Improving Infrastructure

A key focus of the budget

Improving Infrastructure

The redevelopment of Koombana Foreshore, construction of a new depot and redevelopment of the Stirling Street Arts Centre were pinpointed as major projects in the City of Bunbury 2017-18 Budget adopted on Tuesday night.

A total of $11.6 million has been allocated for works to continue on Stage 1 of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project with works currently underway at Koombana Foreshore.

Eight million dollars will go toward the construction of a new purpose-built depot in Picton to replace the 50-year-old Carey Park facility. The depot will see the departments of Works and Services and Waste Operations share the facility.

Although the project is dependent on State Government funding, the City has allocated $1 million to the $2 million project to help in the redevelopment of the Stirling Streets Arts Centre. This project would see the creation of two new studio spaces, a meeting room, toilets, administration space, reception and retail space as well as a new kitchen.

The City has allocated $3.7 million to road works which includes the realigning and widening of part of Ocean Drive; upgrading of Parade Road and Knight Street to include a roundabout; resealing of Old Coast Road, Pelican Point and the reconstruction of pavement along Halifax Drive.

Bunbury’s stormwater drainage network will see renewals and upgrading to the tune of $2.4 million while foreshore marine walls and jetty repairs will be allocated $800,000.

Other infrastructure highlights include $704,000 toward footpath construction, replacement and maintenance and $436,000 for landscape, parks, gardens and entry statements.