Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront

Something exciting is happening... Bunbury's waterfront is transforming.

Opportunity for local businesses

We're calling for registrations from South West businesses interested in future works at Bunbury Waterfront Stage 2. 

A register of local businesses and expertise will be provided to prospective contractors to encourage engagement of local workers. 

Register your interest below, or keep reading for more information on these works.

Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront - Stage 2 (Casuarina Drive Redevelopment)

Project Overview

Through the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront initiative, new shoreline destinations are being created for the community and visitors, together with infrastructure to stimulate thriving marine and tourism industries.

The South West Development Commission has oversight of the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project and has delivered the first stage in collaboration with project partners.

The Department of Transport is currently delivering the $12.3million Jetty Road Causeway Redevelopment. Work is expected to be completed in mid to late 2020.

DevelopmentWA will now undertake the $10.8million redevelopment of Casuarina Drive which will revitalise the precinct and offer modern public amenities to locals and visitors alike, activating the precinct and providing a new tourism destination.

Project Status

The Casuarina Drive Redevelopment program has been divided into three distinct phases of work:

  • Phase 1: Landscaping and revitalisation works in the southern portion of Casuarina Harbour:
  • Phase 2: Civil works including road, parking and services upgrade; and
  • Phase 3: Landscaping and revitalisation works for the remaining length of Casuarina Harbour and Casuarina Beach.

Opportunities for local businesses

Local sub-contractors and suppliers are encouraged to register their interest in the project through the South West Development Commission's Local Content Program.

This register of local businesses and expertise will be provided to prospective contractors to encourage engagement of local workers. 

To register your interest, please visit the SWDC website.

Timings

The phase 1 landscaping and revitalisation works will be tendered in late May 2020. Once the head contractor has been appointed, the first phase of work on the Casuarina Drive redevelopment is expected to begin in August 2020, with completion in late 2020.

Phase 2 is scheduled to commence in late 2020 and the remaining landscaping and revitalisation works (phase 3) are planned to commence in early 2021.

View our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the works program. 

Community Consultation

We held a public consultation session for community members interested in the Casuarina Drive redevelopment in early 2019.

Feedback received as part of this process resulted in a number of changes and refinements to the concept plan. These changes and the draft concept plan were communicated back to surrounding residents and made available online in February 2020 - view the Community Flyer and Concept Plan.

This concept plan will inform current budgeted Stage 2 works and any future development works within the broader project area.

Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront together

STAGE 1: COMPLETE
  • Revitalisation of Koombana Bay foreshore
    Project partners: South West Development Commission and the City of Bunbury.
  • Dolphin Discovery Centre redevelopment
    Project partners: South West Development Commission, City of Bunbury and the Dolphin Discovery Centre.
STAGE 2: IN PROGRESS
  • Upgrades to Casuarina Drive and BP Beach
    Project partners: DevelopmentWA and the South West Development Commission.
  • Jetty Road causeway redevelopment
    Project partners: Department of Transport and the South West Development Commission.
STAGE 3A & 3B: FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
  • Casuarina Boat Harbour and marine facilities development
    Project partners: To be announced closer to project commencement.

 

For the latest detailed project information please visit the official Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront website.

The Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project is led by the South West Development Commission, in partnership with DevelopmentWA, the City of Bunbury and Department of Transport.  It is being completed under the guidance of the Bunbury Development Committee.