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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?

Busselton and Dunsborough Swimming Enclosures
Posted 31 March 2021 Busselton and Dunsborough Swimming Enclosures

The City is planning on the removal of both the Busselton and Dunsborough swimming enclosures the week of the 19th April 2021.

City Finances
Posted 31 March 2021 City Finances

Councillors adopted the City of Busselton 10 year Long-term Financial Plan (LTFP) on 25 March 2021.

Lower Vasse River - Call for Nominations
Posted 29 March 2021 Lower Vasse River - Call for Nominations

Are you interested in being part of the future management of the Lower Vasse River?

Landowner Fined for Non-Compliance (Limestone Extraction)
Posted 25 March 2021 Landowner Fined for Non-Compliance (Limestone Extraction)

In the Perth Magistrates Court on 12 March 2021, a local landowner was found guilty of breaching a development approval under the Planning and Development Act.

Outcome on Call for a BPACC Referendum
Posted 11 March 2021 Outcome on Call for a BPACC Referendum

The City of Busselton Council has resolved not to support the running of a referendum on whether or not development of the Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre (BPACC) should proceed as planned.

Update on the Lower Vasse River
Posted 03 March 2021 Update on the Lower Vasse River

Implementation of the Lower Vasse River Management Plan is entering the next step with detailed designs for the creation of a living stream now being prepared.

Mosquito-borne Disease Risk
Posted 17 February 2021 Mosquito-borne Disease Risk

The City of Busselton, on advice from the Department of Health, is reminding people to be vigilant against mosquito bites and potential mosquito-borne illness in the wake of recent heavy rainfall.

Powerbank Coming to Town
Posted 15 February 2021 Powerbank Coming to Town

In partnership with Western Power and Synergy, the City is excited to announce the release of the PowerBank trial in Busselton, allowing local residents to benefit from battery storage technology.

The City celebrates its 150th year as a Local Government
Posted 12 February 2021 The City celebrates its 150th year as a Local Government

The City of Busselton celebrates its 150th year as a Local Government area this year. On the 21 February 1871, the area now known as the City of Busselton was formally declared under the Municipal Institutions’ Act.

Record Number of Art Award Entries
Posted 18 November 2020 Record Number of Art Award Entries

In its thirteenth year, the City of Busselton Art Award has received a huge 175 entries!

Proposed Local Planning Scheme Amendment
Posted 23 October 2020 Proposed Local Planning Scheme Amendment

The City of Busselton is seeking public input on proposed changes to the permissibility of land uses in various zones within the Local Planning Scheme. Members of the public can review the proposed Scheme amendment and make a submission via Your Say Busselton https://yoursay.busselton.wa.gov.au/amd21-0040 before 18 November 2020.

Great Place to Live – Number One Place to Visit!
Posted 28 September 2020 Great Place to Live – Number One Place to Visit!

Respondents to the 2020 City of Busselton Community Satisfaction Survey have rated the City very highly as a great ‘place to live’. The City scored 88 points out of 100 on the ‘place to live’ performance indicator – up from the 2017 survey result and a clear 13 points above the industry average.

City of Busselton Art Award 2020
Posted 18 September 2020 City of Busselton Art Award 2020

Entries are now open for the highly anticipated 2020 City of Busselton Art Award!

Ross River Virus Detected in the South West
Posted 17 September 2020 Ross River Virus Detected in the South West

The City of Busselton confirms detection of Ross River Virus in adult mosquitoes recently collected in the South West and Busselton region.

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