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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.”

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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