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Published 26 May 2023, updated 13 June 2023

Aerial over inner harbour with Marlston Hill on left and inlet in background

The City has rolled out new technology as it continues to investigate options for underutilised land across Bunbury.

As many in our community feel the impact of the housing shortages being felt across the country, the City remains committed to advocating for solutions and achieving objectives as part of its Local Housing Strategy.

With work already underway to investigate vacant land options, the City is set to use a roving solar CCTV unit at various locations to measure activity in certain areas.

It is also anticipated the unit will help monitor and manage potential crime in some areas, enhancing public safety – another priority for our community.

The investigations include vacant land at the City’s former depot site at Nuytsia Avenue in Carey Park and land surrounding the Bunbury Trotting Club with the Bunbury Racecourses Local Area Plan previously identifying the potential of this area.

The CCTV unit will be used only on City-owned land, and not private property, and is set to be deployed at its first location today, 25 May, for a one-month period.

Other locations on City-owned land will be considered by the City as part of this trial.

The City is organising an informal catch up for community members to discuss the development potential and opportunities of vacant land in the next fortnight – watch this space.