Activating Bunburys public open spaces

Friday, 31 August 2018

The City of Bunbury is encouraging the community to dream big and think of creative and innovative ideas for activities that can add vibrancy to the City’s public open spaces. Businesses, activity operators and community members are now being invited to submit their interest in being a part of this exciting opportunity.

The City of Bunbury has identified a need to effectively manage the City’s public open space in a way that encourages character and vibrancy to the many recreational, tourist and prominent water front areas throughout Bunbury. Effective utilisation of public open spaces within the City will result in enhanced spaces that are people focused and promote social, cultural and economic value to the City of Bunbury.

All ideas and activities will be considered as part of this process and may include things such as; street art, sand sculptures, paddle boat or umbrella hire, walking tours, 3D chalk art, interactive art installations, roving performers, flashmobs and pop-up play spaces.

The City is particularly interested in ideas which will activate the new Koombana Foreshore, the Marlston Waterfront and the Bunbury CBD. It is important that activation ideas attract people to Bunbury’s open spaces and add to existing business and community offerings rather than competing with them.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Jaysen Miguel said that this was a fantastic opportunity for the business and the community to play a part in revitalising Bunbury and bringing people into the city.

“Bunbury is a wonderful place to live and we are excited to hear from the community what else can be done at our public spaces to make Bunbury even better.”

“Staff will waive application fees for interest received through this process, and we’re looking to reduce red tape where we can.”

The application period is open from today, Friday 31 August until close of business Friday 21 September. Applicants may be approached to further workshop their idea with City staff to ensure it meets the organisation and the community’s objectives.

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