New plans for the Irwin Street Reserve to make it a much more useable space for the public – including the removal of hazards that could lead to an increased bush fire risk – were recently announced by the City of Bunbury. This could be wonderful news for owners of real estate in Bunbury, with public spaces being an important amenity for many living in the region.
Reducing the risk of fires is one of the most important aspects of the work to be undertaken, not only to protect those living in the community but also to preserve the reserve's ecology. The council will also remove deadwood and vegetation, as well as improve fire breaks and containment measures in the event of an outbreak.
City of Bunbury mayor Gary Brennan said the project was part of the council's commitment to create a safer environment for local residents to live and work in. Taking these steps to stop issues before they start is the most secure course of action for the future.
These works are anticipated to be completed by May 2015, after which the space will be more attractive for the general public to enjoy in the future.