City of Bunbury

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Contact:
Pina Versace

Email:
pinav@bunbury.wa.gov.au

Website:
http://www.bunbury.wa.gov.au/

Phone:
(08) 9792 7132

Fax:
(08) 9792 7184

Address:
4 Stephen Street
Bunbury WA 6230

Things are looking really exciting in Bunbury! The costal City is growing fast, but it’s keeping its heart. In Bunbury it’s as much about making the most of a fantastic lifestyle as it is realising some of the great opportunities available.

On the horizon sits a strong future. Outside Perth, Bunbury is WA’s next largest city, it’s predicted that by 2030 the population will swell to 113,000 and Bunbury will take its place as the 18th largest city in Australia.

It’s got it all, the infrastructure, schools, tertiary education facilities and hospitals. There are great employment opportunities and life here is fantastic, beaches, nightclubs and bars, cappuccino strip, and award winning restaurants…need we say more?

Home in WA’s Melanie Camp chatted with The City of Bunbury’s Mayor David Smith at Jivin’ Jays along the Marlston Hill waterfront about some of the City’s up and coming projects and discovered that Bunbury is a city that’s planning for the future.

One of the most significant urban renewal projects in regional Australia, the $30 million Marlston Hill redevelopment has turned a 30 hectare industrial site into a mixed-use tourism, commercial and residential precinct linking the Bunbury CBD and the city's harbour, bay and ocean waterfront.

Recently a Marlston Hill property on, “The Strand” sold for $1.2m dollars. The whole area is a prime example how smart thinking for the future vision of Bunbury has created an environment for lifestyle and investment opportunities to thrive!

The City of Bunbury’s CEO Greg Travaskis moved to Bunbury from Melbourne, he told Mel how much he and his family had enjoyed the ‘Sea change’ and loved the fact Bunbury had all the character of a smaller city without lacking any of the important infrastructure and entertainment options that a big city has to offer.

Bunbury is the heart of the South West and this region has cemented itself as one of WA’s premier holiday destinations. Future developments like the luxurious Outrigger Bunbury on the Beach which is scheduled to open in late 2007 at Bunbury's popular surfing spot, Back Beach, and The deluxe Broadwater Silos Hotel which is currently under construction on the Marlston Waterfront are only going to ensure the lasting popularity of Bunbury as a tourism destination.

The future for Bunbury is certainly abundant with opportunities. If you are keen to do some investment research, why not take a weekend away to check things out for yourself!