Bunbury Racecourses Local Area Plan


Project Overview

The City of Bunbury, in partnership with LandCorp and in association with the South West Development Commission and Racing and Wagering Australia, is currently in the process of preparing a Local Area Plan for the Racecourses local area, which comprises the Bunbury Turf Club, Bunbury Trotting Club, ‘Stables’ residential area and the former Council works 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 city, on 08 9792 7000 or via email records@bunbury.wa.gov.au for general project enquiries.

Project Update – 8 October 2019

The proposed draft Racecourses Local Area Plan (LAP) was presented to Council at the 28th May 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting. The minutes of the Council Agenda Item can be downloaded here.

Council resolved to publicly advertise the draft Racecourses Local Area Plan, draft Racecourses Local Structure Plan and draft Local Planning Strategy Amendment No.2 for a period of 28 days.

In addition, Council also resolved to request the WAPC to initiate an amendment to the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme to rezone Lots 4354 and 4440 Bussell Highway from ‘Private Recreation Zone’ to ‘Urban Zone’, and portion of the Bussell Highway and Brittain Road road reserve from ‘Other Regional Roads Reserve’ to ‘Urban Zone’. The Greater Bunbury Region Scheme amendment request has been lodged with the Western Australian Planning Commission to undertaken public advertising and assessment for approval.

The proposals were publicly advertised from 10 September 2019 – 7 October 2019.​

At the conclusion of the public advertising process the City will review all of the three proposals in regard to any submissions made and make modifications to the planning proposals if required. The two internal working groups which have been established to support the project will then be called together to be given an overview of submissions and any proposed modifications prior to proceeding back to Council for endorsement.


Please check back for project updates.​​

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