the western end of Koombana Bay for the better.”
The State Government’s Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project is overseen by the Bunbury Development Committee, which is coordinated by the South West Development Commission.
It involves three stages. The first stage, which incorporated the Koombana Foreshore revitalisation and Dolphin Discovery Centre redevelopment, is complete.
Stage two involves the Jetty Road upgrade by Department of Transport and Casuarina Drive enhancements by Development WA.
Stage three is being planned and envisions a mixed use area and marine industry hub at Casuarina Boat Harbour.