Coastal Solutions 2005 Brun City Vision


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Coastal Solutions 2005 Brun City Vision

  1. 1. Bunbury City Vision <ul><li>Project Sponsor/Director - Mr Tony Brun </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Manager City Development, City of Bunbury </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Population Growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bunbury (urban area) – 53,000 to 113,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Booming Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need to plan for future & create certainty. </li></ul>Background
  3. 3. Key Partners <ul><li>City of Bunbury </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lead funding and delivery agency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government of Western Australia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Western Australian Planning Commission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department for Planning and Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South West Development Commission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government of Australia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Transport and Regional Services ( through the South West Area Consultative Committee ). </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The City previously completed studies including 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><ul><li>Independent Taskforce given responsibility to develop a plan and consult with community </li></ul>Why City Vision?
  5. 5. Process
  6. 6. Strategic Outcomes
  7. 7. <ul><li>Taskforce engaged the services of the nationally recognised group Data Analysis Australia (DAA). </li></ul><ul><li>Bunbury’s will grow from 53,000 to 113,000 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 and 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>Population Modelling
  8. 8. The Province of Influence
  9. 9. <ul><li>Taskforce engaged the services of the SGS Economics & Planning . </li></ul><ul><li>SGS have:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>developed an Economic Model for Greater 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>Economic
  10. 10. <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>Key Precincts
  11. 11. Coastal & Sustainability Impacts <ul><li>Height – community agreed to restrain height along Back Beach south of “Welcome Inn” site to approximately 3 storeys (similar to Marlston Waterfront) </li></ul><ul><li>Need to allow “high rise” in the CBD to sustain & facilitate a population target of 10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Need to prevent large scale urban sprawl and associated clearing up and down the coast (like Perth) the United States Model </li></ul><ul><li>Seek to create a “European” village series on interconnected urban centres each containing diverse opportunities </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>City Vision will deliver a “balanced” infrastructure programme to be funded principally by realising current Crown and Council land. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek PPP’s ( Public Private Partnerships ) to deliver key public infrastructure and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Private Sector (development) investment facilitated through strong population and economic growth and encouraged through a clear planning framework which provides high levels of certainty. </li></ul>Delivery