Bunbury City Council says yes to innovative planning

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 

Beachside dining and an expansion to a popular attraction were approved by Bunbury City Council on Tuesday.

The improvement and beautification of a local sporting club was also agreed upon.

Marlston Waterfront restaurant Vat 2 was given the go ahead to offer beach dining to its customers during the summer months of December, January and February each year.

The alfresco dining will be located in front of the restaurant’s current dining area on the beach between the hours of 6pm and midnight.

An application to approve an increase to a portion of Forrest Park to enable the extension of the South West Model Engineers Association miniature railway was also given the tick of approval.

This would see the park increase in size by 171m2 and two new platforms with shelters added to the precinct. It would also enable more tracks to cater for the growing needs of the association.

The Bunbury Rowing Club will now have the opportunity to make improvements to the road reserve at the rear of the building and utilise the space for storage and rear access to the club.

Deputy Mayor Jaysen Miguel said these approvals would not only benefit the applicants but the wider community as well.

“It is fantastic to see businesses and groups thinking outside the box when it comes to diversifying or improving their business,” Cr Miguel said.

“We wish the three successful applicants all the best in their future endeavours and encourage others to get creative with their thinking, Council always welcomes innovation.”