The State Government has continued to unlock Bunbury’s potential as a coastal city, delivering another refreshed foreshore area in time for locals and visitors to enjoy over summer.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Bunbury MLA Don Punch today joined the community to celebrate the improvements made to Jetty Baths Park.
Through the Casuarina Drive Redevelopment, which forms part of the wider Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project, the park has been made-over as a family-friendly destination.
Key features of the new waterfront promenade include improved beach access along with new pathways, landscaped areas and seating as well as picnic and barbecue facilities.
An accessible playground replaces the previous timber play structure, which no longer met standards and was suffering termite damage.
The Jetty Baths Park makeover follows the renewal of other local foreshore areas through the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront initiative, including the expansion and upgrade of the Dolphin Discovery Centre, revitalisation of the Koombana Bay foreshore including new landmark pedestrian bridge, and Jetty Road Causeway upgrade.
Work is already taking place on the next scope of works under the $10.8 million Casuarina Drive Redevelopment, which involves upgrades to roads, drainage, car parking and servicing along Casuarina Drive.
Works to complete the remainder of landscaping on the Casuarina Drive waterfront are expected to commence mid-2022.