A new scholarship is being invested in by the City of Bunbury to help further the development of the city, by partnering with the Edith Cowan University to create an Industry Engagement PhD Scholarship.
City of Bunbury deputy mayor Brendan Kelly said the opportunity would allow the city to see a strong leadership position emerge, one that will focus on key performance indicators in the city and help this individual highlight developments to be made in order to aid Bunbury's 2020 goal.
"As this research project would offer data to inform policy development and access-related initiatives, the benefits would be state-wide. Bunbury would play host to the research which would have knock-on effects for the city as well as the state," said Mr Kelly in a 18 March statement.
"This is an investment in a person at a high level to help achieve our aim or becoming Australia's most accessible regional city."
Becoming the most accessible regional city in the country could be great for owners of real estate in Bunbury, with the prestigious title potentially leading to boosted economic strength citywide.