A multi-deck car park, possible expansion of the art gallery and new community spaces are among the considerations being investigated by a consultant for a new civic and cultural precinct in Bunbury’s CBD.
The Bunbury City Council on Tuesday confirmed key elements to be included in the design process, which is a preliminary step that works towards assessing the viability and business case for the new precinct.
It includes investigating a 300 bay multi-deck car park on Lot 5 Wellington Street, which has the flexibility to increase to 600 bays; a civic square on the current South’s car park site; and possible gallery expansion and more storage space to complement the existing art gallery.
Consultants Bollig Design Group will also explore a range of ideas to enhance connectivity in the precinct, such as connecting Centenary Gardens to the new civic square and shared space on sections of Wittenoom Street and Prinsep Street.
Work will also be carried out to develop a place making and activation strategy; a business case for commercial, retail and food and beverage opportunities; and also building a business case for public and private partnerships.
The consultants will now prepare more detailed concepts and report back to council in the next few months.
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