The Liberal National Government today announced $20.73 million of Royalties for Regions investment for the second stage of Bunbury waterfront, including the development of Casuarina Drive and the Jetty Road causeway.
This investment builds on the Liberal National Government's recent investment into Bunbury's waterfront of $24.9 million to revitalise Koombana Bay and redevelop Dolphin Discovery Centre.
Premier Colin Barnett said the second stage would deliver infrastructure essential to meet the current and future demands of the new marina and establish a foundation for future stages.
"The investment will continue the transformation of Bunbury's waterfront, enhancing and integrating two key locations: Casuarina Drive, including BP Beach and the foreshore, and Jetty Road causeway," Mr Barnett said.
"Improving the city's shorelines for community use and providing the necessary infrastructure will increase visitation and stimulate growth of the local marine and tourism industries."
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the investment would deliver improved access and pathways throughout the waterfront, with additional amenities including a boardwalk and plaza as well as addressing issues with coastal erosion.
"Casuarina harbour and BP Beach are popular areas, but lacking in appropriate amenities," Mr Redman said.
"The establishment of critical infrastructure and amenities is the catalyst for the future development of the waterfront and an important part of the vision for Bunbury."
Mr Redman said maximising the potential of the area and creating a vibrant community space would develop the waterfront into a significant tourism asset for the State, further boosting the tourism profile and economic growth of Bunbury and the region.
Bunbury is also part of the Regional Centres Development Plan, a key policy initiative, which aims to co-ordinate local decision making and support economic development to drive regional growth across Western Australia.
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