Weekly Snapshot 19 September

Koombana Foreshore revitalisation work continues to surge ahead with some noticeable changes taking place. The roof on the kiosk is now in place and construction of the amphitheatre shade structure has begun, while poles for the playground shade sails have been installed and concrete access ramps to the beach are complete. Other work has included laying irrigation along the beach; kerbing in the car parks is continuing; concrete paths and pram ramps have begun; and off site, bridge rib fabrication is continuing and pre-cast concrete panels for the bridge deck are continuing.

A project to improve traffic flow in a South West Sports Centre car park is now complete. The work in the southern car park was carried out to encourage traffic to go around the car park, rather than through it.

Work is under way to replace the slabbed footpath on Wellington Street between Haley and Carmody streets in the CBD. The work is expected to take about four weeks and traffic management will be in place, with pedestrians being directed to the footpath on the other side of the road.

The City has partnered with Triple M in their I Love Bunbury radio and digital marketing campaign. This will increase the city’s exposure of events and reinforce all the positive things about Bunbury, which also encouraging people to think of all the things they love about our city. It is also a perfect fit with our hashtag #lovebunbury, which has gained a lot of traction on social media platforms.

The City of Bunbury has been supporting a number of library services within the South West in our goal to attain eSmart Accreditation through the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.  All libraries have been working under the direction of Karl Sullivan, our Withers Library Engagement Officer, through a five staged process.  These libraries, including Bunbury and Withers, are all currently at stage 4 and are expected to earn their accreditation by December 2017.  There are more than 1000 communities involved in the project.

The Travelling Piano is back at BRAG after a lovely long stint at Central News on Victoria Street.  Anyone with musical fingers (or not – we don’t mind!) is invited to visit the BRAG courtyards and share their skills with gallery audiences.

The Museum and Heritage Centre has tested its capacity with 220 children visiting for the School Education Program. The children from Years 1, 2 and 3 came from Carey Park Primary School and Tuart Forest Primary. Many thanks go out to the Museum volunteers for their assistance in delivering the program.

Rangers and compliance staff are working together to manage illegal signage appearing as a result of the upcoming council election and the same sex marriage poll. The City allows for electoral-type signage when installed on private property, including on the property boundary, and within six weeks of the election.  The same consideration is being given to signage associated with the Same Sex Marriage poll.  Signage for elections also includes individual signs, banners and may also include vehicles which contain promotional material. Should a sign be installed in a public place such as a road verge, park or reserve, the sign will be impounded and where the owner is able to be identified, the owner of the sign will be notified to enable them to collect the sign. 

Now that spring has sprung it is a fantastic time to head into your local bushland reserve to see the wildflowers on show. A couple of free wildflower walks guided by volunteers and City environmental officers will be happening over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on the City’s Facebook page for further details.