Community invited to have their say on upgrades to Boulters Heights

Have your say: City releases new masterplan for Boulters Heights

THE BUNBURY community are invited to provide their feedback on a draft masterplan as released by the city, that will see important upgrades to Boulters Heights.

Located at the top of Withers Crescent, Boulters Heights features timber staircases and lookouts offering views of the CBD.

Following the themes of 'restore, activate and lookout', highlights of the draft masterplan include upgrades to the two existing lookouts, new timber staircases, sculpture and interpretive elements, revitalised open space and installation of park infrastructure.

Additional proposals include a timber staircase that will transform into an urban waterfall in line with the city's lighting project.

The staircase is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the waterfall formerly located at the site.

Under the restore theme, weed control, bank stabilisation and planting of ecologically appropriate species specific to the Quindalup Dunes system, along with amenity native species at key locations is proposed.

Further consultation is essential to help prioritise works and ensure that what the City is proposing is in line with the community's aspirations and values for Boulters Heights.

City of Bunbury mayor Jaysen De San Miguel said it was "no secret" that Boulters Heights was in need of "some upgrades and attention".

"It's a unique, iconic and important part of Bunbury's CBD," Cr De San Miguel said.

"The draft masterplan developed by the city is an exciting step towards this reserve reaching its full potential and becoming even more of an attraction that both our community and visitors can enjoy.

"I encourage our community to have a look at the draft plan, provide feedback and be involved in the future enhancement of Boulters Heights."

To view the draft masterplan and to provide feedback, visit https://bunbury.mysocialpinpoint.com.au/boulters-heights-reserve-draft-masterplan.

Community engagement has been undertaken to develop the draft masterplan including meetings with local Elders and community groups.

Feedback will close on December 17.