Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront
New life is being breathed into Bunbury’s waterfront. And it’s all thanks to the State Government’s Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project.
Since the initial concept for the project was unveiled in 2015, the vision for Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront has been making the leap from blueprint to reality.
Locals and visitors alike are enjoying the enhanced Koombana Foreshore and redeveloped Dolphin Discovery Centre – both of which have been delivered through stage one of the project.
We are leading the multi-agency project team responsible for delivering the three-stage initiative, which has greatly enhanced areas stretching from Koombana Bay to Casuarina Boat Harbour.
With stage one plus the Jetty Road Causeway upgrade component now complete, efforts are now focused on components of the remaining stages, including the Casuarina Drive Redevelopment.
Stimulating the economy through boosting the tourism and marine industry sectors are important outcomes of this project. Throughout the timeline of the project, there has also been an emphasis on maximising job opportunities and tenders for locals.
The local community is reaping the rewards of Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront in a variety of ways. Benefits include improved public amenity, better facilities, upgraded spaces to spent time in, and the creation of jobs during construction and operation.
STAGE 1 - COMPLETE
1. Koombana Foreshore Revitalisation
2. Dolphin Discovery Centre Redevelopment
STAGE 2 - UNDER TRANSFORMATION
1. Jetty Road Causeway Upgrade (complete)
2. Casuarina Drive Redevelopment (underway)
STAGE 3 - PHASE 1 - PLANNING IN PROGRESS
1. Construction of new breakwaters, delivery of key
marine infrastructure and marine servicing facilities,
as well as upgrading existing marine facilities
DID YOU KNOW?
The redeveloped Koombana Foreshore was named 2018 Park of the Year in the Parks and Leisure WA Awards of Excellence.
In focus – Dolphin Discovery Centre, marking one year in operation since reopening in February 2019.
Expressions of Interest
Stage Two – Casuarina Drive/Casuarina Boat Harbour Phase 2 & 3 – Civil, Landscaping + Site Redevelopment
South West businesses are invited to register their interest to take part in the next phases of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project.
A register of South West businesses will be provided to prospective contractors to fast track the engagement of local supply and subcontract roles.
The foreshore work will feature comprehensive landscaping and site works within Casuarina Boat Harbour and along Casuarina Drive including:
> Upgraded playground facilities and new shade sails
> BBQ and picnic shelters
> Beach showers and grassed areas
> Improved lighting
> Terraced steps and amphitheatre seating
> Upgraded beach promenade pathways for pedestrians and cyclists
> Improved beach access paths to connect restaurants and businesses
> Serviced pad to support local markets and pop up food stalls
> New ablution facilities to service market space and beaches
> Improved coastal protection/ retaining
> Additional parking
> Installation of service corridor, realignment and upgrade of services
> Extension, realignment and upgrade of Casuarina Drive