Bunbury City Council has started on its plan to revitalise Glen Iris.
The council this week revealed its priorities for the suburb, based on community consultation and feedback, through its Glen Iris Action Plan.
The plan includes initiatives around beautification, bushland management, community connection, land-use planning, littering and dumping, improvements to parks and open space, paths and kerbs, road safety, space activation, traffic management and street lighting.
The council has informed the Department of Communities of residents’ preference to retain bushland and referred a local sports precinct idea to the Bunbury Development Committee’s Glen Iris Structure Plan Working Group.
Under the plan, each focus point has an action and a timeframe for completion.
Deputy Mayor Jaysen Miguel the action plan was the first step in improving the suburb and it was a long time coming.
“We are focused on revitalising Glen Iris and to ensure the residents’ wants and needs for their suburb are heard,” Cr Miguel said.
“It’s very important for the community out here, obviously it’s been a long time coming and been discussed for a long time.
“This work has now come on with some community consultation, so it’s been a fantastic initiative and hopefully we’ll see some stuff happening out there soon.”
Specific actions under the plan include considering $150,000 to fund a new entry statement for the suburb, additional bins, playground maintenance, more footpaths and installing traffic counters and calming devices in known hoon areas.
The plan was developed following consultation with residents, including a street meet in December.
Bunbury Development Committee chairwoman Robyn Fenech said it was pleasing to see locals provide input.
“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.
The council has referred concerns about a step up, step down facility to Bunbury MLA Don Punch and traffic congestion concerns to the working group.