Opinion: Busselton mayor Grant Henley gets excited for City Christmas events, urging locals to join in

Grant Henley, City of Busselton mayorBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton Mayor Grant Henley.
Camera IconBusselton Mayor Grant Henley. Credit: Supplied/Supplied

The festive season is upon us again in the City of Busselton. Whether you celebrate Christmas or other traditions, I’m sure many of us are ready for a break and reset!

Last week, we had the pleasure of “flicking the switch” on the City’s Christmas Tree lights in Mitchell Park. A great family event that was enjoyed by many, including a photo opportunity with Santa and his sleigh and plenty of other great activities and entertainment for the “big and small kids”.

For so many of us, we look forward to this time of the year where we can be among family and friends, and I want to encourage as many people as possible to get into our city centres in Busselton and Dunsborough to enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights on offer, as well as support local shops, restaurants and bars to help boost the local economy.

As an organisation we are strongly focused on supporting local businesses, so if you still have Christmas shopping to do, we encourage you to buy from local traders to support our local business.

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I would also like to extend my gratitude to emergency response personnel and volunteers who will remain on active duty while the rest of us relax with friends and family. It’s going to be extra busy here in the South West over summer. Please drive with caution and courtesy, stay safe on our waterways and obey fire warnings.

For all those heading away over the break, please travel safely and take extra care during this busy time on our roads. It’s been a busy and productive year in the City of Busselton. We’ve achieved important milestones, learnt some lessons and shared some great ideas about how we can make this City of ours richer in every sense.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the community and local businesses for supporting Council – we’ve had to make some tough decisions, not all of them popular. But I assure you, decisions made have been based on evidence, made in the best interests of the broader community.

For more information on free city activities this Christmas visit Events Calendar at the City of Busselton website.

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