Community Consultation

The City of Bunbury regularly invites the community to have their say on council projects, plans for the future and policy development.

Current Consultations 

Bunbury 2030 - Strategic Community Plan Review

The City of Bunbury is currently undertaking a major review of our Strategic Community Plan, Bunbury 2030.

The Strategic Community Plan is the City’s highest level strategic document that will outline the long-term vision, values, aspirations and priorities for Bunbury over the next 10 years.

Bunbury 2030 will then drive the development of local plans, resourcing strategies, service levels and other strategic documents required by the City of Bunbury to deliver on the overall community vision.

In order to review Bunbury 2030, we need input from as many members of our community as possible.

We want to know what kind of community you like living in, the things that you would like to see change or stay the same, and the ideas that you have for growing our City.

To help facilitate this review, the City of Bunbury will be undertaking four phases of community engagement as per the review Project Plan that can be found here:

  • PHASE 1: Surveys and Data Collection
  • PHASE 2: Community Workshops and Focus Group Sessions
  • PHASE 3: Review of the final Draft Strategic Community Plan

Phase 1 includes a perception survey, youth survey, and community survey, all of which will be used to drive community workshops and focus group sessions throughout the last quarter of 2017.

Data from the recent perception survey is currently being collated.

Following the conclusion of the community engagement period (phases 1 and 2), a draft version of Bunbury 2030 will be presented to the community for review, before being adopted by Council in March 2018.

By participating in the review process, you can share your vision for Bunbury and ensure that Council considers what is important to you when developing our plan for the future.

Further information

Further information regarding the review process can be found in the following documents:

Information regarding the Department of Local Government and Communities 'Integrated Planning and Reporting'  framework can be found here

Bunbury Racecourses Local Area Plan

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

The purpose of the Racecourses Local Area Plan is to provide a roadmap for the future growth and development of the site in a manner that recognises its unique physical and social qualities.

Effective community engagement is considered to be a critical component of the project and so a series of engagement activities will be undertaken.  These will assist in determining the community’s needs and values and in turn guiding future development and investment decisions in the local area.

For more info email or call the Project Manager, Mr Ben Deeley, on (08) 9792 7081.

Results are currently being collated for reivew.

Consultation Results

  • Click here to view a summary of the CBD Experience Survey undertaken in April 2017.

  • Click here to view a summary of findings on the Precinct Committee consultation undertaken during February 2015.​

  • Click here to view the report on the Bunbury Water Playground consultation conducted during September and October 2014.

  • Click here​ to view the summary and submissions received regarding Council's performance during its first year in office.

Other ways to have your say

  • Online form: Click here to let us know your ideas for improving the City of Bunbury via the online form.​

  • Household Panel: The Household Panel comprises Bunbury and Greater Bunbury residents who have signed up to take part in regular community consultations. Never miss out on your opportunity to have you say again. Click here​ to learn more and sign up today.

  • In writing: Address your comments to the Chief Executive Officer; PO Box 21; Bunbury WA 6231. Consultations are available for viewing at the City of Bunbury Administration Centre, 4 Stephen Street Bunbury between 8.30am and 5pm.

  • Contact us: Email or call 9792 7000.

Publication of information

In accordance with Council's policy on publication of information, All details received as part of any consultation or submission process, including, but not limited to, name, address and contact information, will be available to the public as part of the Council’s consultation processes.​ Click hereto view the policy.​​​​​​​