Where Do My Rates Go

Rates enable us to deliver services and facilities to the community, including libraries, leisure and community centres, events, planning and building approvals, construction and maintenance, among much, much more.

You can also view the key investments below. 

Key Investments 2021/2022

Your rates fund a wide range of services and community infrastructure that is necessary and important for our environment, our lifestyle and the creation of opportunities.

The City of Busselton delivers a diverse range of services including library services, leisure and community centres, cultural and event services, youth services, planning and building approvals, environmental health, ranger and emergency services, waste management and the delivery of quality parks and gardens, roads, footpaths, cycleways, and community buildings.  

In 2021/2022 we remain committed to infrastructure renewal and the continuation of townscape improvements in Dunsborough and Busselton.  Engagement with the community is an area Council will continue to improve through the implementation of a newly developed Community Engagement Framework.

Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre Construction $18.42M
Rural roads widening (Wildwood Road, Chapman Hill Road, Kaloorup Road, Sugarloaf Road) $5.1M
Dunsborough Lakes Sporting Precinct $4.86M
Dunsborough Non-Potable Water Network $1.5M
Dunsborough Townscape Works and Car Parking $1.2M
Bussell Highway $1.2M
Coastal Protection Projects $1.1M
Busselton Road Network Improvements $985,000
Mitchell Park  $836,000
Vasse River Restoration $640,000
Busselton Margaret River Airport $466,000
Bovell Change Rooms $300,000
Churchill Park Sports Lights Upgrade $212,000
Meelup Coastal Parking and Landscaping $173,000
Shade Sale Program $100,000
Eagle Bay Viewing Platform $95,000
Youth Services Space Dunsborough $80,000
Street Tree Program $70,000
Weed Control $40,000
Feral Animal Control $37,000
Western Ringtail Possum Habitat Planting $21,000

Key Investments 2020/2021

Upgrade Geographe Bay Road, Quindalup $730,000
Construction Dunsborough Lakes sporting precinct (Stage 1) $2,288,000
Causeway Road duplication $2,286,00
Upgrade of the Senior Citizens Centre $728,128
Extension of the Shared Used pathway (along Buayanyup Drain) $640,000
Performing Arts and Convention Centre – commencement of works $14,246,200
Mitchell Park Upgrade (Stage 1) $820,000
Upgrades to Vasse Outdoor recreational facilities $334,270
Busselton town centre paving upgrade (Stage 1) $961,870
Dunsborough non-potable water network upgrade $2,000,000
Busselton Library Upgrade $608,000
Upgrade Barnard Park (Busselton Foreshore East) $1,368,267
Eagle Bay Viewing Platform $95,458
Improvements to the GLC and NCC leisure centres $639,657
Coastal works including groyne reconfigurations $943,090


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