The DPA committee comprises eight members and our monthly meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month at the Dunsborough Hall.
New members and volunteers are always welcome join us. At a once only $10 membership, we think it’s a bargain!
Contact us if you would like more information.
In progress. More committee members will be added soon.
Our Past Achievements
(In no particular order)
Paint the Town
The DPA brought together artists and businesses to create the initial set of banners on the town centre street poles. You can still see them from spring to the beginning of autumn!
First Response Kit
The DPA led the town to raise money for the Police to have First Response Kits. The police are often the first at the scene of an accident, and the kits include a defibrillator and first aid. This triggered a number of clubs and centres to install easily accessed defibrillators around the town.
Several upgrades have occurred over the last 15 years at the hall. This includes two upgrades around the stage, the kitchen and the hall timber floor was sanded and sealed. The City of Busselton has completely renovated the main hall to remove asbestos and relocated the toilets to create storage area. We have also paved the outside of the hall with an Aboriginal motif as a greeting to everyone who enters.
Paint the Town – with a Country Arts Y Culture Grant
The DPA commissioned local street artist, Sam Allen to work with local youth on two walls at the Dunsborough Playing Fields. The artwork is still relevant!
A street art project that saw murals installed around Dunsborough and Busselton:
Hannay Lane Bakery – Sam Allen
Hannay Lane way – Sam Allen
Dunsborough Tavern – Ian Mutch
Dunsborough Centrepoint – Ian Mutch
Geographe Leisure Centre – Lou Minty
Busselton Boulevard Sam Isaacs – Jack Bromell
Busselton Boulevard entry – Jack Bromell
Telstra, Busselton – to be completed
Courtesy of local businesses and a community grant from the City of Busselton and a now dissolved group.
Nets at Old Dunsborough Beach
For many years, DPA member Brian Winchcombe and son John, and friends would install a net around the swimming area at Old Dunsborough for stingers as much as sharks. The DPA asked the City to install more permanent netting when the nets were no longer repairable and now the City is responsible for the installation each year.
The DPA has worked with the City on finding out what it is the community want for their town. With the Dunsborough Yallingup Chamber of Commerce, we worked to ensure changes to the traffic flow through the town centre were the priorities of the people who live here. We think the changes have really added to the vibrancy of our village.
The following were initiated by members of the DPA and have gone on to great things!
- Dunsborough & Districts Country Club
- Dunsborough Coast & Landcare Association
- Naturaliste Community and Cultural Centre (now NCC)
- Dunsborough Theatre Group (now Wild Capers Theatre Group)
- Dunsborough Songfest (7 years) held every November www.dunsboroughsongfest.com.au
- Jazz by the Bay (1 year) held every June www.jazzbythebay.com.au
Bendigo Bank Community Banks by our banking