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Busselton Margaret River Airport’s RFDS dedicated transfer facility a
Posted 10 June 2024 Busselton Margaret River Airport’s RFDS dedicated transfer facility a game changer

There is more good news for the south west community, with today officially marking the opening of a dedicated emergency services transfer facility and apron for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) at the Busselton Margaret River Airport.

Minister for Planning Decides Dunsborough Town Centre Height Limits
Posted 31 May 2024 Minister for Planning Decides Dunsborough Town Centre Height Limits

The Minister for Planning has decided on new height limits for the Dunsborough Town Centre.

City of Busselton confirmed as a leading regional local government area!
Posted 30 May 2024 City of Busselton confirmed as a leading regional local government area!

The results are in from the city-wide survey which was conducted in February and March this year.

City of Busselton delivers Churchill Park upgrades
Posted 30 May 2024 City of Busselton delivers Churchill Park upgrades

https://www.busselton.wa.gov.au/community/parks-facilities-and-venues/churchill-park.aspx

Busselton's local musicians to perform on the Saltwater stage
Posted 29 May 2024 Busselton's local musicians to perform on the Saltwater stage

After a decades long wait, Busselton’s local musicians will finally have a world-class stage to perform on when construction of their new performing arts centre completes.

City of Busselton Business Development, Events and Marketing Funding
Posted 23 May 2024 City of Busselton Business Development, Events and Marketing Funding Announced!

The City of Busselton’s Events Sponsorship Program will yet again provide significant funding to continue with the successful delivery of several well-loved events within the City. The program also supporting the development and attraction of new events which promote the City as both an attractive place to live and do business, and as an event tourism destination.

New South West Joint Design Review Panel to be hosted by City of Busselton
Posted 22 May 2024 New South West Joint Design Review Panel to be hosted by City of Busselton

The first meeting of an innovative new South West Joint Design Review Panel will be hosted by the City of Busselton on 31 May 2024. This is a shared initiative between the Cities of Busselton and Bunbury and the Shires of Augusta Margaret River, Collie and Harvey.

Neuron Mobility installs parking decals for e-scooters
Posted 20 May 2024 Neuron Mobility installs parking decals for e-scooters

In March this year, the Busselton Council resolved to extend the trial of hireable e-scooters until November 2024, to enable Neuron Mobility to attempt to address community concerns from the initial trial period.

Council confirms third round of Community Assistance Program Grants
Posted 20 May 2024 Council confirms third round of Community Assistance Program Grants

A third suite of projects funded through the City’s 2023/24 Community Assistance Program were given Council’s endorsement.

Foreshore site confirmed for new Busselton Marine Discovery Centre
Posted 16 May 2024 Foreshore site confirmed for new Busselton Marine Discovery Centre

At its meeting on 15 May 2024, Council provided in principle support for the City of Busselton to enter into a lease with Busselton Jetty Inc (BJI) for the construction and operation of a new, purpose-built Marine Discovery Centre on the Busselton foreshore.

City of Busselton to explore sites for new District Leisure and
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Posted 16 May 2024 City of Busselton to explore sites for new District Leisure and Recreation Centre

At its meeting last night, 15 May 2024 the City of Busselton Council made the decision to move forward with identifying a location for a new District Leisure and Recreation Centre.

OracleCMS Cyber Incident
Posted 14 May 2024 OracleCMS Cyber Incident

The City of Busselton would like to assure customers that no customer data held by the City was accessed during a recent cyber security incident involving OracleCMS.

Special Council Meeting held 1 May 2024
Posted 13 May 2024 Special Council Meeting held 1 May 2024

On 1 May 2024 a Special Council Meeting was held to consider the motions put forward by the electors. The Council unanimously resolved to make a submission to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water on behalf of the electors and community members of the City of Busselton regarding the Federal Government’s proposal to declare an area for offshore wind development in the Indian Ocean off the Bunbury region in Western Australia (Proposal). 

City of Busselton joins global trend with new dog behaviour initiative
Posted 13 May 2024 City of Busselton joins global trend with new dog behaviour initiative

This month the City of Busselton, in partnership with local vets, is launching a Yellow Dog campaign to help the community understand that some dogs need space.

Rio Tinto donation for Saltwater
Posted 01 May 2024 Rio Tinto donation for Saltwater

The City is delighted to have been provided with a generous donation of $250,000 from Rio Tinto towards audio-visual equipment and other technology at Saltwater.

Busselton Jetty Marine Discovery Centre to Open July 2024
Posted 30 April 2024 Busselton Jetty Marine Discovery Centre to Open July 2024

A new family friendly marine discovery experience will open on the Busselton foreshore in July 2024 in the Railway House Ballaarat Room.

