City of Bunbury (Bunbury, Pelican Point, Glen Iris, College Grove, Carey Park, Gelorup, Withers)

Geographical Location & Population
With a population of over 50,000 residents Bunbury is located 175 kilometers south from the Perth metropolitan region. A rich maritime heritage has inspired the birth of this waterfront playground. The Leschenault Estuary, deep water port, the sheltered Koombana bay, a protected boat harbor and the Indian Ocean are within a few minutes of the City. With it’s unique waterside location and growing economy, Bunbury Real Estate is a highly sought after commodity with locals and investors alike.

Transport
Getting to Bunbury: The City of Bunbury is located in the south west corner of Western Australia, an easy 1.5 hours of driving south from Perth. The city is also accessible by public rail and coach services or chartered flights are an option too.

Education
Bunbury offers a host of educational opportunities including 19 government schools (14 Primary and 5 Secondary), 10 private schools offering primary and secondary education and 3 education support centers. For those wishing to undertake tertiary studies, Bunbury is home to South West Regional College of TAFE and South West Campus of Edith Cowan University.

Business/Economy:
Recently, Bunbury has transformed from a purely industrial city to an outstanding lifestyle driven, diverse and thriving city centre. Major business and economy sectors include retail, tourism, manufacturing, construction, health and community services. The pace of change is breathtaking with investment occurring in every facet of Bunbury’s economy. As such, the demand for Bunbury Real Estate and the price that common Bunbury properties are yielding, is constantly increasing.

Recreation/Arts & Culture/Shopping :
Bunbury’s city centre comes alive with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the entertainment and restaurant precinct, the six screen Grand Cinema Complex, the international standard Bunbury Entertainment Centre and the new waterfront precinct of restaurants and tavern.

In addition, Bunbury is host to many festivals all year round, boasts well maintained parks, reserves, recreation and sporting grounds for all to enjoy and has a rich art and culture scene with The Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, The Stirling Street Arts Centre and The City of Bunbury Art Collection.

Visitors can find out more about things to do in Bunbury include food and wine, adventure activities and much more at the Bunbury Visitor Information Centre.

Shire of Harvey (Harvey, Australind, Leschenault, Kinston, Binningup, Treendale)

Geographical Location & Population
With a population estimated to be just over 23, 000, the Shire of Harvey is located in the South West region of Western Australia. Famous for its relaxed lifestyle, the Shire of Harvey boasts green pastures, rolling hills and pristine beaches. Harvey, the town itself, has a population over 2500 people and is a rural service centre that is host to orchards, market gardens, a substainital timber industry and rich agricultural land where sheep, beef and dairy cattle are reared and graze.

Transport
Getting to Harvey: Harvey is located in the south west corner of Western Australia, an easy 1.5 hours of driving south from Perth. The city is also accessible by public rail and coach services.

Education
As Harvey is the centre of the Western Australian dairy industry it is host to an agricultural college as well as a high school and a primary school.

Business/Economy
With a rich history in agriculture, Harvey’s economy is largely driven by the farming industry.

Recreation/Arts & Culture/Shopping
While Harvey is a small town, it offers quality dining and shopping and accommodation for travellers. Popular spots for visitors include:

The Darling Ranges where you can see the new Harvey Dam and Stirling Dam offering a number of pleasant picnic spots and interesting bushwalks.

Logue Brook Dam to the north popular for water skiing, sailing, swimming, sailboarding and fishing.
The ‘Big Tree’ reputedly the largest jarrah tree in existence- located 25 km from Harvey

Dardanup Shire (Dardanup, Eaton, Millbridge)

Geographical Location & Population
The historic town of Dardanup (small town in the Shire of Dardanup Pop. 12,200) is set in lush green cattle country and is the gateway to the scenic Ferguson Valley with its rolling hills, picturesque valleys and views to the Indian Ocean.

Transport
Approximately 185km from Perth- Dardanup is a leisurely 15 minute drive from the larger town of Bunbury. Bunbury is an easy two hours of driving south from Perth and also accessible by public rail and coach services or chartered flights.

Education
Quality kindergarten, primary and secondary education is available in Dardanup with many additional education facilities in the Dardanup shire.

Business/Economy
Set in traditionally dairy country, Dardanup is becoming known for its burgeoning wine industry. A drive through the rolling hills of this picturesque area will reveal row upon row of grapes. Local Industries in the Dardanp Shire include: Beef cattle, sheep, timber, brickworks, sawmills, particle board factory, resin plant, road transport, dairy, tourism, wineries, stockfeeds, extractive industry, poultry abattoir, commercial business and retail.

Recreation/Arts & Culture/Shopping
In Dardanup itself there are a multitude of activities from trout and freshwater fishing in rock pools and rivers, swimming, camping, heritage walk trails and the opportunity to explore the region on a scenic drive. Attractions in the area include:
Ferguson Valley, Wellington Dam, State Forest, Gnomesville, Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup Equestrian Centre, Farmstay Accommodation, Dardanup Heritage Park, Wellington Mill Disc Golf, the 36 metre King Jarrah Tree and many boutique wineries.

Capel Shire (Capel, Dalyellup, Stratham)

Geographical Location & Population
Located in the South West of Western Austrlaia, Capel (Pop, est. 1970 people) a picturesque small town in the Shire of Capel, sits just over 200km south of Perth. Capel lies amongst rural countryside, rolling hills, wide open spaces, stunning beaches, rich Jarrah forests and the magnificent Tuart forest which is part of the only naturally occurring Tuart forest in the world.

Transport
Capel is just over 200kms south of Perth, 27km south of Bunbury and 28km north of Busselton. Bunbury is an easy two hours driving from Perth and also accessible by public rail and coach services or chartered flights. A short drive from Bunbury will find you in the heart of Capel Shire.

Education
Capel Shire is host to a variety of primary and secondary schools. Located close to Bunbury, those wishing to undertake tertiary studies can attend South West Regional College of TAFE and South West Campus of Edith Cowan University. Harvey, also a nearby town has a well-recognized agricultural school.

Business/Economy
The Shire of Capel is one of the fastest growing regions of Western Australia with a growing diverse economic base. Traditional industries include agriculture, predominantly dairying, beef, orchards and viticulture. Capel Vale winery also supplies local, interstate and export markets. The largest industry in the Shire is Iluka Resources which is involved in minerals sands exploration, project development, operations and marketing. There is also a strong tourism trade.

Recreation/Arts & Culture/Shopping
Popular as a holiday destination, Capel Shire is host to a variety of attractions, cultural experiences and more. Popular places for locals and tourists alike include: The many stunning beaches, Capel Golf Club, Capelite Cafe – Arts & Crafts, Capel Vale Winery, Earth and Fire Pottery, The Forgery, Ironstone Gully Falls, Jalindia Orchard Gallery, Pepperwood Vineyard Estate, Peppi Pottery & Glass Studio, South West Gemstone Museum and Tuart Forest National Park.