Wanju District Structure Plan

The purpose of the Wanju District Structure Plan is to set out the key planning principles that will help establish a new urban development for the Greater Bunbury region.

Wanju is set on 1210 hectares to the east of the Eaton townsite within the Shire of Dardanup

The name ‘Wanju’ means ‘welcome’ in the local Noongar language, and was chosen by the Shire of Dardanup following a public naming competition.

Wanju will offer a range of multi-storey housing, an emphasis on a mix of uses, and opportunities to walk, cycle and use public transport not previously seen in regional Western Australia.

The Collie River and Millars Creek foreshores will be enhanced to act as important ecological, recreational and surface water management corridors.

The Greater Bunbury Region Scheme and the Shire of Dardanup’s Local Planning Schemes will be updated to reflect the new Wanju District Structure Plan.

 Wanju’s significant features
Total area1210 ha
 Estimated number of dwellings18,500
 Estimated number of high schools2 public, 2 private
 Estimated number of primary schools10 public, 2 private
 Estimated town centre floorspace35,000 m2 retail
30,000 m2 commercial
Estimated local centres’ floorspace21,000 m2 retail floorspace
18,000 m2 commercial floorspace
 Potential number of local jobs4000 jobs
Areas identified as public open space370 ha
Page last reviewed 27 May 2020
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