Community Engagement

Community engagement opportunities

The City of Bunbury’s goal is to support a highly-engaged and involved community which works with us on strategy development and implementation. We aim to actively seek input from our community and stakeholders on key decisions and projects that affect Bunbury.

We do this primarily through our Social Pinpoint online engagement hub, accessible here

Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) 

Our coastline is highly valued and provides us with places and spaces to live, be active and enjoy our balanced lifestyle here in Bunbury.

However, the coast is constantly changing through storm events, predicted sea level rises and changes we make to the coastline.

For this reason, local governments throughout Western Australia are trying to understand the impacts of these coastal processes, particularly where people live.

The City of Bunbury and surrounding local governments through the Peron Naturaliste Partnership (PNP) are working with the relevant departments and agencies to develop a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP).

The CHRMAP will help guide how these changes can be best managed into the future by understanding our coastal, estuarine and riverine features, processes and hazards.

How can the community get involved with the project?

  • Complete a community survey to confirm what you value about our coastline;

  • Register feedback on the interactive mapping tool;

  • Attend a community workshop, in which information will be provided about the project and the community can share thoughts and ideas about future management options

The community workshop will be held on Thursday 2 September at 5:30pm at the City of Bunbury Council Chambers as well as other venues at surrounding shires.

For more information, to provide feedback and/or register for the various workshops, visit:

Social Pinpoint | Capel to Leschenault CHRMAP (​

Bunbury Community Health and Wellness Pl​an

The City of Bunbury is developing a new public health plan which seeks to identify local public health issues and will align with the State’s public health priorities consistent with the requirements of the Public Health Act 2016.  

Aligning with the WA Public Health Plan (State Public Health Plan ) has the benefit of ensuring both state and local governments are working in unison to achieve public health objectives and directing resources to priority public health areas, whilst also enabling the City to plan specifically for our community.

The City will incorporate the public health plan with the existing Community Safety Crime Prevention Plan Action Plan into what will be known as the City of Bunbury Community Health and Wellness Plan

Rather than a focus on  individual medical services such as GPs and hospitals who generally respond to illness and injury when it occurs,  a Community Health and Wellness Plan focuses on prevention within our community prior to these incidents taking place.

Click here for further information and to stay up to date with the progress of the plan.

Bunbury Local Heritage Strategy

Heritage is the stories, objects and places that are important to our local history and identity.

The conservation of our heritage and these valuable landmarks is crucial to preserve the City’s character. 

The City of Bunbury recognises the significant role that heritage plays in the life of the City and is now preparing its Heritage Strategy. 

This strategy will define the actions and the basis for the development of projects, policies and other initiatives that contribute to preserving, enhancing and promoting Bunbury’s local heritage.  

As well as direct engagement with heritage property owners and other stakeholders, the wider community are now invited to have their say by completing an online survey.  

Your input will help guide the management and the conservation of the City’s heritage into the future.​

Have your say here. ​​

General feedback

The City always welcomes general feedback on our organisation, city and community. This can be done in writing, with comments addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 21, Bunbury WA 6231; via email to; or over the phone by calling 9792 7000.

To speak to someone about the City’s community engagement processes, please call 9792 7000 and ask to speak to a member of the Public Relations Team.

​Publication of information

Please note that in accordance with Council’s policy on the publication of information, details received as part of a consultation or submission process; including but not limited to name, address and contact information; may be available to the public. For more information please view the Publication of Information Council Policy here​​