General News

Great Place to Live – Number One Place to Visit!
Posted 28 September 2020 Great Place to Live – Number One Place to Visit!

Respondents to the 2020 City of Busselton Community Satisfaction Survey have rated the City very highly as a great ‘place to live’. The City scored 88 points out of 100 on the ‘place to live’ performance indicator – up from the 2017 survey result and a clear 13 points above the industry average.

City of Busselton Art Award 2020
Posted 18 September 2020 City of Busselton Art Award 2020

Entries are now open for the highly anticipated 2020 City of Busselton Art Award!

Ross River Virus Detected in the South West
Posted 17 September 2020 Ross River Virus Detected in the South West

The City of Busselton confirms detection of Ross River Virus in adult mosquitoes recently collected in the South West and Busselton region.

Sculpture Acquisitive Award Increases
Posted 04 September 2020 Sculpture Acquisitive Award Increases

If you have ever considered entering a piece of artwork in Dunsborough’s Sculpture by the Bay, 2021 is the year to go for it!

Living Stream Designs Project Underway
Posted 25 August 2020 Living Stream Designs Project Underway

The City has engaged Alluvium Consulting Australia Pty Ltd to develop Living Stream designs for the Lower Vasse River. The intention behind this approach is to create conditions less favourable to algal blooms in the river. This may involve removing sediment, revegetation works, changes to the river’s shape and the creation of a diversity of habitats. Water treatment options may also considered.

An Integrated Design Solution
Posted 20 August 2020 An Integrated Design Solution

The City of Busselton is working with the Busselton Repertory Club and Acting Up to achieve the seamless integration of the historic Weld Theatre into the new Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre.

New Recreational Websites Ready to Launch
Posted 21 July 2020 New Recreational Websites Ready to Launch

New Recreational Websites Ready to Launch

Call for Special Meeting of Electors Not Ignored
Posted 17 July 2020 Call for Special Meeting of Electors Not Ignored

Contrary to discussions within the community that the City has dismissed concerns and the call for a special meeting of electors, the City’s Councillors and Chief Executive Officer are keen to facilitate the request for an electors meeting on the Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre as soon as possible.

City Partners with Rio Tinto to Support Community
Posted 08 July 2020 City Partners with Rio Tinto to Support Community

Rio Tinto has partnered with the City of Busselton to assist local community groups and not-for-profit organisations impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Causeway Road Bridge Duplication - New Bridge Opening 3 July
Posted 01 July 2020 Causeway Road Bridge Duplication - New Bridge Opening 3 July

On Friday 3 July 2020 at 4.00pm the City will see its new bridge across the Vasse River formally opened by the Hon. Nola Marino MP and Deputy Mayor Kelly Hick. Members of the public are welcome to join in the opening that celebrates a major milestone for improving the City’s overall road network.

Australian-first battery storage comes to the South West
Posted 19 June 2020 Australian-first battery storage comes to the South West

The City of Busselton will be the first site in the South West to enjoy the network benefits of battery storage, after securing a site for one of Western Power’s 10 community batteries.

Ballaarat Engine Countdown to 150th Anniversary
Posted 15 June 2020 Ballaarat Engine Countdown to 150th Anniversary

Australia’s last remaining steam engine, the Ballaarat, will mark its 150th year in 2021 and members of the public with memories, photos or family connections are invited to contribute to a special exhibition which will be held in Busselton in August next year.

Phase Three – Changes to Services and Facilities
Posted 05 June 2020 Phase Three – Changes to Services and Facilities

Phase 3 easing of COVID-19 restrictions come into effect at midnight on Friday 5 June 2020.

Staged Re-opening of City Facilities and Services
Posted 14 May 2020 Staged Re-opening of City Facilities and Services

In response to Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement of further easing of COVID-19 restrictions (effective May 18); the City of Busselton will re-open a range of facilities and services temporarily closed in March.

COVID-19 Business Support Program
Posted 01 May 2020 COVID-19 Business Support Program

The City has implemented a Business Support Program which provides “quick response” grants to City of Busselton businesses impacted by restrictions put in place to curb COVID-19 infection.

Commemorating Anzac Day in 2020
Posted 20 April 2020 Commemorating Anzac Day in 2020

Anzac Day, 25 April 2020 is one of the most important days on our national calendar and this year will be an Anzac Day like no other.

