City depot now open

Friday, 27 July 2018

City of Bunbury Works and Services staff will begin the move to a new purpose-built depot in Picton early next week.

The new depot replaces the 50-year-old Carey Park facility and combines the entire directorate under the one roof. Waste Services has been operating from a City-owned site in Halifax and some staff have been working from the Administration Building at Stephen Street in the CBD.

A total of 104 City staff will now be based at the Sutherland Way facility.

Construction of the depot began in August 2017 and was carried out by local company Civilcon.

The move will allow for the Carey park site on Nutsyia Avenue to be rezoned for housing, which is currently under way as part of the Racecourses Local Area Plan. The City will also begin the process to dispose of a portion of the waste site on McCombe Road.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said a significant investment of $10 million had been made by the City to provide a state-of-the-art facility to its officers.

“We need to provide the best facilities for our employees to ensure they can carry out their jobs effectively and efficiently,” Mayor Brennan said.

“It will also provide a more customer-friendly experience for community members who may need to visit the site.”

There will be minimal disruption to services as staff begin relocating and the new depot will be open to the public on Wednesday 1 August.

The old depot will shut to the public as of 4pm Friday 27 July and the revised hours for the disposal of e-waste and hazardous waste at the McCombe Road Waste depot will begin on Tuesday 31 July.

Those hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday 10.30am to 2.30pm
  • Thursday 10.30am to 2.30pm
  • Saturday 10.30am to 2.30pm