An almost completely deserted former shopping complex in the heart of Bunbury could be the site for a new four-storey office building, should a development application be approved. The Stirling Centre in Bunbury’s CBD was originally set to be integrated with the Bunbury Centrepoint Shopping Centre as part of its redevelopment, but those plans have been scrapped by the developer, Primewest, in favour of the proposed office complex. Should it be approved, the development would offer 4500m2 of office space and provide 153 ground level parking bays. The Stirling Centre was previously home to stores such as Best & Less, the Reject Shop, Priceline and services such as Medibank Private and the RAC. The Development Application Report cited “the onset of COVID-19 and changing market demand factors” for the move away from the original plans and said it hoped the office space would “create a varied employment base for the Bunbury town centre”. A ‘pedestrian plaza’ would also be included at the front of the building. The developer has also engaged with Heritage Council of Western Australia to provide a heritage impact statement as part of the application, with the Bunbury Women’s Club building sitting adjacent to the site at 19 Prinsep Street.