Community support reaches new heights

Busselton Water’s support for the local community has risen to new heights with nine groups securing funding under the Busselton Water Community Partnership Program.

The Community Partnership Program, now in its third year, will provide more than $10,000 to local groups supporting disabilities, sports and education, sustainability and emergency services.

Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliott said that applications for this round of support were impressive in what was a highly competitive field of applicants.

“We received a record 23 applications this year of the highest standard from integral services and groups that really make a difference to our community,” Mr Elliott said.

“Busselton Water is proud to support this year’s recipients.”

The nine groups which Busselton Water will support over the next year includes:

  • Busselton Aero Club – Young Flyer’s Club
  • Busselton Bowling Club
  • Busselton Croquet Club
  • Busselton Toy Library
  • Busselton Volunteer Fire and Rescue
  • Cornerstone Christian College
  • Disables Surfers Association South West
  • Southern Capes Motorcycle Club
  • Vasse Royals Football Club

Busselton Toy Library President Brady Van Wyk said they were very appreciative of the support offered by Busselton Water, which will see the purchase of water-related play toys for the library.

“As a small, not-for-profit community group, we’re thrilled with Busselton Water’s support. The new toys will be a terrific addition to our toy collection and well used by families across the region,” Ms Van Wyk said.

“Our aim is to provide children from birth to six with hands-on opportunities to explore water and the different ways water is a part of the world,”

The Busselton Toy Library is a not-for-profit organisation that has been running for close to 30 years and is operated on a voluntary basis.

“Our library enables local families to borrow a variety of educational and recreational toys for their children whilst preventing landfill waste from unwanted toys,” Ms Van Wyk said.