Media Releases

‘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.

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).

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.

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.

Lower Vasse River Sediment Removal Works to commence in early 2022
Posted 30 August 2021 Lower Vasse River Sediment Removal Works to commence in early 2022

The City of Busselton continues to progress plans to commence the removal of sediment from the Lower Vasse River, with the aim of improving water quality.

The City’s Holiday Homes under Review
Posted 09 August 2021 The City’s Holiday Homes under Review

At its ordinary meeting of Council on 9 June 2021, Council resolved to support some conceptual ‘Opportunities for Change’ to the current holiday home regulatory framework and to consult with landowners, the community and stakeholders about these potential changes.

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.

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