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Dunsborough District & Progress Association - About Us

About Us

Committee

The DDPA 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.

Governance

The Dunsborough and Districts Progress Association (Inc.) is a not-for-profit incorporated group. You can find out more information about the group’s operations via its governance documents.

Constitution
Communications Plan

In progress

Minutes

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Committee Members

In progress. More committee members will be added soon.

Vicky Small

Vicky Small has a 20 year connection to the Dunsborough community. Originally visiting family who had settled in Dunsborough she…

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Trish Flower

Trish Flower has lived, worked and raised her son in Dunsborough since1995. She loves being involved in ‘community building’, having…

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Mandy Edwards

Mandy Edwards joined the DDPA in 2015 and has been a committee member since 2016. Mandy's background is in environmental…

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Our Past Achievements

(In no particular order)

Paint the Town
The DDPA 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 DDPA 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.

Dunsborough Hall
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 DDPA commissioned local street artist, Sam Allen to work with local youth on two walls at the Dunsborough Playing Fields. The artwork is still relevant!

StART
A street art project that saw murals installed around Dunsborough & 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, DDPA member Brian Winchcombe and son John, and friends used to install a net around the swimming area at Old Dunsborough for stingers as much as sharks. The DDPA 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.

Town Planning
The DDPA 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 DDPA and gone onto great things!

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