City calls for ideas to add vibrancy

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
City of Bunbury media and communications officer Lee-Maree Gallo, events officer Jade Evans and marketing officer Gabrielle Golding float some ideas to activate the city’s open spaces.
Camera IconCity of Bunbury media and communications officer Lee-Maree Gallo, events officer Jade Evans and marketing officer Gabrielle Golding float some ideas to activate the city’s open spaces. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Bunbury’s open spaces are open for business with Bunbury City Council asking the community to “dream big” and think of creative ideas to add vibrancy to the city.

The council is calling on businesses, activity operators and community members to submit their creative and innovative ideas for around the CBD.

The new-look Koombana Foreshore, Marlston waterfront and CBD are focus areas the council wants activated in a bid to promote social, cultural and economic value.

The activation ideas will need to be based around attracting people to the city’s open spaces and adding to existing business and community offerings, rather than competing with them.

Deputy Mayor Jaysen Miguel said it was a fantastic opportunity for businesses and people to play a part in revitalising Bunbury and bring people into the city.

“Bunbury is a wonderful place to live and we are excited to hear from the community what else can be done at our public spaces to make Bunbury even better,” Cr Miguel said.

“Staff will waive application fees for interest received through this process and we’re looking to reduce red tape where we can.”

Ideas being floated by the council include street art, sand sculptures, paddle boat or umbrella hire, walking tours, interactive art installations, roving performers and pop-up play spaces.

The application period runs until September 21.

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