Revitalised Bunbury foreshore on track for summer

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Assistant director of infrastructure Ashley Clements, Bunbury MLA Don Punch and site supervisor Phillip Rowley discuss the progress of the new amphitheatre.
Camera IconAssistant director of infrastructure Ashley Clements, Bunbury MLA Don Punch and site supervisor Phillip Rowley discuss the progress of the new amphitheatre.

Koombana Bay is shaping up to become the world-class waterfront Bunbury was promised as construction steams ahead to have the facilities ready for summer.

Site supervisor Phillip Rowley said the biggest changes included the progress of the kiosk, erecting the amphitheatre and laying the asphalt.

“The kiosk now has its new roof and architectural features, the playground is starting to take shape, everyone can see the asphalt appearing and also the 12 picnic shelters which are starting to appear,” he said.

“It’s a major thing for Bunbury which will certainly enhance the beach and attract more people, with lots more parking spaces so people can spend time here.”

South West Development Commission assistant director of infrastructure Ashley Clements said the transformation would bolster tourism to the city.

Site supervisor Phillip Rowley, Bunbury MLA Don Punch and assistant director of infrastructure Ashley Clements, inspect the progress of the new Koombana Bay kiosk.
Camera IconSite supervisor Phillip Rowley, Bunbury MLA Don Punch and assistant director of infrastructure Ashley Clements, inspect the progress of the new Koombana Bay kiosk. Credit: South Western Times, Emily Ace

“The kiosk has really transformed into a world class component of what is going to become a world-class waterfront which is going to reposition Bunbury, attract more tourists and ensure local people are more engaged with their waterfront,” he said.

“The amphitheatre really will create a hub for events and concerts and re-engage people in the waterfront in a new way.”

Bunbury MLA Don Punch said the project had the double benefit of providing fantastic foreshore amenities while providing contractors work opportunities.

“It’s a really incredible, exciting project that is going to change the face of how we think about Bunbury,” he said. “From the point of view of “what do we have to offer’ the answer is going to be everything.

“The work has all been first class quality and that’s what we can produce out of the South West.”

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