Proposed Federal Offshore Wind Area – Special Council Meeting to be held
Posted 29 April 2024 Proposed Federal Offshore Wind Area – Special Council Meeting to be held on 1 May 2024

A Special Electors Meeting was recently called by members of the community with their purpose being for Council “to hear the views of the electors in regard to the proposed implementing and construction of a Wind Turbine Farm in Geographe Bay”.

Council appoints independent members to its Waterways Management
Posted 23 April 2024 Council appoints independent members to its Waterways Management Committee and Audit and Risk Committee

At its meeting on 17 April 2024, Council appointed two independent external members, Vikki Viela and Steve Disley, to its new Waterways Management Committee. Council also appointed local resident Ben Townend as the independent external member of their Audit and Risk Committee.

Guide Dogs WA Partner with City of Busselton
Posted 19 April 2024 Guide Dogs WA Partner with City of Busselton

The City is excited to announce its partnership with Guide Dogs WA to support the first ever Guide and Assistance Dogs in Formal Training here in the South West.

Lower Vasse River staged approach of sediment removal continues
Posted 18 April 2024 Lower Vasse River staged approach of sediment removal continues

The City of Busselton continues to work through its 6 staged-approach of sediment removal within the Lower Vasse River.

Council requests a ban on shark fishing with a wire trace at the
Posted 18 April 2024 Council requests a ban on shark fishing with a wire trace at the Busselton Jetty

Following consultation with the local community, Council has made the decision to write to the Minister of Fisheries to advise of their support for a ban on shark fishing with a wire trace at the Busselton Jetty.

New Focus for Busselton’s Old Tennis Club Building
Posted 18 April 2024 New Focus for Busselton’s Old Tennis Club Building

At its meeting on 17 April 2024, Council made a decision to support the next step in the process for a new café, gelato and chocolate retail outlet to open up in the old Tennis Club building on the Busselton Foreshore.

The Storytime Way turns one!
Photo Credit: Yanni
Posted 15 April 2024 The Storytime Way turns one!

Celebrating its first birthday this month, The Storytime Way has become a beloved community resource, captivating families with its interactive outdoor storytime trail.

Learn to love your Leftovers
Photo Credit: Alisa Allison
Posted 03 April 2024 Learn to love your Leftovers

The City of Busselton will be holding a series of free workshops for the community which will provide practical solutions for reducing food waste at home.

The City of Busselton celebrates new direct flights to Sydney
Posted 26 March 2024 The City of Busselton celebrates new direct flights to Sydney

Busselton Margaret River Airport was a buzz this afternoon with Jetstar’s inaugural flight service between Sydney and Busselton taking off today.

You Choose Program - Community Votes Drive Funding Outcomes
Posted 25 March 2024 You Choose Program - Community Votes Drive Funding Outcomes

The recipients of the City of Busselton’s You Choose Community Funding Program have been endorsed by Council, resulting in almost $100,000 being allocated to a range of worthy projects within the community.

E-scooter Trial Extended with Improvements
Posted 21 March 2024 E-scooter Trial Extended with Improvements

Following a 12 month trial of hireable e-scooters in the City, the Busselton Council has now made the decision to extend the program until November 2024, subject to community concerns being addressed.

Dunsborough Lakes Sporting Precinct Pavilion Location Confirmed
Posted 21 March 2024 Dunsborough Lakes Sporting Precinct Pavilion Location Confirmed

Following lengthy and detailed consultation with multiple sporting clubs, the Dunsborough Lakes Sporting Precinct is set to receive a new multi-sport pavilion for the enjoyment of all users.

Bond Store Exhibition - Portraits In Time: A Celebration of Life
Photo Credit: Fifth of a Second Photography
Posted 19 March 2024 Bond Store Exhibition - Portraits In Time: A Celebration of Life

Local artist Kirsty Wyatt is set to unveil her latest project ‘Portraits In Time: A Celebration of Life’ at the City’s Bond Store, Old Courthouse Complex in the Busselton Cultural Precinct.

Rio Tinto’s leadership team welcomed
Posted 14 March 2024 Rio Tinto’s leadership team welcomed

The City of Busselton was delighted to welcome Rio Tinto’s leadership team last week, with the visit providing an opportunity for Managing Director of Pilbara Mines, Matt Holcz and twelve General Managers of Rio Tinto Iron Ore Assets in the Pilbara to meet with the City’s Mayor, Chief Executive Officer and Youth Services Team.

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