Koombana Bay Redevelopment

Sunset photo of the bridge at Koombana Bay that has been redeveloped

Cardno was thrilled to lead a multi-disciplinary team of consultants to redevelop the Koombana Foreshore in Western Australia’s South-West.

Our personal and professional connection to Koombana Foreshore fuelled our enthusiasm for this project and desire to deliver a state-of-the-art amenity. Cardno, alongside the City of Bunbury, are very proud to have turned this prime but underused waterfront area into a vibrant community and tourism hub.

The Koombana Foreshore has ultimately become the pride of the local community. A place where visitors and residents alike can kick back and relax, swim, play and laugh, exercise, picnic, dine and enjoy life to the fullest. This seaside precinct would also assist with the investment and the further economic development of its region. Koombana Foreshore and the Dolphin Discovery Centre are south-west icons recognised as a “must-visit” destination for visitors to WA’s south-west. With a new $12 million Dolphin Discovery Centre within this precinct, as well as major commercial and residential developments immediately to the west, the refurbished Koombana Foreshore has become an even great focal point.   

To facilitate the development of a robust, sustainable foreshore design, our team integrated the expertise from a range of allied disciplines, including coastal engineering, civil engineering, traffic engineering, transport planning, architecture and public art consultants.  

Cardno effectively founded a collaborative, holistic approach to Koombana Foreshore’s masterplan. Developments in the area successfully delivered a unique space for the Bunbury community and aligned to express the rich history of the bay and its culture in Western Australia’s South West.  

Project Highlights:

One of the project’s key features is the iconic refurbished Koombana Footbridge. This new development establishes a unique connection between the foreshore and Bunbury’s town centre and creates an opportunity for local residents and tourists to pause, reflect and admire the view. 

Cardno and the City of Bunbury have also taken home prestigious awards for the Koombana Foreshore Redevelopment including the 2018 Parks & Leisure Western Australia 'Park of the Year' and the 2019 Australian Coastal 'Annual Achievement' awards.