Bunbury’s waterfront will continue to transform under the State Government, with the next phase of the $10.8 million Casuarina Drive Redevelopment to go ahead following the appointment of Leeuwin Civil to deliver essential civil and servicing works.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan today announced the Busselton-based civil engineering contractor will begin undertaking Stage 2B – Phase 2 of Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront this month.
A focus will be upgrades to road, drainage, car parking and services along Casuarina Drive. The services upgrades will replace ageing power, water and telecommunications infrastructure, which will be consolidated into a single services corridor.
Servicing work will put in place the enabling infrastructure essential to progress the first scope of Stage 3 works in the Bunbury Outer Harbour, which will further unlock the coastal city’s potential including as a marine industry hub.
Generating local job opportunities continues be a strong theme of the project, with Leeuwin Civil’s Bunbury-based workforce expected to have opportunities to work on the project.
More than 85 per cent of the overall Phase 2 Casuarina Drive Redevelopment contract amount will be spent locally. Sub-contractors engaged will cover electrical, bitumen and asphalt, concreting and paving, surveying, line making, security, and traffic management.
Phase 1 of the Casuarina Drive Redevelopment project is nearing completion. Once complete, the area will be greatly enhanced as a place for families with pedestrian and cycle links, improved beach access, an accessible playground and shaded BBQ areas.