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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.

First Domestic East Coast Passenger Flights Take Off!
Posted 06 April 2022 First Domestic East Coast Passenger Flights Take Off!

This morning’s arrival of the first direct regular passenger flight from Melbourne to Busselton marked the beginning of a new era for the Busselton Margaret River Airport.

Plein Air Paint-Out
Photo Credit: Lynne Boladeras
Posted 01 April 2022 Plein Air Paint-Out

The Old Courthouse Bond Store will feature the work of 13 local plein air painters for this month’s exhibition “Under the Southern Sky.”

Clean Up Australia Day - 6 March 2022
Posted 03 March 2022 Clean Up Australia Day - 6 March 2022

Thousands of events around the country are registered to clean up our lands, beaches and waterways.

Signal Park Sellathon is on again!
Posted 24 February 2022 Signal Park Sellathon is on again!

The City of Busselton is gearing up for the annual Signal Park Sellathon, the popular second hand goods market to be held at Signal Park on the Busselton Foreshore on Saturday, 12 March.

Celebrating the break-ground of the new Busselton Performing Arts and
Posted 09 February 2022 Celebrating the break-ground of the new Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre

The City of Busselton and other key stakeholders gathered to celebrate the break-ground of the new Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre.

Busselton and Sugito Sister Cities - 25th Anniversary Dinner
Posted 27 January 2022 Busselton and Sugito Sister Cities - 25th Anniversary Dinner

The Busselton and Sugito Sister Cities Association (BASSCA) in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Busselton Geographe Bay are hosting a special Japanese themed dinner to celebrate 25 years of friendship with the cities Sister City, Sugito japan on Thursday 17 February 2022. This dinner will be a celebration of our unique sister city relationship with the Town of Sugito and of Japanese Culture. Special guest speaker, the Hon Richard Court AC will also share his experiences as Australia’s Ambassador to Japan.

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!

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