Community Consultation

The City of Bunbury regularly invites the community to have their say on council projects, plans for the future and policy development.

Current Consultations 

Bunbury Racecourses Local Area Plan

The City of Bunbury, in partnership with Landcorp and in association with the South West Development Commission, is currently preparing a Local Area Plan for the Racecourses precinct, which comprises the Bunbury Trotting Club, Bunbury Turf Club, ‘Stables’ residential area and the Council depot.

The purpose of the Racecourses Local Area Plan is to provide a roadmap for the future growth and development of the site in a manner that recognises its unique physical and social qualities.

Effective community engagement is considered to be a critical component of the project and so a series of engagement activities will be undertaken.  These will assist in determining the community’s needs and values and in turn guiding future development and investment decisions in the local area.

Invitation To Attend Community Workshops

The City would like to invite community members to attend a series of workshops to receive project information, identify community needs and values in relation to the study area and to answer questions and address any concerns.  The workshop details are outlined below:

Workshop 1 – Community Visioning Workshop

Thursday 29 June 2017 at the Bunbury Turf Club

6 to 9pm (Please arrive by 5.45pm, for a 6pm start)

Parking available onsite.  Parking and access off Blair Street.

Light supper will be provided,  RSVP Tuesday 27 June 2017.

Workshop 2 – Community Scenarios Workshop

Thursday 20 July 2017 at the Bunbury Trotting Club

6 to 9pm (Please arrive by 5.45pm, for a 6pm start)

Parking available onsite.

Light supper will be provided and RSVP Tuesday 18 July 2017.

Please send your RSVP by the above dates to or call the Project Manager, Mr Ben Deeley, on (08) 9792 7081 to book your place.


Consultation Results

  • Click here to view a summary of the CBD Experience Survey undertaken in April 2017.

  • Click here to view a summary of findings on the Precinct Committee consultation undertaken during February 2015.​

  • Click here to view the report on the Bunbury Water Playground consultation conducted during September and October 2014.

  • Click here​ to view the summary and submissions received regarding Council's performance during its first year in office.

Other ways to have your say

  • Online form: Click here to let us know your ideas for improving the City of Bunbury via the online form.​

  • Household Panel: The Household Panel comprises Bunbury and Greater Bunbury residents who have signed up to take part in regular community consultations. Never miss out on your opportunity to have you say again. Click here​ to learn more and sign up today.

  • In writing: Address your comments to the Chief Executive Officer; PO Box 21; Bunbury WA 6231. Consultations are available for viewing at the City of Bunbury Administration Centre, 4 Stephen Street Bunbury between 8.30am and 5pm.

  • Contact us: Email or call 9792 7000.

Publication of information

In accordance with Council's policy on publication of information, All details received as part of any consultation or submission process, including, but not limited to, name, address and contact information, will be available to the public as part of the Council’s consultation processes.​ Click hereto view the policy.​​​​​​​