Marine conservation and environment citizenship will be a big focus of the new Busselton Jetty Inc (BJI) Board of Management voted at the Association’s recent AGM.
BJI has adopted a new Strategic Plan after a workshop with Dr Lianne Cretney Barnes and is focussed on its Environmental Leadership role above and below the Jetty.
In 2018 the new Busselton Jetty for Schools incursion program, which focuses heavily on marine conservation, was launched.
The Board is also doing its part by removing plastic water bottles, board papers and disposable coffee cups from all meetings.
At the AGM, attended by 80 people, Chair Jenny Sheehan was re-elected and congratulated three new Board members Sally Wilkinson (Deputy Chair), Dee Smith (Secretary) and Chris Lane.
The three new Board members join Ms Sheehan, Steve Disley, Jess O’Malley, Ken Preston and Barry House to make up the Board of eight.
“I am very pleased to welcome our new Board members who join a great team working on delivering results for the community and businesses in Busselton through increasing tourist numbers to the Busselton Jetty,” said Ms Sheehan.
“We have a number of exciting projects coming up to add value to the Busselton Jetty experience, including the Village at the end of the Jetty, but we are also focussed on enhancing our environment with the Artificial Reef project with RDA South West and introduction of a Voluntourism diving program to assist with Pile Rehabilitation.”
BJI is working on an international Lego project too which Ms Sheehan said would be a lot of fun and encouraged local residents to become friends of the Jetty through applying for membership online www.busseltonjetty.com.au
BJI currently has 693 members who continue to focus on saving the Jetty for future generations to enjoy.