The City of Bunbury is in the initial stages of developing a community water playground as part of the Leschenault Inlet Master Plan (LIMP). In 2015, Josh Byrne & Associates were engaged to develop a Bunbury Water Playground Concept Plan.
Under the Old Jetty
At the Council meeting on Tuesday 12 May 2015, Bunbury City Council was presented with concept plans for the proposed Water Playground, and on 29 September 2015 Council authorised CEO Andrew Brien to enter into a contract with Josh Byrne and Associates for its detailed design (Council Decision 346/15).
The concept is the theme 'Under the Old Jetty', an imaginative playground concept that build on the historical and ecological values of Bunbury. It provides opportunities to all ages and abilities to use the space in a safe, fun, exciting environment. Unique features include a bold, sculptural replica of the 'old Bunbury jetty' constructed with salvages materials, custom manta-ray shade structures, toddler tidal pool, shipwreck water curtain and various bespoke marine inspired water elements.
Click here to download the concept plans.
Click here to download the consultant's landscape concept report.
The area earmarked for the playground is at Lot 4 Koombana Drive. Click here to download a location map. Recently the City installed shaded seating and footpaths at the site. The site has been levelled and a small amount of vegetation has also been removed to make way for the future facilities.
Funding is currently being sourced, and it is estimated that once funding is secured a further 12 months will be required for construction.
During October 2014 the City undertook consultation to ascertain which equipment and supporting infrastructure the community would like to see at the water playground. To view the survey results click here.
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