Wanju is set on 1210 hectares to the east of the Eaton townsite within the Shire of Dardanup
The name ‘Wanju’ means ‘welcome’ in the local Noongar language, and was chosen by the Shire of Dardanup following a public naming competition.
Wanju will offer a range of multi-storey housing, an emphasis on a mix of uses, and opportunities to walk, cycle and use public transport not previously seen in regional Western Australia.
The Collie River and Millars Creek foreshores will be enhanced to act as important ecological, recreational and surface water management corridors.
The Greater Bunbury Region Scheme and the Shire of Dardanup’s Local Planning Schemes will be updated to reflect the new Wanju District Structure Plan.
|Total area||1210 ha|
|Estimated number of dwellings||18,500|
|Estimated number of high schools||2 public, 2 private|
|Estimated number of primary schools||10 public, 2 private|
|Estimated town centre floorspace||
35,000 m2 retail
30,000 m2 commercial
|Estimated local centres' floorspace||
21,000 m2 retail floorspace
18,000 m2 commercial floorspace
|Potential number of local jobs||4000 jobs|
|Areas identified as public open space||370 ha|