Last landfill goes into Koom­bana site

South Western Times - - Budget 2017-18 -

A MA­JOR project to re­de­velop Koom­bana Bay is on track to be com­pleted by De­cem­ber.

The multi-mil­lion dol­lar project is at the cen­tre of the Bun­bury City Coun­cil’s 2017-18 Bud­get and is re­spon­si­ble for the coun­cil’s big­gest fi­nan­cial plan yet.

With a cut of the more than $12 mil­lion project al­ready spent, the coun­cil al­lo­cated $11.6 mil­lion in its lat­est fi­nan­cials.

The coun­cil is han­dling the money on be­half of the State Gov­ern­ment.

South West De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ash­ley Cle­ments con­firmed the project was on track and work was ham­mer­ing on.

“Peo­ple can see the trans­for­ma­tion tak­ing place, with progress be­ing made ev­ery day,” Mr Cle­ments said.

“It’s still on track for com­ple­tion by De­cem­ber.”

The last landfill has been trucked to the bay-side site and aerial shots pro­vided by the coun­cil show ob­vi­ous zones within the de­vel­op­ment. The project in­cludes ex­tra park­ing bays, a pedes­trian promenade, re­vamped kiosk and an am­phithe­atre.

Mr Cle­ments said the project had “cap­tured the imag­i­na­tion of the com­mu­nity”.

“There is a gen­eral sense of an­tic­i­pa­tion as to how it will trans­form Bun­bury for the bet­ter,” he said.

“We’ve seen how Bun­bury took a leap for­ward through the trans­for­ma­tion of Marl­ston Hill – this is the next step.”

Pic­ture: City of Bun­bury

Work to re­vi­talise Koom­bana Bay as part of the Trans­form­ing Bun­bury's Wa­ter­front project is pro­gress­ing well with the last fill un­loaded and zones now ob­vi­ous.

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