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


Sustainability priorities for the City

Sustainability and climate change action is a key priority for the City of Bunbury and our community.

In fact, the latest 2021 MARKYT Community Scorecard survey revealed ‘sustainability and climate change’ as the fourth highest community priority.

We want to find out what is important to our community when it comes to improving sustainability and responding to climate change.

This will help inform the priorities within a future Strategy aiming to improve the environmental sustainability and resilience of City operations and our community, in line with the City's Strategic Community Plan.​

​Click the link here to take the Sustainability Priorities Survey.

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.

We have recently completed five weeks of public engagement via in person and online surveys, an interactive mapping tool and community workshops held at each of the participating Local Governments.

Stay tuned for further engagement as we continue this important process.

You can continue to stay engaged with the project and view previous comments from the community by visiting the interactive map here. 

For more information, please contact Joanne Ludbrook, Coastal Adaptation Coordinator, Peron Naturaliste Partnership at PeronNaturalistePartnership@mandurah.wa.gov.au​

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 records@bunbury.wa.gov.au; 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​​​​​​