Community Engagement

Your Say Busselton 

Your thoughts, feelings and ideas are important to us. What you say will assist Council decision making and ultimately help shape the future of our growing City.  

The City’s online engagement portal Your Say Busselton allows you to share your thoughts and ideas on a wide range of Council activities.

You can provide feedback on topics such as:

  • Specific projects and plans that the City has in mind
  • Development Approvals
  • Local Planning Policies, Local Planning Scheme or other Planning Strategies

Members of the public are also welcome to attend or speak at council or committee meetings. For further information see community participation on the council and committee meetings page.

Community Satisfaction Survey 

Over the past few years the City of Busselton has engaged an independent consultant to undertake a  whole of community satisfaction survey.

The past two surveys have been undertaken by Catalyse and a scorecard has been produced summarising outcomes and identifying areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

The outcomes of the survey:

  • Support a review of the Strategic Community Plan
  • Assess performance against objectives and key performance indicators in the Strategic Community Plan
  • Help determine community priorities
  • Benchmarks our performance against past years and against other Western Australian local Governments

Community Survey 2020

Community Survey 2017

Liveability Census 2023

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2023 Australian Liveability Census earlier this year. We had just over 400 responses from within the Local Government Area.

84% of respondents indicated they are satisfied with where they live, giving us an overall liveability score of 70 out of 100. This is a great result, above the national average!

So what are our strengths in the City of Busselton?

  1. Elements of the natural environment
  2. Sense of neighbourhood safety
  3. General condition of public open space

And what do we need to work on?

  1. Promoting protection of the natural environment
  2. Encouraging sustainable behaviours in the community  

Liveability Census 2023 Full Report

Related Information

Community Engagement Framework


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