A community forum held on 24 March, 2016 has set the tone for how Bunbury will be developed down the track, and it's exciting to think that the city council is taking residents' opinions into account.
The future of the city in general is being discussed – not just small, insignificant matters – and for people that are excited by the prospect of democracy in action, you might be interested in real estate around Bunbury and the surrounding suburbs such as Eaton and Australind.
A pedestrian connection along Wittenoom Street, a multi-storey car park and a cultural centre square were among the topics of discussion at the forum, and these are projects that can really be utilised around Bunbury.
"People who are keen to be involved in shaping our city's future – be they residents, business owners or even CBD workers – are encouraged to attend the forum and have their say on a project that would provide real benefits to the CBD," said Bunbury mayor Gary Brennan in a 17 March media release.
Issues such as pedestrian safety and community involvement could be improved with the projects discussed at this forum, and that should be providing encouragement to current and future residents.
There are real opportunities being presented in Bunbury to shape the city in the ways that homeowners see fit, and continued participation in these forums can only be a good thing.
"While the City will be presenting a broad outline of the vision at the forum, we are hoping people will share their own ideas to help us achieve a plan that ticks all the boxes," continued Mr Brennan.
The Australian Local Government Association believes that having tight-knit communities and democratic solutions is the key to a healthy city, and that is on display here in Bunbury.
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