Have Your Say - Casuarina Drive & BP Beach Upgrades, Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront Stage 2

Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront Stage 2 - Casuarina Drive and BP Beach

Something exciting is happening... Bunbury’s waterfront is transforming.

We’re creating shoreline destinations for the community and visitors to Bunbury.


Draft Landscape Concept feedback survey has now closed

LandCorp, the South West Development Commission and the City of Bunbury are working together under the guidance of the Bunbury Development Committee to redevelop Casuarina Drive and BP Beach by delivering improved pedestrian and cycle links, enhanced landscaping and new social spaces.

Funded by the State Government, the Stage 2 Casuarina Drive and BP Beach redevelopment area will revitalise the precinct and offer modern public amenities to locals and visitors, activating the precinct and providing a new tourism destination. The upgrades aim to build upon a shared vision for transforming Bunbury’s waterfront, creating shoreline destinations for the community and visitors to Bunbury.

This survey has now closed. The final landscape concept will be developed to enable construction to commence mid - late 2019.

Final community feedback is important to ensure we have correctly interpreted and taken into consideration the ideas and requests received during the planning stages and previous online community consultation held in October 2018. Responses from more than 130 residents were received and considered. The information collected has been utilised to help us deliver a new precinct that will be well utilised by Bunbury residents and visitors.

A lot of the most popular and viable requests received have been successfully incorporated into the new landscape design concept, including:

  • New wider pedestrian and casual bicycle pathways along the waterfront
  • Improved pathways to the beach
  • Improved universal access features
  • More grassed open space and landscaped areas
  • More shade and shelter
  • Dune revegetation and re-establishment
  • Coastal protection
  • New bbq, picnic and social areas
  • Upgrades to amenity blocks including toilets and beach showers

A cafe/kiosk and outdoor dining area, possible informal water play space, protected swimming zone and board walk have also been included in the draft landscape concept and will be part of future development plans. Investigations into the existing coastal protection and defence structures are also currently being undertaken. The outcomes of these final investigations may impact on some items proposed within the draft landscape concept.



Background Information

The Casuarina Drive and BP Beach upgrades are part of Stage 2 in the bigger Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront initiative which represents an amazing opportunity to take underused areas and convert them into vibrant places that produce long-term community and economic benefits.

There are several stages and projects involved in Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront being delivered by different parts of the Western Australian Government. Click here to read more about the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront initiative.


Shaping the future of your Waterfront

During 2018, extensive onsite geotechnical and environmental investigations were conducted to help us get a clearer understanding of what each area along Casuarina Drive and BP Beach had the potential to offer and help determine the most beneficial upgrades and outcomes possible.

Following their completion, key stakeholders and Bunbury residents were invited to participate in a survey designed to start conversations and generate ideas from the community about the vision they wanted for landscaping upgrades at Casuarina Drive and BP Beach. 133 survey responses were received.

The results of the investigations and survey results have since helped shape the draft vision, ensuring the landscape concept aligns with the most popular and viable community requests, along with requirements and suitable outcomes for the location and local environment.

The City of Bunbury’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2022 has also been considered and incorporated into the draft landscape concept.

The City recognises that most members of the community, and its visitors, will face access and inclusion challenges at some time in their lives. By making it a priority and taking an active approach to enabling access and inclusion in all future developments and upgrades across the City, the more diverse and inclusive the community can become and proactively assist:

  • People with physical, sensory, psychiatric and intellectual disabilities
  • People from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • People of all ages, including infants and the elderly
  • Residents and visitors.

This will help make Bunbury a richer place to live and visit for the community and visitors alike.


For More Information

  • Visit transformingbunburyswaterfront.com.au to read more about all the projects that are part of the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront initiative and being delivered by different government departments.


Stay Informed

Join our mailing list if you would like to be kept informed of this project and notified when new opportunities become available to get involved.



Something exciting is happening... Bunbury’s waterfront is transforming.

We’re creating shoreline destinations for the community and visitors to Bunbury.


Draft Landscape Concept feedback survey has now closed

LandCorp, the South West Development Commission and the City of Bunbury are working together under the guidance of the Bunbury Development Committee to redevelop Casuarina Drive and BP Beach by delivering improved pedestrian and cycle links, enhanced landscaping and new social spaces.

Funded by the State Government, the Stage 2 Casuarina Drive and BP Beach redevelopment area will revitalise the precinct and offer modern public amenities to locals and visitors, activating the precinct and providing a new tourism destination. The upgrades aim to build upon a shared vision for transforming Bunbury’s waterfront, creating shoreline destinations for the community and visitors to Bunbury.

This survey has now closed. The final landscape concept will be developed to enable construction to commence mid - late 2019.

Final community feedback is important to ensure we have correctly interpreted and taken into consideration the ideas and requests received during the planning stages and previous online community consultation held in October 2018. Responses from more than 130 residents were received and considered. The information collected has been utilised to help us deliver a new precinct that will be well utilised by Bunbury residents and visitors.

A lot of the most popular and viable requests received have been successfully incorporated into the new landscape design concept, including:

  • New wider pedestrian and casual bicycle pathways along the waterfront
  • Improved pathways to the beach
  • Improved universal access features
  • More grassed open space and landscaped areas
  • More shade and shelter
  • Dune revegetation and re-establishment
  • Coastal protection
  • New bbq, picnic and social areas
  • Upgrades to amenity blocks including toilets and beach showers

A cafe/kiosk and outdoor dining area, possible informal water play space, protected swimming zone and board walk have also been included in the draft landscape concept and will be part of future development plans. Investigations into the existing coastal protection and defence structures are also currently being undertaken. The outcomes of these final investigations may impact on some items proposed within the draft landscape concept.



Background Information

The Casuarina Drive and BP Beach upgrades are part of Stage 2 in the bigger Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront initiative which represents an amazing opportunity to take underused areas and convert them into vibrant places that produce long-term community and economic benefits.

There are several stages and projects involved in Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront being delivered by different parts of the Western Australian Government. Click here to read more about the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront initiative.


Shaping the future of your Waterfront

During 2018, extensive onsite geotechnical and environmental investigations were conducted to help us get a clearer understanding of what each area along Casuarina Drive and BP Beach had the potential to offer and help determine the most beneficial upgrades and outcomes possible.

Following their completion, key stakeholders and Bunbury residents were invited to participate in a survey designed to start conversations and generate ideas from the community about the vision they wanted for landscaping upgrades at Casuarina Drive and BP Beach. 133 survey responses were received.

The results of the investigations and survey results have since helped shape the draft vision, ensuring the landscape concept aligns with the most popular and viable community requests, along with requirements and suitable outcomes for the location and local environment.

The City of Bunbury’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2022 has also been considered and incorporated into the draft landscape concept.

The City recognises that most members of the community, and its visitors, will face access and inclusion challenges at some time in their lives. By making it a priority and taking an active approach to enabling access and inclusion in all future developments and upgrades across the City, the more diverse and inclusive the community can become and proactively assist:

  • People with physical, sensory, psychiatric and intellectual disabilities
  • People from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • People of all ages, including infants and the elderly
  • Residents and visitors.

This will help make Bunbury a richer place to live and visit for the community and visitors alike.


For More Information

  • Visit transformingbunburyswaterfront.com.au to read more about all the projects that are part of the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront initiative and being delivered by different government departments.


Stay Informed

Join our mailing list if you would like to be kept informed of this project and notified when new opportunities become available to get involved.