Council to showcase City’s major projects

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 

The City of Bunbury will be hosting a City of Bunbury Projects Expo to showcase its major projects to the community. 

A separate forum will also be held to inform the community about the proposed Civic and Cultural Precinct. 

Both events are a result of a Special Electors Meeting held on Tuesday 27 August regarding the Civic and Cultural Precinct project. 

On Tuesday 4 September Bunbury City Council voted to support the motion moved at the Special Electors Meeting. 

The motion requested: 

Council undertake public consultation for the purpose of demonstrating the $40 million Cultural Precinct is a viable project and well supported by City of Bunbury ratepayers and residents. 

However the project has not been listed in the City’s long-term financial plan and is one of the unfunded major projects agreed to by Council to be progressed with a business case.  

A business case will allow for significant community consultation and engagement and the project will require additional decision making by the Council to see it progress further. 

Mayor Gary Brennan thanked the electors who turned out for the Special Electors Meeting and welcomed the next step of the planning process – the public forum to be held in November. 

“I recognise that there was a lack of community knowledge regarding the Special Electors Meeting and the format in which it should have followed so City staff have been putting together a procedure for future Special Electors Meeting to avoid any confusion,” Mayor Brennan said. 

“The public forum will give the community an opportunity to ask any questions they have relating to the Civic and Cultural Precinct and they will also be encouraged to share any ideas they may have. 

“Council looks forward to the chance to engage meaningfully with its community.” 

Dates have yet to be finalised for the forum and expo.