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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.

Appointment of Director of Community Planning
Posted 05 December 2023 Appointment of Director of Community Planning

The City of Busselton is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Barbour to the position of Director Community Planning following an extensive recruitment process.

Staff Art Exhibition ‘Not Just a Pretty Face’ promises to inspire
Posted 04 December 2023 Staff Art Exhibition ‘Not Just a Pretty Face’ promises to inspire

The City of Busselton’s Old Courthouse Complex is proud to announce the grand opening of its highly-anticipated staff art exhibition ‘Not Just a Pretty Face’. Taking place this Thursday 5.00pm 7 December 2023.

Inaugural Play in the Bay event a huge success
Posted 01 December 2023 Inaugural Play in the Bay event a huge success

In collaboration with APM Communities and various community stakeholders, the City of Busselton hosted its inaugural 'Play in the Bay' on Saturday 25 November, to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

Resignation of Councillor Cherise Woodhams
Posted 23 November 2023 Resignation of Councillor Cherise Woodhams

Cr Cherise Woodhams has unfortunately had to resign from her position as a City of Busselton Councillor due to health reasons.

$60,000 fine for breach of development approval condition
Posted 21 November 2023 $60,000 fine for breach of development approval condition

A local landowner was sentenced in the Busselton Magistrates Court on 16 November 2023 for breaching their development approval under the Planning and Development Act 2005.

City secures another direct route to the East Coast
Posted 16 November 2023 City secures another direct route to the East Coast

Thursday, 16 November 2023 – City of Busselton is thrilled to announce direct flights from Busselton to Sydney will commence on 26 March 2024.

Award winners announced at the City’s inaugural Sports Awards
Posted 10 November 2023 Award winners announced at the City’s inaugural Sports Awards

Congratulations to all our incredible award recipients at the City of Busselton’s inaugural Sports Awards. Held on Tuesday, 7 November 2023 the evening recognised and celebrated outstanding achievements and contributions made to community sports.

New regulations announced consistent with Council’s formal response to
Posted 10 November 2023 New regulations announced consistent with Council’s formal response to the rental crisis

The City of Busselton believes that the announced new regulations for un-hosted short-term rental accommodation in Western Australia, along with an incentive aimed at returning some properties to the long-term rental market, are a positive step forward to introducing a State-wide balance between combating the rental crisis and consistent regulation of un-hosted holiday accommodation.

Dunsborough local recognised by Emperor of Japan
Posted 08 November 2023 Dunsborough local recognised by Emperor of Japan

Busselton and Sugito Sister Cities Association (BASSCA) President, Pauline Vukelic was recognised by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, for her outstanding work in enhancing inter-regional exchange between Japan and Australia through the promotion of sister-city exchange.

Bushfire volunteers receive meritorious award
Posted 02 November 2023 Bushfire volunteers receive meritorious award

Local bushfire volunteers have been celebrated at the City’s recent Emergency Services Volunteers Medal Presentations and Recognition evening.

2023 City of Busselton Council Election Results
Posted 24 October 2023 2023 City of Busselton Council Election Results

The City of Busselton is pleased to announce the results of the City’s 2023 Local Government Election.

City of Busselton acquires 465ha for future recreational purposes
Posted 21 October 2023 City of Busselton acquires 465ha for future recreational purposes

The City of Busselton and Tronox have agreed to finalise a contract of sale for the City to acquire 465 hectares of land at Lot 100 Sues Road, Yalyalup. This is one of the largest parcels of land within the City of Busselton.

City of Busselton and Rio Tinto partnership consolidated for another
Posted 27 September 2023 City of Busselton and Rio Tinto partnership consolidated for another three years

The City of Busselton and Rio Tinto have re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), cementing their long-standing partnership for another three years.

Success sees community funding program continue
Posted 12 September 2023 Success sees community funding program continue

Community groups, individuals, businesses and schools can once again benefit from the City of Busselton’s You Choose community funding program, after its success in 2021/2022.

Two New Director Positions Appointed
Posted 24 August 2023 Two New Director Positions Appointed

The City of Busselton is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Pierson and Maxine Palmer to the positions of Director Corporate Strategy and Performance and Director Economic, and Business Development respectively.

The City of Busselton commits to new Business and Industry Grant Funding
Posted 18 August 2023 The City of Busselton commits to new Business and Industry Grant Funding

The City of Busselton has developed a Business Development, Events & Marketing Program, including new grant funding that supports economic development and marketing initiatives delivered by stakeholder groups.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artwork Competition
Posted 15 August 2023 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artwork Competition

During NAIDOC Week and the month of July, the City held an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artwork Competition.

City Launches Inaugural Sports Awards
Posted 07 August 2023 City Launches Inaugural Sports Awards

Nominations are now open for City of Busselton inaugural sports awards to be held on 24 October 2023.

Busselton budget focuses on the fundamentals
Posted 02 August 2023 Busselton budget focuses on the fundamentals

Fixing roads, drainage and improving recreation and reserves are key features of the City of Busselton’s 2023-24 budget.

Council endorses new Busselton Cultural Precinct Strategy
Posted 27 June 2023 Council endorses new Busselton Cultural Precinct Strategy

City of Busselton councillors have endorsed a new vision for the Busselton Cultural Precinct.

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