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Withers Local Area Plan and Community Hub

Client: City of Bunbury, Housing Authority and South West Development Commission
Location: Bunbury, WA
Dates: 2014 – 2016
Collaborators: City of Bunbury, Housing Authority, South West Development Commission, Officer Woods Architects and the community and stakeholders of Withers, including Aboriginal community representatives

The Withers Local Area Plan sets out an agreed, top-down and bottom-up, framework for the future of Withers, including a vision, key themes (community diversity, land rationalisation, increased connectivity and amenity), spatial plan, identification of key precincts for strategic redevelopment and ten implementation strategies. Having strong support from our client, the City of Bunbury, and collaborators the Housing Authority and the South West Development Commission, the UDLA team worked closely with a number of ‘community champions‘ to communicate with and learn with the people of Withers. This was integral to an outcome which responded to Withers’ unique identity, and ensured the process was directly aligned with both community and local government needs, expectations and resources.

AWARDS:
  • 2016 AILA WA Award of Excellence for Communities