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The Vasse Fathering Project - You Choose Recipient
Posted 30 November 2022 The Vasse Fathering Project - You Choose Recipient

Another successful project complete as part of the community led initiative and the City’s ‘You Choose’ Community Funding program budget.

City of Busselton Newly Appointed CEO Announced
Posted 24 November 2022 City of Busselton Newly Appointed CEO Announced

The City of Busselton Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tony Nottle as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the City of Busselton.

West Busselton Beach Scraping
Posted 24 November 2022 West Busselton Beach Scraping

The foreshore at West Busselton, like many areas along the Geographe Bay foreshore, has been subject to foredune erosion. There are narrow buffers to infrastructure and recovery of eroded foredunes following northerly winter storms occurs but is a relatively slow process.

2022 National Awards for Planning Excellence 
Posted 21 November 2022 2022 National Awards for Planning Excellence 

The City has been awarded the 2022 Planning Institute of Australia (WA) Award for Climate Change and Resilience.

New SMS notification system for Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans
Posted 09 November 2022 New SMS notification system for Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans

This bushfire season the City of Busselton will be trialling a new SMS notification system to advise community members when a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban is being issued.

Saltwater - Busselton’s state-of-the-art venue for culture, entertainment
Posted 24 October 2022 Saltwater - Busselton’s state-of-the-art venue for culture, entertainment and business events

Following extensive consultation with stakeholders, Aboriginal Advisory group and local community, City of Busselton Councillors have endorsed the venue name: Saltwater.

City Provides Free Online Educational Platform for Library Card Holders
Posted 19 September 2022 City Provides Free Online Educational Platform for Library Card Holders

The City has identified an opportunity to deliver a flexible broader range of free online learning options for community members to assist them in both their professional and personal growth for our youth, aged and unemployed.

The Break Dunsborough launched
Posted 05 September 2022 The Break Dunsborough launched

City of Busselton is supporting young people and communities across the City with a new youth space in Dunsborough.

Looking for Old Busselton Gaol Cell Stories
Posted 02 September 2022 Looking for Old Busselton Gaol Cell Stories

Once upon a time there was a door in the Exercise Yard of the Old Busselton Courthouse. When the yard was in use, people ‘staying’ sometimes scratched their initials into it and we want to hear those stories!

Budget Shows Restraint, Builds for the Future
Posted 05 August 2022 Budget Shows Restraint, Builds for the Future

The City of Busselton has released a budget “for the times” balancing economic restraint with investments that will cater to the region’s future.

Busselton - Sugito Sister City Student Exchanges Still on Hold But Local
Posted 02 August 2022 Busselton - Sugito Sister City Student Exchanges Still on Hold But Local Students Still Experience Japanese Culture!

Busselton’s Annual Student Exchange Program with its Sister City Sugito (Japan) may not have been possible for the last two years due to Covid and travel restrictions but the Busselton and Sugito Sister Cities Association (BASSCA) has ensured that local students still get to experience the unique Japanese Culture.

Wardan Aboriginal Centre Fire Security Project
Posted 13 July 2022 Wardan Aboriginal Centre Fire Security Project

Through the collaboration of the Injidup Residents Association and funding from both Lotterywest and the City of Busselton, the Wardan Aboriginal Centre in Injidup has seen a comprehensive fire security program put in place. This includes a state of the art fire sprinkler system across all buildings.

City of Busselton CEO Mike Archer Resigns
Posted 08 July 2022 City of Busselton CEO Mike Archer Resigns

City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley has accepted the resignation of CEO Mike Archer who will be taking on the role of CEO for Shellharbour City Council in NSW.  

South West Aboriginal Medical Service takes on Locke Estate Lease
Posted 07 July 2022 South West Aboriginal Medical Service takes on Locke Estate Lease

The City is pleased to announce it has entered into a lease arrangement with the South West Aboriginal Medical Service as the successful proponent under an expression of interest for a campsite at Locke Estate, Siesta Park.

The City partnership with Rio Tinto continues to go from strength to
Posted 29 June 2022 The City partnership with Rio Tinto continues to go from strength to strength

The City of Busselton’s partnership with Rio Tinto continues to go from strength to strength, with Rio Tinto doubling its contribution to the Youth program from $40,000 to $80,000 per annum.

