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Plan for Plastics: The Single-Use Plastics Ban Western Australia
Posted 24 January 2022 Plan for Plastics: The Single-Use Plastics Ban Western Australia

New State Government regulations ban the sale, supply, and distribution of some single-use plastics.

‘You Choose’ community funding program - Voting Opens
Posted 21 January 2022 ‘You Choose’ community funding program - Voting Opens

You Choose how you would like to allocate a funding pool of $100,000 to your favourite community projects.

New beginnings for ArtGeo Gallery
Posted 20 January 2022 New beginnings for ArtGeo Gallery

While it may be the end of an era for ArtGeo Gallery as we know it, it’s a new beginning for visual arts in the region with the progression of a purpose-built, A class art gallery capable of hosting national and international touring exhibitions.

City of Busselton - Proof of Vaccination One-on-One Help Sessions
Posted 17 January 2022 City of Busselton - Proof of Vaccination One-on-One Help Sessions

Busselton and Dunsborough Libraries will be providing free personalised sessions to help community members access their proof of vaccination certificates in preparation for the upcoming re-opening of the Western Australian borders.

Give Write Stationery Donation Program
Posted 14 January 2022 Give Write Stationery Donation Program

The City's Waste Education Team is working with Give Write to launch their program locally to repurpose stationery.

Meelup Regional Park Bushfire Recovery
Posted 14 January 2022 Meelup Regional Park Bushfire Recovery

The bushfire that burnt through approximately 225 hectares of property this week has significantly impacted the City’s iconic Meelup Regional Park. Unfortunately certain areas of the park will remain closed for an extended period of time while crews work extremely hard to make the area safe.

Volunteers Creating a Forest Education, Research and Tourist Centre at
Posted 11 January 2022 Volunteers Creating a Forest Education, Research and Tourist Centre at Busselton's Ludlow Forest

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group (LTFRG) is creating a forest education, research and tourist centre at the 50 hectare 100 year old Ludlow forestry settlement in Wonnerup north of Busselton.

Park and playground upgrades
Posted 16 December 2021 Park and playground upgrades

Nine playgrounds and public open spaces in total have been rejuvenated just in time for Christmas. Did you know the Replas outdoor furniture made from recycled material has been used across the nine parks? This equates to approximately 1,443 kilos or 360,750 plastic bags!

Sod Turning Celebrated - Dunn Bay Road
Photo Credit: Lewis French
Posted 10 December 2021 Sod Turning Celebrated - Dunn Bay Road

Community groups gathered with the City of Busselton and other key stakeholders to celebrate the sod turning at 61 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough last week.

The City turns to Renewable Energy
Posted 09 December 2021 The City turns to Renewable Energy

The City of Busselton council has unanimously voted to join a local government renewable energy agreement which will see all of its large facilities powered from 100% renewables by April 2022.

City of Busselton Art Award Recipients 2021
Posted 07 December 2021 City of Busselton Art Award Recipients 2021

The City of Busselton Art Award recipients for 2021 were announced on Friday evening, 3 December 2021.

Dunsborough’s Non-Potable Water Project Commenced
Posted 30 November 2021 Dunsborough’s Non-Potable Water Project Commenced

The City is working towards the completion of Stage 1 of the ‘Dunsborough Non-Potable Water Network’ project.

City of Busselton Art Award 2021
Posted 29 November 2021 City of Busselton Art Award 2021

The 14th Annual City of Busselton Art Award and Street Party is the go to event in the arts calendar for the region. Bring the family down to the Cultural Precinct from 5pm on Friday 3rd Dec to enjoy the Street Party.

Council votes yes to proceed with the Busselton Performing Arts and
Posted 25 November 2021 Council votes yes to proceed with the Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre

The City of Busselton Council has signalled its ongoing support for the social and economic benefits of arts and culture by last night resolving to proceed with construction of the new Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre (BPACC).

‘You Choose’ community funding program
Posted 23 November 2021 ‘You Choose’ community funding program

Over 25 community ideas have been received in response to the City’s new You Choose community funding program which closed on 8 November.

Swimming Enclosures Installed
Posted 12 November 2021 Swimming Enclosures Installed

Swimming Enclosures have been installed in Busselton and Old Dunsborough.

Open Day helps commemorate 100 years of Air Force
Photo Credit: Sgt David Gibbs - Hawk 127
Posted 04 November 2021 Open Day helps commemorate 100 years of Air Force

City of Busselton residents and visitors have an opportunity to get up close and personal with Air Force Hawk 127 Lead-In-Fighter jet and Pilatus PC-21 aircraft when the Busselton Margaret River Airport throws open the tarmac to the public and commemorates 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force.

New Faces at the Council Table
Posted 19 October 2021 New Faces at the Council Table

Four Councillors were sworn into office at the City of Busselton chambers during a special meeting of Council last night. Elected on Saturday 16 October 2021 were Anne Ryan (4214 votes), Jodie Richards (4084 votes), Grant Henley (3724 votes) and Mikayla Love (3122 votes).

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.

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