Ian Stubbs, the Mayor of the City of Busselton, invites direct feedback from members of the community regarding matters that the Council is considering, issues of concern in the community or projects being undertaken by your local government. Ian will present his views on a wide range of issues of importance to residents and the Council through this Mayor's Blog, and he invites your views in return. This is an opportunity for community members to respond directly to the Mayor and also to allow other community members to see and consider your views.
Ian Stubbs was the President of the Shire of Busselton from October 2009 until January 2012 after being elected to Council in October 2007. He then became the Mayor of the City of Busselton on the day of the official proclamation of the City, 21 January 2012. His current term as Mayor continues until October 2013 and as Councillor until 2015. Prior to being elected to Council, Ian had a long career in Local Government and worked as a CEO in the industry. He is enjoying the challenges and opportunities presented by being on the Council, and particularly leading the group of elected members as the Mayor.
As always, he welcomes your views either via this forum, or by making direct contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIFFERENTIAL RATES – TOURISM, MARKETING AND EVENTS
As part of its annual budget each year, the Council allocates significant funding towards tourism, marketing and events.
Additional funds have, in the past, also been allocated for these same purposes via the raising of the Busselton CBD specified area rate (SAR) which was administered by the Busselton Chamber o
Effective communication with residents and stakeholders is vitally important for local governments. It ensures transparency, instils confidence and makes for a more unified community.
Community surveys undertaken by the Shire in the early 2000s highlighted communication as one of the organisation’s most important areas for improvement.
Western Ringtail Possum (WRP) – a resident of Busselton and Dunsborough
Council will soon consider a range of options aimed at improving life for the ‘endangered’ Western Ringtail Possum.
The Western Ringtail Possum (WRP) is unique to the South West of WA.