Safe Active Streets

The City of Bunbury together with the Department of Transport sought community input to help inform the Safe Active Street project in East Bunbury in April 2021.

Safe Active Streets are designed to create a safer experience for all street users, including people walking, riding and driving, as well as those using other personal mobility devices.

This project proposes a series of upgrades to both Stirling Street and Austral Parade to promote a safer environment for people walking and cycling while also slowing and calming traffic to promote driver and community safety.

In March 2020, the Department of Transport provided funding of $50,000 to undertake a project feasibility study and concept planning for a safe active street corridor to link the Estuary Drive shared path to the Bunbury CBD.

Concept designs were developed and include:

  • Allocation of some road space along the corridor for landscaping and trees to improve street amenity;
  • Implementation of raised intersections to promote slower vehicle speeds and safer pedestrian environments;
  • Construction of slow points to restrict vehicle speed;
  • Reinvigorate the road environment between King Road and Hough Road to create a small town centre, which promotes this area as a hub for the nearby community; and
  • A separated shared path with vegetated buffers throughout Austral Parade.

Residents living within the road network immediately connected to the project were invited to provide feedback on the concept designs.

The community was also invited to provide feedback via a survey and interactive map on the concept designs.