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Economic Development in Bunbury is guided by a number of key informing documents at a Federal, State and Local level.

Diversify WA Diversify WA is Western Australia’s Economic Development framework. Developed in July 2019, it provides a blueprint for collaboration between government, industry and the community, to unlock the State’s economic potential.

WA Recovery Plan The WA Recovery Plan is the recovery vision for Western Australia to get back on the road to becoming a thriving and innovative community in which to live, work, visit and do business. This Plan describes key priority areas of work and seeks to deliver jobs and training opportunities in key sectors.

South West Regional Futures The South West Regional Futures is the new guiding document providing an overview of regional issues, need and opportunities. Packed with analysis, it identifies enabling infrastructure, highlights our changing world, climate issues and a whole paradigm shift towards green credentials, skills and harnessing technologies.

Bunbury Geographe Regional Growth Plan The Bunbury-Geographe Regional Growth Plan identified the vision “By 2050 Bunbury-Geographe will be a diversified, creative, vibrant and connected region, internationally recognised for its quality of life and environmental sustainability; a good place to do business”. The Bunbury-Geographe Regional Growth Plan outlines a strategic framework that City of Bunbury Strategic Community Plan

The City of Bunbury’s involvement in economic development is outlined in the Strategic Community Plan 2032 which identified the following key priority areas:

  • People: A safe, healthy and connected community.
  • Planet: A healthy and sustainable ecosystem.
  • Place: An integrated and well planned City.
  • Prosperity: A strong diversified economy.
  • Performance: Leading with purpose and robust governance.

Bunbury Geographe Sub Regional Strategy The draft Bunbury-Geographe Sub-regional Strategy provides planning guidance for six local government areas in a coordinated, contemporary and considered approach to future growth and development. This Strategy seeks to help Bunbury-Geographe reach its full potential in the years ahead as the sub region grows towards a population of 200,000 and beyond.

City of Bunbury Economic Development Action Plan 2020-2023

The City of Bunbury Economic Development Action Plan has been designed to focus the City’s attention with activities that capitalises on our comparative advantages as a city and set out a proactive framework in which to work.

The framework fosters collaboration with our stakeholders and advocacy within our community in order to drive necessary changes, pursue opportunities and work collectively towards positive development and growth for the region.