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  • 1. Bunbury City Vision
    • Project Sponsor/Director - Mr Tony Brun
    • Executive Manager City Development, City of Bunbury
  • 2.
    • Population Growth
      • Bunbury (urban area) – 53,000 to 113,000
    • Booming Economy
      • Development
      • Resource Sector
      • Tourism
    • Need to plan for future & create certainty.
  • 3. Key Partners
    • City of Bunbury
      • lead funding and delivery agency
    • Government of Western Australia
      • Western Australian Planning Commission
      • Department for Planning and Infrastructure
      • South West Development Commission
    • Government of Australia
      • Department of Transport and Regional Services ( through the South West Area Consultative Committee ).
  • 4.
    • The City previously completed studies including the Integrated Land Use & Transport Vision and City of Three Waters Strategy.
    • Clear need to bring all the information together and come up with a common and integrated future plan, underpinned by good data and economics.
    • The Taskforce Model was sourced from the highly successful Urban Renewal Taskforce used at Brisbane City Council.
    • Independent Taskforce given responsibility to develop a plan and consult with community
    Why City Vision?
  • 5. Process
  • 6. Strategic Outcomes
  • 7.
    • Taskforce engaged the services of the nationally recognised group Data Analysis Australia (DAA).
    • Bunbury’s will grow from 53,000 to 113,000 by 2031.
    • ABS Data confirms Bunbury’s Growth in a regional context.
    • Bunbury currently Australia’s 29 th largest City – will become Australia’s 21 st largest by 2031 (just behind Ballarat).
    • Bunbury is a genuine competitor to other regional cities such as Townsville, Cairns, Geelong, Toowoomba and Newcastle.
    • Contrary to popular myth, Bunbury has outstripped Busselton & Margaret River’s population growth consistently and substantially over the past 5 years.
    Population Modelling
  • 8. The Province of Influence
  • 9.
    • Taskforce engaged the services of the SGS Economics & Planning .
    • SGS have:-
      • developed an Economic Model for Greater Bunbury
      • Identified key economic drivers
      • Options for the future
    • An options and discussion paper is now available.
  • 10.
    • Greater CBD
    • Ocean Drive
    • Outer Commercial District
    • Withers / Minninup
    • College Grove / Super Campus
    Key Precincts
  • 11. Coastal & Sustainability Impacts
    • Height – community agreed to restrain height along Back Beach south of “Welcome Inn” site to approximately 3 storeys (similar to Marlston Waterfront)
    • Need to allow “high rise” in the CBD to sustain & facilitate a population target of 10,000
    • Need to prevent large scale urban sprawl and associated clearing up and down the coast (like Perth) the United States Model
    • Seek to create a “European” village series on interconnected urban centres each containing diverse opportunities
  • 12.
    • City Vision will deliver a “balanced” infrastructure programme to be funded principally by realising current Crown and Council land.
    • Seek PPP’s ( Public Private Partnerships ) to deliver key public infrastructure and services.
    • Private Sector (development) investment facilitated through strong population and economic growth and encouraged through a clear planning framework which provides high levels of certainty.