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Bunbury waterfront development closer to fruition
Bunbury waterfront development closer to fruition

Landcorp is edging closer to selling off lots at Koombana North as part of the Bunbury Waterfront Development, with the subdivision and sale expected to start early next year.

Bunbury City Council last month approved a scheme amendment for the land — setting the legal parameters for development — which is about 1.27ha of public parkland between Koombana Drive and the ski beach.

The council’s acting chief executive officer Geoff Klem said the amendment gave Landcorp and future developers a clear idea of what they could and could not do at the site.

Landcorp is expected to put forward a structure plan for Koombana North for approval at this month’s council meeting before the lots are subdivided and released for sale next year.

The land has been zoned for ‘‘mixed use’’ and will be similar to the Marlston Waterfront development with commercial and office space on the ground floor and residential above.

Height limits for buildings have been set at four and five storeys along Koombana Drive, to a maximum of six storeys at the land overlooking the ski beach and close to the roundabout at the CBD end of the road.

Koombana North will be the first site developed as part of the multi-million dollar Waterfront Development, which encompasses crown land along the coastal foreshore of Koombana Bay and the Outer Harbour.

Mr Klem said Landcorp had committed to landscaping the ski beach area to the high standard of the Marlston Waterfront area.

He said the project had been an excellent collaboration between Landcorp, the State Department of Planning and Bunbury City Council.

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