The City engaged with key stakeholders and community on the Bunbury Housing Strategy from 8 February to 21 March 2021.
The City of Bunbury adopted a new strategy on 18 May 2021 to guide and provide for the City of Bunbury’s current and future housing needs.
The Housing Strategy is important because:
- Greater Bunbury Region’s population is expected to more than double to 200,000 people by 2050 and around 39,000 new homes will be built within the Bunbury Geographe region.
- The City of Bunbury has a responsibility to better manage how it will manage new housing and where that should be located;
- Housing affordability is recognised as a growing problem across the Greater Bunbury region;
- Our community is changing with less people living in each house and an ageing population; and
- There is a need for a mix of housing choices to suit the changing population.
- One of the primary purposes for developing a Local Housing Strategy is to ensure that the supply of housing meets the current and future needs of the community.
A draft Local Housing Strategy was initially developed within initial consultation with government agencies, the local community and those within the housing industry.
Prior to finalising the strategy, the community were encouraged, via a survey and interactive map, to comment on the draft strategy.