Revamped Discovery Centre takes shape

May 27, 2018 by  

Work has begun on the redevelopment of the new Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury.

In a move to revitalise the area’s waterfront, Perkins Builders has been enlisted to carry out the construction of the MCG Architects-designed building which is to include a souvenir shop, café, exhibits and interpretative centre.

Rebecca Ball, of the South West Development Commission, said the project was making the vision for Bunbury’s waterfront, a reality. She explained that it was part of the ongoing waterfront transformation and should spur tourism in the area. In addition, she pointed out that many jobs have also been created to deliver the development.

When complete, visitors to the city will be able to walk between the Dolphin Centre, Koombana Foreshore and the central business district.

While the centre was closed on May 1 to allow construction to proceed, the regular Eco tours advertised on promotional brochure printing will continue to be available.

Bookings can be made via the Dolphin Discovery website.

It is expected that when complete, the new-look tourist attraction will become a local landmark that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

Stage one of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project, facilitated by the State Government, includes Koombana Bay Foreshore’s revitalisation and the redevelopment of the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Both are expected to be completed in December this year.