Bunbury City Vision Forum 30th July 2005


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Bunbury City Vision Forum 30th July 2005

  1. 1. <ul><li>Session 4 </li></ul><ul><li>City Vision Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Manager City Development </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Tony Brun </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why City Vision? <ul><li>The City had done extensive studies previously such as the Integrated Land Use & Transport Vision and City of Three Waters Strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Clear need to bring all the information together and come up with a common and integrated future plan, underpinned by good data and economics. </li></ul><ul><li>The Taskforce Model was sourced from the highly successful Urban Renewal Taskforce used at Brisbane City Council. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Partners <ul><li>City of Bunbury – lead agency and funder. </li></ul><ul><li>Western Australian Planning Commission. </li></ul><ul><li>South West Area Consultative Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>South West Development Commission. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Taskforce <ul><li>Independent Taskforce given responsibility to develop a plan and consult with community </li></ul><ul><li>Members include:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don Williams (Chairman) Greg Trevaskis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhonda Parks (Deputy Chair) Cr Linda Rose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cr Ray Frisina Cr Warren Lambert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Grime Robyn Willinge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kevin Strapp Derek Lee </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Process
  6. 6. Strategic Outcomes
  7. 7. Population Modelling <ul><li>Taskforce engaged the services of the nationally recognised group Data Analysis Australia (DAA) using ABS Information. </li></ul><ul><li>Bunbury’s will grow from 55,000 to 115,000 by 2031. </li></ul><ul><li>ABS Data confirms Bunbury’s Growth in a regional context. </li></ul><ul><li>Bunbury currently Australia’s 29 th largest City – will become Australia’s 21 st Largest by 2031 (just behind Ballarat). </li></ul><ul><li>Bunbury is a genuine competitor to other Regional Cities such as Townsville, Cairns, Geelong, Toowoomba, Newcastle. </li></ul><ul><li>Contrary to popular myth, Bunbury has outstripped Busselton & Margaret River’s population growth consistently and substantially over the past 5 years. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Province of Influence
  9. 9. Economic <ul><li>Taskforce engaged the services of the internationally recognised group SGS Economics & Planning. </li></ul><ul><li>SGS have:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>developed an Economic Model for Bunbury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified key economic drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Options for the future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An options and discussion paper is now available. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Key Precincts <ul><li>Greater CBD </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Outer Commercial District </li></ul><ul><li>Withers / Minninup </li></ul><ul><li>College Grove / Super Campus </li></ul>
  11. 11. Core (Pillar) Principles <ul><li>Recognition that Sustainable Development is needed cater for the population growth from 55,000 to 115,000 by 2031 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>City to take on European Nodal Network City model bound by natural environmental/ecological constraints as opposed to the “US” model of urban sprawl </li></ul>
  12. 12. Core (Pillar) Principles <ul><li>The City to Embrace and Engage its Waterfronts whilst retaining full public access to water </li></ul><ul><li>Activating the CBD to become the key regional central focus and commonplace of belonging and celebrations. (To achieve this there will be implementation of effective and integrated place management systems).   </li></ul>
  13. 13. Core (Pillar) Principles <ul><li>Ensuring Accessibility through:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Access for vehicles, public transport and cycle-ways between CBD and key nodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrianisation of CBD and key nodes (giving people priority in these spaces) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provision of Affordable and Social Housing through the offering of incentive scheme (financial and planning bonuses) and leveraging of State owned land with a target of integrated 10% affordable/social housing. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Core (Pillar) Principles 7. Balance of Diversity with a focus of higher built form in the CBD and Outer Harbour and keep the built form low along the Coast and retain low density heritage character in the “Tree Street” and “Stirling Street” Heritage Precincts to frame and constrain growth. 8 8. Balanced Budget ” seeking to rationalise (sell or lease) unused crown reserves and Council land with the intention of placing all revenues into a joint State and Council “Trust” for use specifically for funding, developing and implementing in City Vision (as opposed to overly relying on government handouts).