City of Bunbury suburb Glen Iris formalises a plan for improvement

Woodley Road in Glen Iris.
Woodley Road in Glen Iris.

A new entry statement and more footpaths are among the list of aspirations from Glen Iris residents.

In December the City of Bunbury held a Street Meet where residents were invited to put forward their ideas to city staff and the city’s online engagement portal Social Pinpoint was also used to seek feedback.

Themes raised from the forum have helped establish the Glen Iris action plan.

The plan includes initiatives and activities relating to beautification, bushland management, community connection, land-use planning, littering/dumping, improvements to parks and open space, paths and kerbs, road safety, space activation, traffic management and street lighting.

Assigned to each theme is an action as well as a timeframe for when each action will be completed by.

Specific actions include replanting roundabouts to add colour and vibrancy, Educating the community about rubbish dumping, playground maintenance, additional bins, install traffic counters and calming devices in known hoon areas and solar lighting installation.

City of Bunbury deputy mayor Jaysen Miguel said the action plan was the first step in improving the suburb.

The Bunbury Development Committee also have improving the suburb on its to do list.

Committee chair Robyn Fenech said she was pleased locals have taken up the opportunity to provide input.

“Glen Iris is a well-located suburb. It is apparent there are a range of things that can be done to improve the suburb. We’re also looking at structure planning and access into the area,” Ms Fenech said.

Integrated planning has begun with a local and state government commitment to prepare a district structure plan over Glen Iris.

This will address issues relating to the upgrading requirements for Vittoria Road and key intersections with the Forrest Highway and South West Highway, the provision of community facilities and open space, drainage, housing diversity and general road connectivity.

The preparatory modelling work and district structure plan is expected to take about 12 to 18 months to complete.

The Glen Iris Action Plan can be viewed via Social Pinpoint – bunbury.mysocialpinpoint.com.au – by clicking on the Glen Iris Street Meet link on the homepage.