• New project to revitalise Mangrove Cove
  • Tenders invited for Stage 2 construction works

The McGowan Government is calling for construction tenders for the next stage of works at Mangrove Cove in Bunbury.

The project will include construction of an accessible nature-play focused playground, a new accessible toilet block and further site landscaping.

The proposed developments at Mangrove Cove will build on and complement existing facilities, including the lookout tower and environmental education pavilion.

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is calling on contractors to register for notifications and check for details of the tender advertisement at http://www.tenders.wa.gov.au

The project is jointly managed by DBCA and the Department of Finance. Construction is expected to start in the first half of 2021 for an estimated completion in October 2021.

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

 "The McGowan Government values nature-based recreational opportunities, and importantly these new upgrades will ensure that Mangrove Cove is universally accessible to all visitors.

"The Mangrove Walk trail around the Leschenault Inlet is already a highly popular attraction, and these proposed developments at Mangrove Cove will complement the existing facilities and create a valuable asset for local and regional visitors.

"These upgrades are part of the State Government's election commitment to maintain and improve the environmental, recreational, social and cultural values for the residents of Bunbury and surrounds."

Comments attributed to Bunbury MLA Don Punch:

"Mangrove Cove is a much-loved location in Bunbury and this project will only increase its attractiveness to residents and visitors alike.

"This is a highly appropriate use of this environmentally sensitive site with the development of a nature-based playground sure to be embraced by the community.

"I am particularly pleased that the high levels of accessibility in this project mean the playground will be available for everyone in our community to enjoy."

Page reviewed 23 Dec 2020