Plan to give CBD boost

Chloerissa EadieSouth Western Times

A plan for Bunbury’s CBD will generate jobs and attract more shoppers to the city, according to Mayor Gary Brennan.

The Bunbury Centrepoint Activity Centre Structure Plan, which will contribute to the city’s infrastructure developments, is out for public comment this week.

Mr Brennan said the plan fitted in well with the Koombana Bay developments, Parks and Wildlife headquarters and Victoria Square to boost the viability of the CBD.

“All these things add to the mix of employment, attraction of people into the CBD, so it is all related and all achieves the same outcomes,” Mr Brennan said.

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“This adds to the value of the city as an economic driver boosting the viability of the CBD.

“With these local area plans they have a broad outline, so within this geographic area you can have a discount department store, retail shops, restaurants and cafes.

“A person who wants to carry out a development within that area, be it a department store or a hairdresser, knows it is in accordance with the overall plan and will then apply for planning approval through council.”

To have your say on the Activity Centre Plan head to www.bunbury.wa.gov.au.

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