Busselton Community to Benefit from Two Lotterywest Grants
Posted 27 June 2022 Busselton Community to Benefit from Two Lotterywest Grants

The City has been awarded two Lotterywest grants - $1.8 million for the creation of community spaces within the Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre; and $18,000 for an augmented reality project to educate the community on the historical significance of the Ballaarat Engine.

Artwork Pays Homage to ‘Dreaming’ Snake, the Waugul
Posted 27 June 2022 Artwork Pays Homage to ‘Dreaming’ Snake, the Waugul

‘The Guardian – Waugul’ is ever-present, moving across Bibbulmun Country, watching over the land he created and the people who followed afterwards, the Bibbulmun people of the South West of Western Australia.

NAIDOC Week Events
Posted 24 June 2022 NAIDOC Week Events

This year the City of Busselton will host several free events during NAIDOC Week, linking to this year’s theme, Get Up. Stand Up. Show Up.

Busselton War Memorial Relocation - Community Drop In Info Session -
Posted 15 June 2022 Busselton War Memorial Relocation - Community Drop In Info Session - Sunday 26 June

The Busselton RSL have received federal funding to relocate the Busselton War Memorial cenotaph to Rotary Park. A Community Drop-In Information Session will be held from 12-2.00pm, Sunday 26th June. Drop into the RSL on Rosemary Drive to view the concept plans and chat to the committee.

First stage of sediment removal completed in the river
Posted 14 June 2022 First stage of sediment removal completed in the river

The City has recently completed the first stage of sediment removal in the Lower Vasse River with the aim to improve water quality.

Parade to say thank you!
Posted 24 May 2022 Parade to say thank you!

In January this year, there were devastating fires that worked their way through the Meelup Regional Park and threatened homes and businesses close to Dunsborough and Eagle Bay.

City to host Inaugural Economic Forum - 17 June 2022
Posted 18 May 2022 City to host Inaugural Economic Forum - 17 June 2022

The City of Busselton is hosting an Economic Forum on Friday June 17th 2022, at Pullmans Bunker Bay Resort.

BPACC Seeking Marketing and Event Attraction Officer
Posted 17 May 2022 BPACC Seeking Marketing and Event Attraction Officer

A unique opportunity presents itself for an experienced events and marketing professional to develop and implement event attraction, marketing and audience development plans.

Reconciliation Week Walk – 27 May 2022
Posted 17 May 2022 Reconciliation Week Walk – 27 May 2022

National Reconciliation Week starts on 27 May and runs through to June 3 each year.

Sister City Japan Day in Perth
Posted 13 May 2022 Sister City Japan Day in Perth

The Busselton and Sugito Sister Cities Association (BASSCA) are running a one day Japanese immersion trip to Perth for year nine students in the July School holidays.

New Appointment for BPACC
Posted 04 May 2022 New Appointment for BPACC

The City of Busselton would like to announce the appointment of Sharon Custers as the Venue Manager of the Busselton Cultural Precinct.

ArtGeo Gallery - Expressions of Interest
Posted 02 May 2022 ArtGeo Gallery - Expressions of Interest

The City of Busselton is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from entrepreneurs, for the opportunity to lease a commercial enterprise located in the heart of the central business district within the former ArtGeo Gallery.

‘Between Worlds’ Photographic Exhibition
Photo Credit: Star/Light, photographic print by Kirralea Birch
Posted 22 April 2022 ‘Between Worlds’ Photographic Exhibition

Opening on 27 April 2022, ‘Between Worlds’ will entice the viewer with Kirralea Birch’s emotive self-portraits.

Joint Project Announced to Help Protect City of Busselton from Coastal
Posted 12 April 2022 Joint Project Announced to Help Protect City of Busselton from Coastal Flooding

The City of Busselton welcomes the Australian Government announcement of the new $7 million project to mitigate the risk of coastal flooding, typically associated with tropical cyclone storm surges to the larger regional City of Busselton.

Busselton Foreshore East – Reopening
Posted 08 April 2022 Busselton Foreshore East – Reopening

The City of Busselton has completed construction of the $1.5m revitalisation at Busselton Foreshore East public open space marking a major milestone for the transformational development in Busselton’s unique foreshore that commenced in October last year.

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