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Further developments planned on Koombana Drive

By Kevin Kelly

A decision made by the Bunbury City Council on 9 February will be great news for owners of real estate in Bunbury.

Along with the major development underway on Koombana Drive, the proposed changes will further enhance the area, as erosion from the Leschenault Inlet has made the road surface and the boardwalk uneven.

Making Bunbury (even more) beautiful

Construction is expected to take around 20 weeks and will begin in May.

The redevelopment encompasses building a reinforced sea wall and also widening a 600-metre stretch of road with two cycleways, costing around $5million.

For people who own real estate in Bunbury, their suburb will receive a welcome aesthetic boost that will also improve road safety.

"Koombana Drive is a key route into the CBD and along with being safe it needs to reflect how beautiful our city is," said Bunbury mayor Gary Brennan.

"The boardwalk is also a popular attraction for joggers and those who enjoy the walk around the Leschenault Inlet. It is vital this important community asset is safe and of a high standard."

Benefits for everyone

With a new road surface being developed, the area will be more than just easy on the eye.

According to a World Bank report on Road Maintenance, maintaining standards of public roads can provide greater access to the economic centres of a region as well as lowering operating costs of vehicles.

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates that in 2013 there were 155,604 registered motor vehicles in Bunbury, a city which at the time had 173,505 residents in the wider area.

With so many cars and so many people potentially using the popular spot on the waterfront, having it maintained to a high level with the proposed redevelopment is a fantastic way to improve the attraction to real estate in Bunbury.

For information on houses for sale in the area, contact the specialists at Ray White Bunbury.

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