Concert Saturday to support Ukraine

There will be a concert Saturday March 12 at 5pm in Lions Park, Dunsborough to raise money and show support for the plight of the Ukrainian people. Music will be provided by Ukranian musicians and local school bands. There will be short speeches by local members of the Ukranian community and an experienced refugee aid worker. There will also be a very generous raffle courtesy of our great local businesses including Text & Co, Christian Fletcher Gallery, Cape Cellars and many more. The Lions will be providing a sausage sizzle with all revenue going to the fund raiser. Feel free to bring a picnic and refreshments.

Please bring cash as there will be opportunities to donate and to purchase goods. Due to Covid restrictions, we would appreciate you registering (no charge) here.

Due to Covid there are a number of conditions:
Check-in stations at four entry points – please use them. Use provided hand sanitiser on entry. Keep your bubble family 1.5m from others and unfortunately face masks are mandatory.

You can also contribute directly to the fund by going to the DPA page here. which will also provide you with more information on what the DPA is doing and how you can help.

Thank you.

Last chance to comment on 6 storey complex

Duglup Centre from Dunn Bay Rd roundabout

Friday, Dec. 3 is the deadline to comment on the proposed six storey office/retail/ apartment complex on Dunn Bay Road. If it goes ahead it will be the tallest building south of Bunbury. More details here on making a submission.

The future of the project will be decided by a 5 person panel (JDAP) consisting of two local councillors (Henley and Carter) and three Perth planners. They are expected to meet in early January. If it goes ahead it most likely means another six storey development down Dunn Bay Rd will get approval later in the month.

AGM held-new treasurer

The DPA held its 2021 AGM on July 29, 2021. The management committee reluctantly accepted the retirement of treasurer Bryn Sargeant. Ross Goby was elected to the committee as the new treasurer. All the other committee members were re-elected. Ann Goby was also elected to the committee.

The committee thanked Bryn for his hard work over the last few years, both as a very efficient treasurer and as an active volunteer at all the DPA events.

The minutes of the meetings and the President’s report follows:

New park opens


A new park opened in Dunsborough in mid June, 2021, the result of a collaboratiion between the DPA, the City of Busselton and the RAC. At the instigation of ex-councillor John McCallum and the DPA, the city, over the past few years, has been negotating with Telstra to convert its car park in the centre of town into a park. This came to fruition in June. The RAC provided a grant for the vegetation and RAC volunteers did most of the planting.


Djiljit Mia wins awards

Adam, Trish and Jacquie receive awards

In May Djiljit Mia Community Gathering Place won the 2021 W.A. Parks and Leisure award of excellence in two categories: Community Based Initiative of the Year and Best Regional/Rural Industry Contribution. National awards will be announced in September. Congratulations to Trish! As of June 6 the City has taken over respoinsibility for managing the space.

Petition momentum grows

The DPA sponsored petition requesting the council rezone lots facing the foreshore to 3 stories picked up momentum Saturday with over 200 signatures.

Sharing a booth with Dunsborough 2030 there was non-stop traffic all morning.

The petition requests the council rezone all the R80 lots on Geographe Bay Road to R60. This will lower the maximum height to 3 stories from 4/5 stories.

The petition will be presented to council Jan 20. It can still be signed at Christisn Fletcher Gallery or Text&Co. Only Busselton electors (ratepayers) can sign. More information is available here.