City Updates

Lower Vasse River staged approach of sediment removal continues
Posted 18 April 2024 Lower Vasse River staged approach of sediment removal continues

The City of Busselton continues to work through its 6 staged-approach of sediment removal within the Lower Vasse River.

Beach access matting new locations
Posted 13 December 2023 Beach access matting new locations

The City of Busselton has expanded beach access options for the summer months with new matting at 3 different locations across the City.

Protecting Meelup Regional Park from Dieback
Posted 27 June 2023 Protecting Meelup Regional Park from Dieback

The most effective way to protect Meelup Regional Park and similar areas within the City is to arrive clean and leave clean.

Seasonal  worker accommodation a reality
Posted 13 February 2023 Seasonal worker accommodation a reality

New camping facilities have been developed at Southern Stars Holiday Park in Dunsborough for the specific purpose of providing much-needed seasonal worker accommodation in 2023-24.

Australia Day 2023
Posted 26 January 2023 Australia Day 2023

As part of today’s Australia Day celebrations, both Busselton and Dunsborough held a Citizenship Ceremony and presented Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

Flightless young swans need our help!
Posted 18 January 2023 Flightless young swans need our help!

Mayor Henley visited FAWNA Inc. and its Possum Finishing School today, where some of Busselton’s Black Swan cygnets have been admitted and cared for by volunteers.

Is Spending More Time Outside Your New Year’s Resolution?
Posted 03 January 2023 Is Spending More Time Outside Your New Year’s Resolution?

Do you love living in the South West, surrounded by beautiful bushland? Are you passionate about the environment and want to leave a positive legacy for future generations?

The Vasse Fathering Project - You Choose Recipient
Posted 30 November 2022 The Vasse Fathering Project - You Choose Recipient

Another successful project complete as part of the community led initiative and the City’s ‘You Choose’ Community Funding program budget.

West Busselton Beach Scraping
Posted 24 November 2022 West Busselton Beach Scraping

The foreshore at West Busselton, like many areas along the Geographe Bay foreshore, has been subject to foredune erosion. There are narrow buffers to infrastructure and recovery of eroded foredunes following northerly winter storms occurs but is a relatively slow process.

2022 National Awards for Planning Excellence 
Posted 21 November 2022 2022 National Awards for Planning Excellence 

The City has been awarded the 2022 Planning Institute of Australia (WA) Award for Climate Change and Resilience.

Wardan Aboriginal Centre Fire Security Project
Posted 13 July 2022 Wardan Aboriginal Centre Fire Security Project

Through the collaboration of the Injidup Residents Association and funding from both Lotterywest and the City of Busselton, the Wardan Aboriginal Centre in Injidup has seen a comprehensive fire security program put in place. This includes a state of the art fire sprinkler system across all buildings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Swimming Enclosures Installed
Posted 12 November 2021 Swimming Enclosures Installed

Swimming Enclosures have been installed in Busselton and Old Dunsborough.

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?

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.

Ballaarat Engine Celebrating 150 Years
Posted 29 July 2021 Ballaarat Engine Celebrating 150 Years

This historic engine is the oldest surviving Australian-built steam locomotive and also the first steam locomotive in Western Australia.

Tuart Drive Bridge Update
Posted 29 July 2021 Tuart Drive Bridge Update

In conjunction with the City of Busselton, Main Roads WA is currently managing the development and delivery for the replacement of the bridge on Tuart Drive over Abba River

Arum Lily Blitz
Posted 29 July 2021 Arum Lily Blitz

City of Busselton and Shire of Augusta Margaret River help coordinate arum lily control

Hannay Lane Revitalisation
Posted 11 June 2021 Hannay Lane Revitalisation

Hannay Lane in Dunsborough is taking on a new look.

Busselton Margaret River Airport – Going Strong
Posted 11 June 2021 Busselton Margaret River Airport – Going Strong

Despite current uncertainty around State border closures, we remain hopeful that the first Jetstar flight from Melbourne will arrive in Busselton as planned late next month.

Growing Events and Tourism
Posted 11 June 2021 Growing Events and Tourism

A decade ago the City developed a strategic event strategy aimed at elevating the region to the Events Capital WA.

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