City commits $32 million toward community

Wednesday, 26 June 2019  

The City of Bunbury 2019/20 Budget includes up to $32 million worth of projects and funding which will support the Bunbury community and its residents. 

The City has allocated close to $2 million for adult learning events and programs, senior citizen activities, youth events and activities, community development programs and will continue to support both the South West Clontarf Academy and Newton Moore Girls Academy to the tune of $15,000 respectively. 

Other projects include $460,000 allocated for community, arts and event grant funding pools, $12,000 for Bunbury Regional YouthCARE, $50,000 to support the Bunbury Senior Citizens Centre, continued support of the Bunbury City Band for $10,000 and the implementation of both the Early Years Strategy and Aged Friendly Community Strategic Plan both for $5,000. 

There will also be a big focus on improving community assets such as the redevelopment of the Stirling Street Arts Centre currently underway, the upgrading of facilities to progress towards the goal of becoming the Most Accessible Regional City in Australia and the detailed design of the Youth Precinct. 

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said Council was focussed on investing in the community and providing for the particular needs of the young and the old. 

“In order for our community to flourish Council needs to invest heavily into what our residents need,” Mayor Brennan said. 

“By funding learning programs, supporting a multitude of community groups and continuing to improve and upgrade our community assets we will ensure our residents are well looked after and feel proud to live, work and play here.” 

Also included in the $32 million community spend will be the upgrades to Sykes Foreshore, construction of the Hay Park Central pavilion and upgrades to the Halifax Business Park infrastructure.