National Water Week celebrations

A new car in the Busselton Water fleet is bolder and brighter than ever, donned with artwork from hundreds of local community members to celebrate National Water Week.

The new Toyota Corolla hybrid is adorned with 260 pieces of art from Busselton local residents aged seven to 72!

The Water for Art competition was held in the lead up to National Water Week with entries received from seven local schools as well as individual community members.

“National Water Week celebrates water and reminds us to preserve this precious resource. We’re excited that this vehicle too, as it makes its way around town in the years ahead, will be a striking reminder from our community about the need for water conservation and protection,” Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliott said.

“The reasons why our local community values water really shone through – the perspectives and creative artworks were incredible and we hope the community takes the time to view these on the car.

Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliott congratulated four winners of the competition whose artworks were chosen for their creativity and their expression of why they value water.

“A huge congratulations to Karena Michie (42), Caleb Boekelman (14), Millie Jasper (11) and Sabella Banks (12) who took out our Water for All competition,” Mr Elliott said.

Supported by Busselton Toyota, the new car is special for more than its looks – it is the first hybrid in the Busselton Water fleet.

“We’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint and creating a sustainable operating environment, so the addition of a hybrid to our fleet was a perfect match,” Mr Elliott said.

“Supporting local business is important to us and especially those like-minded businesses like Busselton Water who are keen to reduce their environmental impact.  It’s great to see increased use of hybrid vehicles across the region,” said Laurie Saltarini Busselton Toyota Dealer Principal.

The car will be on display over the next week for the community to view – visit Busselton Water’s Facebook to see the viewing times and locations.

National Water Week runs from 21 to 27 October and is about inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build awareness around the value of water.