Why live in Bunbury?

Did you know that according to a report in the Bunbury Mail about 2150 people moved to Bunbury in 2009/10? Most people apparently moved to Dalyellup, Eaton and Australind, and the seaside suburb of Dalyellup had a 7% population jump making the Shire of Capel the fastest growing local Government area in WA, and the 5th fastest nationwide.

  • Bunbury is WA’s third largest city, and the 18th largest regional city in Australia by size. It’s big enough to offer everything you need on a day to day basis, and yet small enough to be user-friendly.
  • It’s less than two hours south of Perth and one hour north of the famous Margaret River wine region.
  • About 68,300 people live in the greater Bunbury area which includes the 34,000 living in the city centre.
  • Known as the City of Three Waters it’s situated on a peninsula surrounded by the waves of the Indian Ocean, the tranquil waters of Koombana Bay, and the calm Leschenault Estuary, which incidentally is a prime crabbing spot if you’re partial to a bit of free seafood.
  • City lifestyle, world class restaurants and historical buildings such as the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery built in 1897 as a convent, go hand in hand with un-crowded beaches, al-fresco cafes and works of modern public art.

A burgeoning cultural centre, a cinema, as well as several pubs and clubs along Victoria Street cater for night time entertainment.

Cycle tracks span from ocean to forest and there are numerous walking trails around the city. Fishing, sailing, surfing, outrigging, dragon boating and kayaking are popular sports.

Just imagine … you could walk from the office to Back Beach for a surf or swim, have a coffee and sandwich along Bunbury’s cappuccino strip, or perhaps stroll to Koombana Bay and interact with dolphins  at the Dolphin Discovery Centre–  within the space of your lunch hour.

And if you need reason to believe that Bunbury is starting to boom ….

A seven kilometre belt of bushland is mooted to become Bunbury’s King’s Park and will include various conservation areas.

There’s a waterfront venue in the pipeline for Australind, something like a waterfront tavern to make the most of the Leschenault Inlet.

That old eyesore, the former St John of God hospital that’s been closed for 10 years is going to be demolished and will make way for a new building consisting of commercial space and 120 appartments.

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre is in for a $10 milllion expansion.

Bunbury’s landmark Lighthouse Beach Resort will get a multi million facelift .

For more information about Bunbury:-

Geographe Crush Food and Wine Festival, Bunbury

6 Waterside restaurants to rave about in Bunbury, Western Australia

Interesting Facts about Bunbury

Tourism Related Sites:  www.australiassouthwest.com, www.dolphindiscovery.com.au,

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