Construction Gets Underway On New Bunbury Parks And Wildlife HQ

Construction Gets Underway On New Bunbury Parks And Wildlife HQ

Western Australia Minister for Environment Albert Jacob

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman

Work Starts On New Parks And Wildlife HQ In Bunbury

Victor P Taffa

  • BCL Group starts landscaping at Koombana Bay for new office building
  • $28.9 Million Royalties for Regions investment will benefit locals and visitors

Construction of the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s new Bunbury headquarters has started, creating hundreds of new jobs over the next 10 years in the region.

Visiting the Koombana Bay site, Environment Minister Albert Jacob said Bunbury would reap the benefits of the Liberal National Government’s commitment to establishing the first State Government department headquarters outside of Perth.

“BCL Group has started the first stage of construction and this is very exciting news for the community.” Mr. Jacob said.

“This degraded site on the city’s doorstep will be transformed as part of an overall tourism precinct vision.”

“The area will be enhanced with a permanent pedestrian link between the Leschenault Inlet and Koombana Bay. Bunbury residents will also benefit from walk trails, a new lookout, upgraded boardwalks and other public facilities.”

Mr. Jacob said the project would create 135 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase, and 600 direct and indirect jobs once the headquarters were fully operational, generating an estimated $75 Million per year for the region’s economy.

“Not only will the development bring scientific, conservation and land management expertise to the region, it will also encourage local graduates and people interested in a career with the agency to stay in the area.” Mr. Jacob said.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the development, made possible by a $28.9 Million investment from Royalties for Regions, would be significant for locals as well as visitors to the region.

WA Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Bunbury residents will be able to enjoy greater options for recreational activities with the improved parkland, walk trails, boardwalks and lookouts as part of the precinct that includes the new headquarters as well as the Dolphin Discovery Centre and Koombana Bay redevelopment.” Mr. Redman said.

“This investment is a major step forward for the region and is expected to reinvigorate Bunbury as the tourism gateway to the South-West.”

Fact File

  • Liberal National Government is also investing $45.63 Million from Royalties for Regions Growing our South to revitalise Koombana Bay and the Dolphin Discovery Centre