Busselton Foreshore Redevelopment

Congratulations to the Busselton City Council on their world-class foreshore development.

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and I announced $1.5 million from the federal government during the Prime Minister’s visit to the city last Wednesday.

The Prime Minister was the first Prime Minister to visit Busselton in 71 years, and hasn’t the city changed since then? He arrived at the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport, which the Liberal-led government is contributing $9.78 million towards.

He arrived at the new City of Busselton premises, where he met with 141 emergency service volunteers, community service organisation volunteers and other local volunteers, as well as schoolchildren, in a truly wonderful event.

The Prime Minister then made his way to the iconic foreshore, where he saw one of WA’s top tourist attractions, the Busselton Jetty, which has more than 400,000 visitors every year.

It is the second most visited icon in Western Australia, along with the Jetty Train.

The funding will go towards the revitalisation of the jetty precinct and the foreshore redevelopment, making the Busselton foreshore a world-class waterfront destination.

The redevelopment will also support and encourage further investment and further tourism in the city. I thank the Prime Minister for his visit to Busselton and the South West last week.