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Council Election Results
Posted 16 October 2021 Council Election Results

Votes were counted in the 2021 City of Busselton Local Government Election this evening.

Fortescue takes Flight from the South West
Posted 15 October 2021 Fortescue takes Flight from the South West

Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) has celebrated the first of its charter flights from Busselton to operations in the Pilbara, as part of the Company’s new flight service from the South West region.

Local Man Fined for Failing to Comply with Planning Direction
Posted 14 October 2021 Local Man Fined for Failing to Comply with Planning Direction

In the Busselton Magistrates Court yesterday on October 13 2021, the City was successful in obtaining a guilty plea for failing to comply with a direction issued under the Planning and Development Act.

Mitchell Park Re-Opening
Posted 05 October 2021 Mitchell Park Re-Opening

The City of Busselton has completed construction of the $1.1m revitalisation at Mitchell Park public open space marking a major milestone for the transformational development in Busselton’s city centre that commenced in June this year.

Pollinator Pathway Project - 500 Natives Planted
Posted 01 October 2021 Pollinator Pathway Project - 500 Natives Planted

On 5 September an enthusiastic group of community members gathered in the sunshine to plant 500 local native plants alongside a section of the new Buayanyup River Drain Reserve shared path.

Yallingup Telstra Substation Transformed
Posted 01 October 2021 Yallingup Telstra Substation Transformed

Have you noticed the bright artwork now covering a graffiti political statement at the Yallingup Telstra Substation on the corner of Yallingup Caves Road?

Prequalified Tenders Recalled for Busselton Performing Arts and
Posted 17 September 2021 Prequalified Tenders Recalled for Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre

Further to Council’s meeting of 8 September 2021 and its decision to proceed with the construction of the Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre, the City has invited prequalified tenderers to review their tender pricing of the centre.

Community Participates in New $100,000 Funding Allocation
Posted 15 September 2021 Community Participates in New $100,000 Funding Allocation

Community groups, individuals, businesses and schools can all benefit from the City of Busselton’s new You Choose community funding program.

Council Decides on New Performing Arts and Convention Centre
Posted 09 September 2021 Council Decides on New Performing Arts and Convention Centre

City of Busselton Council last night resolved to proceed with construction of the new Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre (BPACC).

Administration Building - Tender to Replace External Cladding
Posted 06 September 2021 Administration Building - Tender to Replace External Cladding

The City of Busselton is seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to replace sections of external cladding to the City’s Civic & Administration building.

Smiths Beach Development – Council invited to meet Hesperia
Photo Credit: Elise Taylor @elisehalina
Posted 03 September 2021 Smiths Beach Development – Council invited to meet Hesperia

City of Busselton Councillors were on Friday (3 September 2021) briefed by Hesperia property developers about the proposed Smiths Beach development.

Small Business Friendly Local Government
Posted 31 August 2021 Small Business Friendly Local Government

The City of Busselton has been asking for feedback from our Small Businesses and we’ve listened to what you’ve had to say.

Lower Vasse River Sediment Removal Works to commence in early 2022
Posted 30 August 2021 Lower Vasse River Sediment Removal Works to commence in early 2022

The City of Busselton continues to progress plans to commence the removal of sediment from the Lower Vasse River, with the aim of improving water quality.

The City’s Holiday Homes under Review
Posted 09 August 2021 The City’s Holiday Homes under Review

At its ordinary meeting of Council on 9 June 2021, Council resolved to support some conceptual ‘Opportunities for Change’ to the current holiday home regulatory framework and to consult with landowners, the community and stakeholders about these potential changes.

Ballaarat Engine Celebrating 150 Years
Posted 29 July 2021 Ballaarat Engine Celebrating 150 Years

This historic engine is the oldest surviving Australian-built steam locomotive and also the first steam locomotive in Western Australia.

Tuart Drive Bridge Update
Posted 29 July 2021 Tuart Drive Bridge Update

In conjunction with the City of Busselton, Main Roads WA is currently managing the development and delivery for the replacement of the bridge on Tuart Drive over Abba River

Arum Lily Blitz
Posted 29 July 2021 Arum Lily Blitz

City of Busselton and Shire of Augusta Margaret River help coordinate arum lily control

Smiths Beach Development – Mayor Responds to Community Concerns
Photo Credit: Elise Taylor @elisehalina
Posted 23 July 2021 Smiths Beach Development – Mayor Responds to Community Concerns

Further to the City’s media release of 19 July 2021, in response to community concerns surrounding the proposed Smiths Beach Development, City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley has today formally written on behalf of Council, to the Hon. Rita Saffioti BBus MLA, Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports and Development.

Proposed Smiths Beach Development
Photo Credit: Elise Taylor @elisehalina
Posted 19 July 2021 Proposed Smiths Beach Development

The City is aware of plans for a proposed development at Smiths Beach and the intention for the proponents to progress the project through the State’s ‘significant development’ pathway rather than through Council or the Regional Joint Development Assessment Panel.

Lower Vasse River Sediment Removal Works
Posted 02 July 2021 Lower Vasse River Sediment Removal Works

The City of Busselton is progressing plans to commence the removal of sediment from the Lower Vasse River, with the aim of improving water quality.

Council to Seek External Funding for its New Performing Arts and
Posted 24 June 2021 Council to Seek External Funding for its New Performing Arts and Convention Centre

Last night Council made one of its toughest decisions yet, evaluating tenders for the construction of the Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre. Three tenders were received, all of which came in well over the anticipated budget of $24.5 million and the overall project budget of $28.5 million (excluding GST).

Hannay Lane Revitalisation
Posted 11 June 2021 Hannay Lane Revitalisation

Hannay Lane in Dunsborough is taking on a new look.

Busselton Margaret River Airport – Going Strong
Posted 11 June 2021 Busselton Margaret River Airport – Going Strong

Despite current uncertainty around State border closures, we remain hopeful that the first Jetstar flight from Melbourne will arrive in Busselton as planned late next month.

Growing Events and Tourism
Posted 11 June 2021 Growing Events and Tourism

A decade ago the City developed a strategic event strategy aimed at elevating the region to the Events Capital WA.

Bushfire Notice Review
Posted 11 June 2021 Bushfire Notice Review

The City is undertaking a review of the Bushfire Notice and has sought community feedback.

Council’s View on the Quarantine Issue
Posted 03 June 2021 Council’s View on the Quarantine Issue

The City of Busselton has not been formally or even informally approached by any Government agency or Official about the potential establishment of a quarantine facility in the district.

Strategic Plan to Protect Our Coastal Community
Posted 21 May 2021 Strategic Plan to Protect Our Coastal Community

The City is seeking community feedback on a Draft Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaption Plan.

Busselton Wins 2021 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards
Posted 04 May 2021 Busselton Wins 2021 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards

Busselton was named the winner of the 2021 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award at the 2021 Perth Airport WA Regional Tourism Conference.

Council Defers Potential Changes to Bushfire Notice
Posted 30 April 2021 Council Defers Potential Changes to Bushfire Notice

No changes to the Bushfire Notice in 2021/2022, ongoing consultation.

Our Jetty – How is it Funded?
Posted 16 April 2021 Our Jetty – How is it Funded?

Have you ever consider how the Jetty is funded and maintained now and into the future?

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