Busselton is a regional city in the South West
region of Western Australia. Founded in 1832 by
the Bussell family, Busselton has been one of
the fastest growing regions in Australia in the
last decade and has a population of
approximately 20,000. Busselton is 220
kilometres (140 mi) south west of Perth, the
capital of Western Australia. Busselton has
been voted Western Australia's top tourist town
three times in 1995, 1996 and 2005.
To accommodate Busselton’s population
growth, the State Government has completed
of a new state of the art hospital and has
commenced planning for a new campus of the
South West Institute of Technology (TAFE), to
improve education and training in the region.
Housing estates are also being expanded within
Busselton, Vasse and at Dunsborough to the
south of the CBD. The City of Busselton has
completed Stage 1 of the Busselton foreshore
redevelopment and enhanced the foreshores
of Dunsborough and Yallingup.