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Australian Underwater Discovery Centre a Step Closer

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AUSTRALIA’S largest natural marine observatory in Busselton is a step closer with the announcement of $13 million funding from the Australian Government Regional Growth Fund last Friday to Busselton Jetty Inc (BJI) for the Australian Underwater Discovery Centre (AUDC). Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino made the announcement just after Jetstar announced direct flights from…

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Record Visitor Numbers at Busselton Jetty

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Busselton Jetty has achieved a record 2018/2019 financial year with Underwater Observatory numbers up 14%, Train riders up 15% and turnover up 29%. 34% of visitors to the Jetty are from international high yielding markets, outstripping the percentage of international visitors entering the region indicating a strong international reputation and a desire to visit the…

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Lyn Beazley Appointed as Inaugural Busselton Jetty Patron

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Former WA Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley has been appointed at the inaugural Busselton Jetty Patron, to lead the organisations citizen science program as an environmental ambassador. Busselton Jetty Chairperson Jenny Sheehan said the appointment of Prof. Beazley was a great honour for the Association which prides itself on its environmental stewardship. “Science, innovation and…

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Beach Clean Up for Plastic Free July

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The 'Beach Clean Up' event for Plastic Free July held on Sunday 28 July was an overwhelming success. Not only was the weather perfect, there was a fantastic turn-out with over 5o people participating including lots of local families. This was particularly encouraging as children are the next generation of little eco-warriors! It was wonderful…

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Exquisite Plankton at Busselton Jetty

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David Attenborough was recently interviewed by Rove McManus on The Project television show. When asked to play a word association game he described 'exquisite' with 'plankton'. We asked our awesome Underwater Observatory tour guides to give us the low-down on plankton. A planktonic organism is one that floats freely in the water. Plankton can be…

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Jetty in Safe Hands

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The Busselton Jetty is in safe hands with Busselton Jetty Inc (BJI), the not for profit community group overseeing Jetty operations, paying its half yearly Jetty maintenance fund licence fee to the City of Bussselton, a whopping $419,806. In 2018/2019 BJI will pay the City $839,612 from tours, events, walk tickets and retail purchases -…

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