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Waterfront development opportunity aims to breathe new life into industrial sheds

Waterfront development opportunity aims to breathe new life into industrial sheds

Developers have until the end of the month to submit an Expression of Interest in repurposing industrial sheds located on prime waterfront land in Bunbury as part of continued efforts to revitalise the city’s coastline.

The team behind Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront wants to hear from parties interested in leasing all or a portion of the site at Casuarina Boat Harbour, located at the western end of Koombana Bay.

The 16,931m2 parcel of land features three sheds ranging in size from about 1,440 to 3,168 square metres that are currently used by Iluka Resources for the storage of minerals sands. The site will become available following the end of the existing lease.

Potential uses of the site could include retail, hospitality and tourism, marine support services, the fishing industry and related activities, marine support groups, and registered clubs including yachting and sailing clubs.

The redevelopment opportunity forms part of the WA Government’s wider Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront (TBW) Stage 3 project.

Stage 3 will change the face of Bunbury through the construction of a new breakwater at the entrance to Casuarina Boat Harbour, key marine infrastructure and marine servicing facilities, as well as the upgrading of existing marine facilities.

A range of commercial development opportunities will become available within a new regional marine industry hub that will include a state-of-the-art boat lifting and servicing precinct adjacent to a modern boat stacking operation.

The increase in sheltered water provided by the breakwater will also make it possible for Casuarina Boat Harbour to meet the demand for more accessible boat pens through the phased development of up to 400 new floating boat pens.

Harbour manager and deliver agency, the Department of Transport, is working closely with the TBW lead agency the South West Development Commission (SWDC), to deliver the project.

SWDC Director Regional Development – Infrastructure and Lands Ashley Clements said the sheds redevelopment opportunity marked another milestone in the waterfront project.

“An exciting development opportunity has been unlocked that will further transform the Bunbury waterfront,” Mr Clements said.

“This is your opportunity to not only redevelop this site but also contribute to the creation of a revitalised precinct for business, industry and the community.”

The waterfront has been revitalised from the Koombana Foreshore through to Jetty Baths, resulting in enhanced connectivity and increased community activation.

Expressions of Interest for the repurposing of three large industrial sheds within Casuarina Boat Harbour close 2pm on Thursday 30 May 2024.

For further information about the redevelopment opportunity, contact Peter Duffield on 0418 .

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Industrial Sheds Redevelopment Site Fast facts

  • Total leasable site including sheds – approximately 16,931m2
  • Shed 6 – Approximately 1,440m2
  • Shed 7 – Approximately 3,168m2
  • Shed 8 – Approximately 2,772m2


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