The draft Wanju District Structure Plan (DSP) has been released for public comment.
The draft plan sets out key planning aspirations, objectives and principles for Wanju.
The proposed new community of Wanju, east of Eaton and Millbridge, is a significant greenfield development planned for Greater Bunbury over the next few decades.
Wanju will be an innovative form of development - an urban, mixed-use and relatively high-density environment with a strong sense of being a distinct place in its own right.
Public comment closed Wednesday 13 July.
Links to the background reports are below:
- Integrated Transport Strategy 2012 (SKM)
- Ethnographic and Archaeological Heritage Assessment Report 2014 (Big Island Research)
- Flora and Fauna Survey 2015 (GHD)
- Geotechnical Survey Report 2014 (SoilWater)
- Strategic Overarching Bushfire Risk Management Plan 2015 (RUIC)
- Geotechnical Investigation Report 2016 (CMW Geosciences)
Background to Wanju
Initial plans for Wanju emerged from the Greater Bunbury Strategy 2013.
In July 2015, following a public naming competition, the Shire of Dardanup chose ‘Wanju’ for the urban expansion area, which means ‘welcome’ in the local Noongar language.
|Wanju’s significant features|
|Total area||1245 ha|
|Estimated number of dwellings||20,000|
|Estimated number of high schools||3 public, 2 private|
|Estimated number of primary schools||9 public, 2 private|
|Estimated town centre floorspace||70,000 m2 retail
70,000 m2 commercial
|Estimated local centres’ floorspace||42,000 m2 retail floorspace
42,000 m2 commercial floorspace
|Potential number of local jobs||4000 jobs|
|Areas identified as public open space||300 ha|
A conceptual video has been prepared to provide the community with a vision of how the Wanju townsite may develop in the future.
For more information see also Shire of Dardanup website.