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New South West Joint Design Review Panel to be hosted by City of Busselton
Posted 22 May 2024 New South West Joint Design Review Panel to be hosted by City of Busselton

The first meeting of an innovative new South West Joint Design Review Panel will be hosted by the City of Busselton on 31 May 2024. This is a shared initiative between the Cities of Busselton and Bunbury and the Shires of Augusta Margaret River, Collie and Harvey.

Neuron Mobility installs parking decals for e-scooters
Posted 20 May 2024 Neuron Mobility installs parking decals for e-scooters

In March this year, the Busselton Council resolved to extend the trial of hireable e-scooters until November 2024, to enable Neuron Mobility to attempt to address community concerns from the initial trial period.

Council confirms third round of Community Assistance Program Grants
Posted 20 May 2024 Council confirms third round of Community Assistance Program Grants

A third suite of projects funded through the City’s 2023/24 Community Assistance Program were given Council’s endorsement.

Foreshore site confirmed for new Busselton Marine Discovery Centre
Posted 16 May 2024 Foreshore site confirmed for new Busselton Marine Discovery Centre

At its meeting on 15 May 2024, Council provided in principle support for the City of Busselton to enter into a lease with Busselton Jetty Inc (BJI) for the construction and operation of a new, purpose-built Marine Discovery Centre on the Busselton foreshore.

City of Busselton to explore sites for new District Leisure and
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Posted 16 May 2024 City of Busselton to explore sites for new District Leisure and Recreation Centre

At its meeting last night, 15 May 2024 the City of Busselton Council made the decision to move forward with identifying a location for a new District Leisure and Recreation Centre.

City of Busselton joins global trend with new dog behaviour initiative
Posted 13 May 2024 City of Busselton joins global trend with new dog behaviour initiative

This month the City of Busselton, in partnership with local vets, is launching a Yellow Dog campaign to help the community understand that some dogs need space.

Council appoints independent members to its Waterways Management
Posted 23 April 2024 Council appoints independent members to its Waterways Management Committee and Audit and Risk Committee

At its meeting on 17 April 2024, Council appointed two independent external members, Vikki Viela and Steve Disley, to its new Waterways Management Committee. Council also appointed local resident Ben Townend as the independent external member of their Audit and Risk Committee.

Guide Dogs WA Partner with City of Busselton
Posted 19 April 2024 Guide Dogs WA Partner with City of Busselton

The City is excited to announce its partnership with Guide Dogs WA to support the first ever Guide and Assistance Dogs in Formal Training here in the South West.

Council requests a ban on shark fishing with a wire trace at the
Posted 18 April 2024 Council requests a ban on shark fishing with a wire trace at the Busselton Jetty

Following consultation with the local community, Council has made the decision to write to the Minister of Fisheries to advise of their support for a ban on shark fishing with a wire trace at the Busselton Jetty.

New Focus for Busselton’s Old Tennis Club Building
Posted 18 April 2024 New Focus for Busselton’s Old Tennis Club Building

At its meeting on 17 April 2024, Council made a decision to support the next step in the process for a new café, gelato and chocolate retail outlet to open up in the old Tennis Club building on the Busselton Foreshore.

The Storytime Way turns one!
Photo Credit: Yanni
Posted 15 April 2024 The Storytime Way turns one!

Celebrating its first birthday this month, The Storytime Way has become a beloved community resource, captivating families with its interactive outdoor storytime trail.

Learn to love your Leftovers
Photo Credit: Alisa Allison
Posted 03 April 2024 Learn to love your Leftovers

The City of Busselton will be holding a series of free workshops for the community which will provide practical solutions for reducing food waste at home.

The City of Busselton celebrates new direct flights to Sydney
Posted 26 March 2024 The City of Busselton celebrates new direct flights to Sydney

Busselton Margaret River Airport was a buzz this afternoon with Jetstar’s inaugural flight service between Sydney and Busselton taking off today.

You Choose Program - Community Votes Drive Funding Outcomes
Posted 25 March 2024 You Choose Program - Community Votes Drive Funding Outcomes

The recipients of the City of Busselton’s You Choose Community Funding Program have been endorsed by Council, resulting in almost $100,000 being allocated to a range of worthy projects within the community.

E-scooter Trial Extended with Improvements
Posted 21 March 2024 E-scooter Trial Extended with Improvements

Following a 12 month trial of hireable e-scooters in the City, the Busselton Council has now made the decision to extend the program until November 2024, subject to community concerns being addressed.

