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July 2017 Progress steams ahead on foreshore revitalisation More than 12,000 tonnes of fill has been trucked into the Koombana foreshore over the past few weeks as the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront redevelopment enters an important phase. The fill has been used to create a level site and in turn allows for the construction of retaining walls, which will help to define sections of the revamped area. In other foreshore revitalisation news, the sea wall that protects the Dolphin Discovery Centre from erosion is almost complete, while preparation work is well under way for the rebuilding of the kiosk. General demolition of paths, car parks and retaining walls is complete. Everything is on track for the City of Bunbury-managed Koombana foreshore revitalisation to be completed in time for a December opening.
Milestone moment for dolphin centre redevelopment Another milestone has been reached in the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront initiative with the completion of the forward works for the multi-million dollar Dolphin Discovery Centre redevelopment. After months of construction, the strategic infrastructure required for the centre's upgrade and expansion to go ahead is now in place including a boat and storage shed, pump shed and water tanks.The successful delivery of the first phase of the redevelopment by local firm Perkins Builders paves the way for the main component of the project to get under way. An announcement about the tender for the main build is expected to be made this month.
Opening the door for local businesses Local businesses were recently given an opportunity to showcase what they have to offer the Dolphin Discovery Centre redevelopment. About 130 people last month attended the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront event in the Bunbury Tower in order to connect with the tenderers short-listed to deliver the upgrade and expansion of the popular tourist attraction. Organised by the South West Development Commission, the information session proved valuable for attendees. Already we have heard stories about people making connections they hope will lead to work.