Stage one stretches from the Dolphin Discovery Centre through to the Koombana Bay predestrian bridge. It will result in the creation of a world-class precinct that both locals and visitors can enjoy.
As a result of the upgrades, it’s anticipated Bunbury will capture more of the tourism market. And when it does, locals, cafes, restaurants, shops and tourism businesses all win.
Koombana Bay foreshore revitalisation
The Koombana Bay foreshore will be revitalised with enhanced open space and community facilities, as well as areas for pop-up vendors, markets and concerts.
The project will include the construction of an iconic pedestrian bridge over The Plug, an amphitheatre, improved kiosk and public facilities, accessible playground, and revamped public areas and car parks.
Status: Works to begin after Easter 2017
Estimated completion date: December 2017
Dolphin Discovery Centre redevelopment
The redevelopment of the Dolphin Discovery Centre is expected to turn the tourism asset into a state-of-the-art facility that will attract more visitors to Bunbury. The centre's new-look building will not only bring a visual 'wow' factor to one of the main approaches into the city centre, and but also deliver a world-class experience for visitors. The redevelopment will include a significantly expanded interpretative experience, with more aquarium space and interactive exhibits. The centre will remain open during its redevelopment.
Status: Forward works underway
Estimated completion date: Forward works to be complete by the end of May 2017, overall project to be completed by the end of December 2018
How the Dolphin Discovery Centre is expected to look once redeveloped.
How the new Koombana Bay kiosk could look.
The design for the new Koombana Bay pedestrian bridge is made to look like the hull of a shipwreck.