Dunsborough Lakes Sporting Precinct Pavilion Location Confirmed
Posted 21 March 2024 Dunsborough Lakes Sporting Precinct Pavilion Location Confirmed

Following lengthy and detailed consultation with multiple sporting clubs, the Dunsborough Lakes Sporting Precinct is set to receive a new multi-sport pavilion for the enjoyment of all users.

Bond Store Exhibition - Portraits In Time: A Celebration of Life
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Posted 19 March 2024 Bond Store Exhibition - Portraits In Time: A Celebration of Life

Local artist Kirsty Wyatt is set to unveil her latest project ‘Portraits In Time: A Celebration of Life’ at the City’s Bond Store, Old Courthouse Complex in the Busselton Cultural Precinct.

Rio Tinto’s leadership team welcomed
Posted 14 March 2024 Rio Tinto’s leadership team welcomed

The City of Busselton was delighted to welcome Rio Tinto’s leadership team last week, with the visit providing an opportunity for Managing Director of Pilbara Mines, Matt Holcz and twelve General Managers of Rio Tinto Iron Ore Assets in the Pilbara to meet with the City’s Mayor, Chief Executive Officer and Youth Services Team.

City of Busselton to consider a ban on shark fishing
Posted 13 March 2024 City of Busselton to consider a ban on shark fishing

The City of Busselton is seeking community feedback on whether it would support a ban on shark fishing with a wire trace in certain high use recreational areas, such as the Busselton Jetty.

Girls 2 the Front embraces International Women’s Day
Photo Credit: Alex Hawkins - Simple Ben Stories
Posted 12 March 2024 Girls 2 the Front embraces International Women’s Day

Girls 2 the Front was held at the Dunsborough skate park last Friday evening, 8 March 2024 as an amazing way to celebrate and embrace International Women’s Day!

Dunsborough local recognised at His Majesty the Emperor of Japan’s
Posted 26 February 2024 Dunsborough local recognised at His Majesty the Emperor of Japan’s birthday celebrations

The Government of Japan announced the conferment of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays bestowed upon Ms Pauline Vukelic back in November 2023. This prestigious award was formally presented to Ms Vukelic at His Majesty the Emperor of Japan’s birthday celebrations and conferment ceremony last Friday evening.

MARKYT Community Scorecard will inform new Council Plan
Posted 19 February 2024 MARKYT Community Scorecard will inform new Council Plan

The City is seeking to understand what priorities and vision the community has for the district over the next 10 years, to inform a new Council Plan 2024-2034.

Signal Park Sellathon is back!
Posted 16 February 2024 Signal Park Sellathon is back!

The City of Busselton is gearing up for the annual Signal Park Sellathon. The popular reuse market is back at Signal Park on the Busselton Foreshore from 8.00am to 12.00pm Saturday 9 March 2024.

City Economic Development and Marketing Grants drive business outcomes
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Posted 16 February 2024 City Economic Development and Marketing Grants drive business outcomes

Funding provided through the second round of the City’s Economic Development and Marketing Grants will directly support proposals that will drive positive economic outcomes across the district.

Richard Beecroft to join Council
Posted 13 February 2024 Richard Beecroft to join Council

Following the resignation of Councillor Sue Riccelli on 29 January 2024, Richard Beecroft will be sworn in next Monday, 19 February 2024.

Inclusive sports initiative expands to the City
Posted 30 January 2024 Inclusive sports initiative expands to the City

As one of the first local governments to partner with Sport4All, the City has engaged an Inclusion Coach to assist in the delivery of the Sport4All Program.

Councillor resignation
Posted 29 January 2024 Councillor resignation

Councillor Sue Riccelli has resigned from her role as Councillor with the City of Busselton, effective 14 February 2024.

Swimming classes to continue for culturally and linguistically diverse
Posted 24 January 2024 Swimming classes to continue for culturally and linguistically diverse residents

South Regional TAFE and the City’s Geographe Leisure Centre are excited to continue swimming lessons for culturally and linguistically diverse residents this February.

‘You Choose’ community voting opens
Posted 12 January 2024 ‘You Choose’ community voting opens

The popular ‘You Choose’ community funding program is back for 2024 and the City is calling on its community to choose the successful projects. Voting opening on Monday, 15 January 2024.

Funding available for local business collectives
Posted 08 December 2023 Funding available for local business collectives

The City of Busselton is inviting submissions for Round 2 of its Economic Development and Marketing Grants.

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