Great future ahead with Bunbury waterfront upgrades

Ailish DelaneyBunbury Herald
Bunbury MLA Don Punch with Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti at the opening of the Jetty Road upgrades.
Camera IconBunbury MLA Don Punch with Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti at the opening of the Jetty Road upgrades. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times

Another stage of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project has had the ribbon cut, after Premier Mark McGowan officially opened the Jetty Road Causeway on Thursday.

The Jetty Road upgrades mark the completion of the first part of Stage 2, which involved major repairs to the causeway with an additional 31,000 tonnes of rock to strengthen the structure.

The $12.65 million upgrade saw the reconstruction of Jetty Road, 164 new parking bays, improvements to utilities, the addition of a multi-use facility and public toilets, as part of a $112 million transformational project.

Mr McGowan said the project will transform Bunbury’s waterfront into an outstanding tourism and job creator.

This development will create all sorts of tourism and commercial opportunities for the local community that will attract people from far afield into Bunbury.

Mark McGowan

Bunbury MLA Don Punch said the project was the start of creating a new recreational marine industry that would provide jobs for several people.

“The facility will cater for next 50-100 years of boating growth in Bunbury,” Mr Punch said.

Premier Mark McGowan at the opening ceremony.
Camera IconPremier Mark McGowan at the opening ceremony. Credit: Ailish Delaney / South Western Times

Design work for new breakwaters at Casuarina Boat Harbour and Koombana Bay will start soon, following the State Government’s $78.1 million commitment to Stage 3 of the project.

A new breakwater at Koombana Bay will create greater public access and fishing and swimming platforms, while the new breakwater at Casuarina Boat Harbour will help establish improved shelter for boats.

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