Residents get their say in Bunbury’s city planning

By Kevin Kelly

Knowing your ideas are being listened to is a great situation to be in and those living in real estate in Bunbury East recently had some of their suggestions made a reality.

Late last year, two studies were carried out by the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce to find out how the city could be made better for everyone who lives there.

One survey looked at planning and development, while the other centred on ways to improve Bunbury.

Results of the research have been analysed by the local council, with suggestions including everything from improved parking facilities and a revamped town planning scheme.

Councillors have identified a site in the south of the city that would be perfect for the construction of a multi-storey car park, boasting anywhere between 450 and 500 bays.

Meanwhile, the bottom level could be used for commercial purposes, no doubt bringing further investment to Bunbury.

Suggestions were also made that the paid parking program in the CBD should be changed slightly to allow you to benefit from an hour's free parking when shopping.

Paid parking currently begins after 9 a.m, but plans are being considered to make it later to benefit Bunbury residents.

Up to Date

Latest News

  • How to spend a weekend in Dunsborough

    One of the many great things about living in Bunbury is its proximity to many of southwestern Australia’s most interesting attractions. Take a drive to the small town of Dunsborough and explore some of the best sights in the area – Sugarloaf Rock, Meelup Beach, Swandive Wreck and more are waiting for you to visit.

    Read Full Post

  • How will the new local planning scheme affect Bunbury?

    Bunbury’s future development is looking strong with the news that the new local planning scheme has been approved. Opening the door for more mixed-used properties, and more high-density, high rise development, the new scheme is set to kick start an inner-city living trend. But what else does it offer Bunbury?

    Read Full Post