Top three reads in this week’s Busselton Dunsborough Times
In this week’s Busselton Dunsborough Times the future of the Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre is placed in the hands of the community, Dunsborough’s top cop says farewell to the Capes and the first stage of the multi-million dollar Bussell Highway duplication is close to the finishing line.
Residents to decide future of arts centre
The future of the proposed multimillion-dollar art complex for Busselton will now be in the hands of the community.
City of Busselton councillors on Wednesday night agreed to reject all tenders received for the Busselton Performing Arts and Convention Centre, with the lowest coming in $13 million over the $24m budget.
The City will instead open a community survey to allow residents to have their say on whether the potential state-of-the-art facility should go ahead.
Top cop departs for big new role
One of the South West’s most senior officers will wave goodbye to Dunsborough Police Station this month in a bid to savour the South West lifestyle she has come to love.
For 21/2 years, Sgt Jane Gillham has been at the helm of the station as officer-in-charge, steering crime fighting operations and pushing for better public safety.
Sgt Gillham has taken on a prosecuting position at Bunbury Police Station that has offered her the chance to keep living in the South West.
First stage of highway works nearly done
The first stage of a multi million-dollar duplication of a stretch of highway in the South West once touted as the State’s riskiest road could be completed in a matter of weeks.
Phase one of upgrades to Bussell Highway — which links Bunbury to Busselton — are due to finish by mid-July, marking a significant milestone in the long-awaited $85 million development.
The project will duplicate a 17km stretch of the highway between Capel and north of Busselton, which had been voted the riskiest WA road in an RAC survey.
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