Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    McGowan Government establishes Bunbury Development Committee

    7/02/2018 9:00 AM
    • Key election commitment delivered with creation of Bunbury Development Committee
    • Committee to facilitate delivery of three key projects including Bunbury Waterfront
    • Committee to include government, industry and community representatives  

    The McGowan Government has delivered on a key election commitment with the formation of the Bunbury Development Committee.


    The new committee will guide three key Bunbury projects and delivers on the McGowan Government's commitment to continuing to grow Bunbury into Western Australia's vibrant second city. 


    The committee will ensure cross-government and stakeholder co-ordination is delivered efficiently to create better community outcomes on transformational projects.


    The Bunbury Development Committee will initially co-ordinate three key projects - the Bunbury Waterfront, Withers central community area and Glen Iris redevelopment.


    Reporting to Planning and Lands Minister Rita Saffioti, the Committee will provide strategic advice to ensure delivery of effective and timely outcomes on key projects.


    The Bunbury Development Committee will include:

    • Chairperson, Robyn Fenech;
    • Community representative, Geoff Klem;
    • CCI representative, David Kerr;
    • Indigenous representative, Sharon Cooke;
    • Business representative, Stan Liaros;
    • Business representative, Tegan Davis;
    • City of Bunbury Mayor, Gary Brennan; and
    • Former Member for Bunbury, John Castrilli. 

    Decisions will build on already completed planning work and will be made in consultation with the community and relevant stakeholders.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "The McGowan Labor Government is committed to continuing to grow Bunbury into WA's vibrant second city.


    "The creation of the Bunbury Development Committee is a big step forward in delivering on three key Bunbury projects, which will create more WA jobs and better community infrastructure.


    "I am pleased my Government has delivered on this key election commitment in the regions."


    Comments attributed to Planning and Lands Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "The McGowan Government has met our election commitment to create a Bunbury Development Committee, which will provide strategic guidance to the redevelopment of the Bunbury Waterfront, Withers and Glen Iris localities.


    "The committee will greatly benefit Bunbury and surrounding areas by aligning the efforts of government and community stakeholders to advance existing plans into development outcomes that create jobs and economic growth in the South-West region.


    "In addition to the two community members and two local private sector representatives who will sit on the Bunbury Development Committee, we will also be seeking to form Community Reference Groups in relation to the three key projects for Bunbury."  


    Comments attributed to Bunbury MLA Don Punch:


    "The Bunbury Development Committee will ensure local perspectives and views are prioritised in planning for the Bunbury Waterfront and in redevelopment projects in Withers and Glen Iris, and this is a fantastic outcome for our community.


    "The Bunbury Development Committee members are all people who have a passion for Bunbury and are committed to helping our community fulfil its potential.


    "I am really looking forward to the new energy and ideas the Committee will bring to these major projects in Bunbury."


    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Planning and Lands Minister's office - 6552 5500