Weekly Snapshot 2 October

​It has been a busy fortnight at the Koombana Foreshore revitalisation project with the following taking place:

• Laying the irrigation along the beach;

• The frame for the amphitheatre shade structure was completed;

• Concrete works at the amphitheatre commenced;

• Construction of the picnic shelters began;

• Kerbing in the carparks is continuing;

• Asphalt has commenced;

• Concrete paths and pram ramps are continuing;

• Following Council’s decision to raise the bridge, design work has commenced;

• Off site, rib fabrication is continuing and pre-cast concrete panels for the bridge deck are continuing.

Construction of the City’s new depot is on track with the plumbing and electrical setouts progressing to the Administration Building, while site works and site clearing continues.

Resealing work will be undertaken on Old Coast Road on Tuesday, 10 October and Wednesday, 11 October between the Estuary Drive/Hamilton Road intersection and Forrest Highway. Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works with the southbound lane being closed on the Tuesday and the northbound lane being closed on the Wednesday. Please plan ahead and use an alternate routes as delays are to be expected.  Access to the Sanctuary Golf Resort will be maintained.

Works are about to begin for the path link on the south side of Horseshoe Lake, which will complete a circular recreational loop around the lake and along Bunning Boulevard.

Landscaping work at the Bussell Highway/Robertson Drive roundabout is progressing well with mulch now installed on the Hay Park side of intersection. The median south of the roundabout has been levelled in preparation for paving and mulch. In the coming weeks, irrigation and planting will be undertaken in the roundabout following the installation of concrete.

Our Japanese Sister City Setagaya will send a delegation of 13, comprising of Mayor Hosaka and 12 city staff and councillors, to Bunbury from 28 October to 2 November. They will be here to mark the 25th anniversary of Sister City relationship and events will include a Japanese Film Festival; Rugby Match; and Mayoral Dinner and Reaffirmation Ceremony. The delegation and Japanese Consul General from Perth will also attend a Bunbury City Council meeting.

The Welcome the Dingoes weekend held at the Bunbury Wildlife Park was a resounding success, with over double the average number of people visiting the Park compared to a normal school holiday weekend. Wet weather did not deter the community, with a total attendance of 1243.

SilverSport continues to grow with over 710 applications now being approved for Bunbury seniors. To date, $114,467 has been provided to eligible seniors in Bunbury to take part in sport and recreation activities. Bunbury seniors who have not yet applied for SilverSport and are eligible are being encouraged to apply soon as funding is quickly running out due to the popularity of the program.

There have been some noticeable changes at the South West Sport Centre, including the removal of the red tarpaulins that have been hanging on the stadium walls for a number of years. The tarpaulins were originally installed to protect the walls when indoor hockey was played.  The removal of the tarpaulins will allow for the stadium walls to receive a deep clean, which will freshen up the stadium in preparation for the start of the basketball season.

The Friends of Manea Park and students studying Conservation and Land Management at TAFE injected 149 susceptible trees along the edge of a dieback infested area in Manea Park with phosphate recently. Injecting the trees with phosphate protects them against the devastating effects of the disease. This has to be repeated every three years, which is a huge task undertaken entirely by volunteers.