Bunbury Racecourses Local Area Plan

Project Overview

The City of Bunbury, in partnership with Landcorp and in association with the South West Development Commission, is currently in the process of preparing a Local Area Plan for the Racecourses precinct, which comprises the Bunbury Turf Club, Bunbury Trotting Club, ‘Stables’ residential area and the Council depot.

A Local Area Plan (LAP) is a forward looking document that seeks to guide the future use and development of an area.  For further information on the project’s background, aims or timeframe, please download a Fact Sheet here.

Please contact the Project Manager, Mr Ben Deeley, on 08 9792 7081 or via email bdeeley@bunbury.wa.gov.au for general project enquiries.

Project Update – 11 September 2017

To date, the preparation of the supporting planning study has been substantially progressed through the collation of information on site conditions and constraints, trends, key issues, infrastructure, services and community and economic profiling.

A series of community workshops have been held obtain feedback on the study area’s opportunities and constraints and several potential development scenarios, as follows:

• Community Visioning Workshop (29 June 2017.  Rerun held 6 July 2017).  The workshop report can be downloaded here

• Community Scenarios Workshops. The workshop report can be downloaded here

The feedback received from the workshops is in the process of being translated into a Directions Statement, comprising a text-based summary of the proposed future directions for the precinct and an accompanying map.

This document will be reviewed by key stakeholders, will inform the preparation of the draft LAP and will have an important role as a project communications tool into the future.

It is currently anticipated that the draft LAP will be released for public comment later this year.

Please check back for regular project updates!