Community Engagement

Community engagement opportunities

The City of Bunbury’s goal is to support a highly-engaged and involved community which works with us on strategy development and implementation. We aim to actively seek input from our community and stakeholders on key decisions and projects that affect Bunbury.


We do this primarily through our Social Pinpoint online engagement hub, accessible here (For any community engagement project we communicate with our community in a range of ways however our Social Pinpoint hub will always contain all current community engagement information). Opportunities to engage are posted all the time so please check back often to see what’s new. Results of community engagement undertaken in the last 12 months is also viewable.

Draft Sport and Recreation Strategy 2019-2029

The community will be invited to have its input on the City of Bunbury draft Sport and Recreation Strategy 2019-2029 (the Strategy) when it goes out for public comment on Friday 23 August.
Bunbury City Council noted and endorsed the Strategy for advertising with a public consultation period of six weeks.

As an informing document the Strategy will provide strategic guidance to Council and the community in relation to the provision of sport, recreation and physical activity. It also links directly to the City’s Public Open Space Strategy (Parks and Playgrounds) in relation to the provision and maintenance of sportsgrounds.

It also addresses all of the City’s current sporting facilities, accounts for current and projected future demand, considers the provision of facilities within the Bunbury Geographe regional context and ensures that facilities meet the changing demands for provision in relation to sport and physical activity, participation, population growth and demographic change over time.

The draft Strategy has been developed in close consultation with key stakeholders, user groups and the wider community. In depth reviews of existing facilities and as well as research into current and developing industry trends have also been considered.
During the time of public consultation, City staff will also continue discussions with surrounding local governments and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries regarding the provision of sport and recreational facilities within Greater Bunbury.

Interested community members can have their say on the Strategy.

Community feedback information here.​​
Download the draft strategy here.​​​
Provide Feedback here.

Reviewing off-lead dog areas in Bunbury 

The City recognises that providing sufficient space for our furry friends to exercise and socialise is important to the community, providing social and well-being benefits for both dogs and their owners.

The City is currently preparing an item for Council with proposed changes to the dog exercise areas including new areas such as Turkey Point beach and reserve south of Big Swamp.

As a result of the recent community engagement we received more than 168 survey responses and 84 comments.We will be installing new signage and also updating the maps.

Household Panel

If you would like to regularly be involved in the City’s community engagement opportunities then we invite you to join our Household Panel. Members of the Panel receive notifications on any and all engagement opportunities which are posted on the City’s Social Pinpoint online engagement hub. Being involved in the Panel will ensure that you have a strong voice on issues and projects that could affect the place where you live, work and/or do business in, and opportunities range from complex projects such as a new Youth Precinct to selecting neighbourhood play equipment or naming a new park.


Household Panel members can expect to be contacted on a monthly basis with new opportunities, and membership can be withdrawn at any time by emailing


There is no limit to the number of people on the Panel! If you are interested, please sign up here


General feedback

The City always welcomes general feedback on our organisation, city and community. This can be done in writing, with comments addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 21, Bunbury WA 6231; via email to; or over the phone by calling 9792 7000.

To speak to someone about the City’s community engagement processes, please call 9792 7000 and ask to speak to a member of the Public Relations Team.


​Publication of information

Please note that in accordance with Council’s policy on the publication of information, details received as part of a consultation or submission process; including but not limited to name, address and contact information; may be available to the public. For more information please view the Publication of Information Council Policy here.​​+​​​​​​