Redeployed City Officers Making Great Contribution
Posted 15 April 2020 Redeployed City Officers Making Great Contribution

The City of Busselton has taken proactive steps to keep staff gainfully employed during the COVID-19 crisis.

Border Closures Flouted for Recreational Purposes
Posted 07 April 2020 Border Closures Flouted for Recreational Purposes

The result of audits being undertaken on the registration plates of vehicles parked at boat ramps and popular surf breaks in the City of Busselton indicate that many people from outside regions are flouting the internal border closures to undertake recreational pursuits in the South West.

City of Busselton Economic and Community Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted 02 April 2020 City of Busselton Economic and Community Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A range of Economic and Community Response measures to the COVID-19 Pandemic were endorsed by the City of Busselton Council at a special meeting held last night.

Mayor Makes Plea to Accommodation Providers to Cancel Bookings
Posted 28 March 2020 Mayor Makes Plea to Accommodation Providers to Cancel Bookings

The Mayor of Busselton Grant Henley has made a direct plea to accommodation providers in the South West to cancel all bookings for at least the next four weeks.

Backpackers and Stranded Travellers – They’re Part of Our Community Too
Posted 27 March 2020 Backpackers and Stranded Travellers – They’re Part of Our Community Too

The City of Busselton has strongly reiterated the Premiers’ directive for people not to undertake unnecessary travel and to cancel holiday plans to regional Western Australia. It is imperative that people obey this directive if we are to kerb the spread of the Coronavirus across the State. It is also important to note that regional health resources, including those here in the City of Busselton, are simply not set-up to cope with a major influx of people.

Busselton Jetty Inc. Closes Services along Iconic Jetty
Posted 25 March 2020 Busselton Jetty Inc. Closes Services along Iconic Jetty

It is with much regret that the City of Busselton and Busselton Jetty Inc. jointly announce the temporary halt of tourist operations along the iconic Busselton Jetty. The Underwater Observatory, Interpretive Centre and Train Rides have been temporarily closed in an effort to kerb the spread of the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Further Facility Closures
Posted 20 March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Further Facility Closures

The City of Busselton has made the decision to close the Naturaliste Community Centre (NCC) and both the Busselton and Dunsborough Libraries effective at close of business today (Friday 20 March 2020).

Jetstar Flight Postponed
Posted 19 March 2020 Jetstar Flight Postponed

Qantas and Jetstar announced today a reduction in domestic flights. One of the flights which has been suspended is the new Melbourne to Busselton route which was scheduled for launch on 25 March 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Facility Closures
Posted 18 March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Facility Closures

In response to escalating directives around social distancing and indoor gatherings as pre-emptive measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, the City of Busselton has decided to close the Geographe Leisure Centre (GLC) effective 9pm today (18 March 2020).

Old Tennis Courts Come Down
Posted 11 March 2020 Old Tennis Courts Come Down

Removal of the majority of the original tennis courts and centre fencing commenced today at the old Busselton Tennis Club on Marine Terrace Busselton. The courts and associated infrastructure are being removed to provide greater pedestrian accessibility between the foreshore and the Busselton town centre via the Queen Street Cultural Precinct.

Walk to School – College Avenue Shared Path
Posted 09 March 2020 Walk to School – College Avenue Shared Path

A new $360,000, 3 metre wide asphalt shared path has been completed on College Avenue Busselton, delivered by the City of Busselton with funding support from the Department of Transport (DOT) Regional Bike Network Grants Scheme.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Keeping Up to Date
Posted 05 March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Keeping Up to Date

With increasing activity in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the City seeks to reassure community members that the situation is being closely monitored by the relevant health authorities.

More Ships Set to Cruise into Geographe Bay
Posted 19 February 2020 More Ships Set to Cruise into Geographe Bay

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to the re-routing of several cruise liners previously scheduled to visit some Asian destinations as part of their tour itinerary. As a consequence the City of Busselton has received a surge in the number of ships booked to visit the South West region over the current and next cruising season.

Dunsborough Café Development Update
Posted 17 February 2020 Dunsborough Café Development Update

Development of the Dunsborough Foreshore Café has reached an important milestone with the Department of Lands, Planning and Heritage commencing a period of statutory advertising for a parcel of Class A Foreshore Reserve which, if approved, will pave the way for the City of Busselton to enter into a sublease agreement with the developer for a lease period of 30 years.

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