The City of Bunbury is focused on improving the lifestyle of its residents and visitors. Select the projects below to find out more about upcoming and current major projects for the City.
Construction of the Bunbury Youth Precinct continues with contractor Advanteering now on site.
Local business Civilcon Construction have been awarded the subcontract to complete the youth services building.
With construction moving ahead the Blair Street Foreshore Carpark will have reduced parking and visitors to the CBD are encouraged to park at the Cobblestone Carpark during this time.
Footpath detours remain in place as these works progress.
This project has been made possible thanks to a $2.5 million grant from major supporter Lotterywest.
Further support for the project was recently provided through a grant from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Hay Park North Pavilion
The Hay Park North sporting pavilion project continues to grow momentum with the expected completion date for the pavilion being November 2021.
Once completed, this regional facility will provide opportunities for a range of junior and senior sporting clubs including cricket, football, rugby and athletics, but also community groups such as the Bunbury Dog Club.
The project also includes additional car parking and footpaths along with landscaping, providing further benefits for the entire Hay Park sporting precinct.
The southern carpark is expected to be completed by October 2021 and the northern carpark will be completed between December 2021 and February 2022.
The remainder of the carpark landscaping is expected to be completed by June 2022.
These works are thanks to a $4M commitment from the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to improve sporting facilities at Hay Park.
Entry Statements Landscaping
Works to beautify the Eeelup Roundabout have now been completed as part of the City’s entry statement project.
This project will see a total of 155 trees and 29,166 small plants planted along the iconic entry way into Bunbury which includes the roundabout as well as strips along Forrest Highway and Robertson Drive and Bussell Highway.
Local commercial landscaping business LD Total has been contracted to carry out the works.
The benefits of this urban greening include improved air and water quality and a healthy and diverse urban forest.
Once established, the trees along the Forrest Highway median will provide an avenue of spectacular autumn foliage.
Smart Parking Solution
Parking in Bunbury will be more convenient than ever with a new smart parking solution to be rolled out across the City.
Bunbury City Council this week endorsed Smart Parking Limited as the preferred company to implement its new parking system.
On-street parking meters will be removed and replaced with in-ground sensors, meaning visitors to the CBD and surrounding areas will no longer have to display a ticket.
Shopper carpark meters will be modified so tickets will again no longer be needed with visitors instead required to input their licence plate numbers.
Alternatively, visitors can use the parking app PayStay to register parking.
Parking will remain free within the specified hours and time limits across all carparks will remain the same.
The new system will also reduce ongoing costs and maintenance, saving the City more than $1.7 million over the next five years.
It will also result in improved data collection, including providing the community with better information on parking availability in real-time.
New way-finding signage and information displays will also be introduced as part of the rollout.