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Entrance to Bunbury CBD gets a makeover

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Published 31 August 2022

Entrance into Bunbury CBD. A road with median strip and give way sign and half a roundabout behind it. Two white cars driving along the road - one approaching the roundabout the other driving away from it. Shopping centre car park with cars in the background.

Works to create a more attractive and welcoming area at a popular entry point into Bunbury’s CBD will start soon.

Starting next week, the intersection and roundabout connecting Haley Street, Prinsep Street and Carmody Place will undergo a facelift.

The City last year engaged GHD Woodhead to develop a detailed design for the area, with the aim of creating another attractive entrance into the CBD.

Following feedback from stakeholders and the wider community, the designs have now been finalised within the project scope and budget.

The project will provide new streetscape and road layout to enhance the appeal of the area, make it safer for the community and provide better access to the nearby businesses and shopping precinct. 

New street trees will be planted in the first stage of the project, creating a green avenue of trees combined with an understory of native species supported by a water sensitive urban design.

There will also be new paving and new street furniture added in key locations. 

The nature of the work will mean disruptions in the area so we advise the community to expect delays and seek an alternative route where possible.

There will be intermittent closures as a result and traffic management will be in place.

City staff will be managing the project with the support of local sub-contractors and have been visiting local businesses in recent weeks to advise them of the works schedule.

The initial works are timed to be completed prior to the busy Christmas trading period, lessening the impact on local businesses.

We encourage the community to please continue to support our local business owners while this important work is taking place.

More information on this project can be found on the City’s Community Connect page here