Initial plans for Wanju emerged from the Greater Bunbury Strategy 2013.
In July 2015, following a public naming competition, the Shire of Dardanup chose ‘Wanju’ for the urban expansion area, which means ‘welcome’ in the local Noongar language.
| Wanju’s significant features|
|Total area||1245 ha|
| Estimated number of dwellings ||20,000|
| Estimated number of high schools ||3 public, 2 private|
| Estimated number of primary schools ||9 public, 2 private|
| Estimated town centre floorspace||70,000 m2 retail|
70,000 m2 commercial
|Estimated local centres’ floorspace||42,000 m2 retail floorspace|
42,000 m2 commercial floorspace
| Potential number of local jobs||4000 jobs|
|Areas identified as public open space||300 ha|
For more information see also Shire of Dardanup website.