City Snapshot 9 August

Wednesday 9 August 2017

The City of Bunbury is currently undertaking a major review of its Strategic Community Plan, which will become the City's highest level strategic document that will outline the long-term vision, values, aspirations and priorities for Bunbury over the next 10 years. In order to develop the plan, we need input from as many members of our community, including City of Bunbury and non-City of Bunbury residents, as possible. We want to know what kind of community you like living in, the things that you would like to see change or stay the same, and the ideas that you have for growing our City. By completing this survey you can share your vision for Bunbury and ensure that Council considers what is important to you when developing our plan for the future. The Survey was launched on Friday and can be found here

The City of Bunbury was successful in receiving Regional Road Group (2/3) Funding for the installation of three pedestrian crossing points along Spencer Street.  The proposed locations are; south of Constitution Street (Dr Fosters Medical Centre), north of Minninup Road and south of Prosser Street (Forrest Family Practice).  A submission has been made to Main Roads for the crossing near Constitution Street to include a designated zebra crossing.  The final design is currently 50% complete and works are scheduled for April 2018.

The Youth Advisory Council Committee (YAC) is looking for passionate young people who want to make a difference in the Bunbury Community! Successful applicants, aged between 12 to 25, will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects which will benefit young people in Bunbury, such as: Youth Connections, SHIFT Festival, the City of Bunbury Australia Day Skyfest Celebrations; TEDx Youth Bunbury as well as supporting various youth initiatives. YAC is also a great place to learn leadership skills. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  For more information please contact yac@bunbury.wa.gov.au

The Bunbury Visitor Centre released its 2017/18 Membership Prospectus this week aimed at any and all businesses seeking to promote themselves to regional, intra-state, inter-state and international travellers.  With three membership options available members have the opportunity to promote their businesses through a number of mediums, including physical brochure racking at the Bunbury Visitor Centre, inclusion in guides and flyers and more.  To learn more about membership contact the Centre on 9792 7205, welcome@bunbury.wa.gov.au or pop in at Haley Street, Bunbury.

The City is currently developing its new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2022 (DAIP) after consulting externally with the public and internally with staff.  We are now in the process of designing the final document and have involved people with disability in the process by getting them to bravely volunteer as models for the final DAIP.  We have been taking photos around Bunbury of people with varying disabilities getting out in the community. The models have been very happy and enthusiastic in getting their photos taken and we look forward to putting them altogether to form the final DAIP document.  The DAIP is due to be put before Council for endorsement by 16 August 2017 before being submitted to Disability Services Commission by 19 September 2017.

Plans are under way at the museum for the upcoming September/October School holidays. The theme is local natural history. The museum will be borrowing some of the Western Australian Museum’s well-known taxidermy collection from the Terrestrial Vertebrate department. The focus will be on Mammalia and Ornithology from the South West region. Visitors will get an introduction (thanks to the help of our friends Ben Deeley and Colin Spencer from COB Sustainability) to some of Bunbury’s lesser known species such as the Peacock Spider, the Black Fishbone Spider and the carnivorous plants ‘Pink Petticoats’.