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 has been greatly enhanced revitalised with enhanced open space and community facilities, as well as areas for pop-up vendors, markets and concerts. It is now a popular venue for events.
The project included 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: Officially reopened February 3 2018. Named Park of the Year in the Parks and Leisure WA Awards of Excellence for 2018.
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: Main works under way.
Estimated completion date: December 2018.
How the Dolphin Discovery Centre is expected to look once redeveloped.
The new amphitheatre.
The award-winning Koombana park.