Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    Bunbury's Back Beach to attract more tourists and investment - McGowan

    11/12/2005 12:00 AM
     
    11/12/05

    Bunbury’s Back Beach has had a $7million makeover, courtesy of the State Government.

    Tourism and South-West Minister Mark McGowan officially opened the completed works as part of a family fun day in Bunbury today and said the new facilities would help attract more tourists and investment to the city.

    Mr McGowan said the works included new barbecues, landscaping and traffic calming measures.

    “The whole area has been transformed and is much more accessible and attractive as a result,” he said.

    “Families are now able to enjoy newly-grassed areas, sit under shade or enjoy a barbecue at the most popular part of the beach.

    “Pedestrians and cyclists now have three-metre wide pathways along the beach and the disabled will have access to the shoreline.

    “Five years ago, this area needed attention and while it was well-used and a very popular beach, it was suffering erosion - causing sand to be blown on to the carparks and road. The works are intended to address those issues.

    “It is tremendous to see the work completed, just in time for summer, and it perfectly complements other major beautification initiatives being undertaken city-wide by the City of Bunbury.

    “The improvements will make Bunbury a more attractive destination for tourists and have already attracted more investment in the city’s tourism and hospitality industry.

    “Projects like this are part of the Gallop Government’s commitment to create more jobs and opportunities for local people.”

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