2017 City of Busselton candidates | Terry Best

City of Busselton councillor Terry Best with his wife Wendy. Mr Best is vying for his third term on council.

City of Busselton councillor Terry Best with his wife Wendy. Mr Best is vying for his third term on council.

City of Busselton councillor Terry Best will be vying for his third term on council bringing with him eight years experience and a desire to complete unfinished business.

Mr Best said projects like the Busselton Margaret River Airport and foreshore redevelopment still needed twigging with the airport being of particular importance to the business community 

“We need to keep working solidly on that and sometimes we have special meetings to make the latest modifications,” he said.

“To the ordinary ratepayer it may not seem like a big deal but to the overall balance of what we do in the city it is extremely important, not only to the city but to our neighbours as well.”

New ventures Mr Best saw necessary over the coming years were to improve the transport system in and out of the city which would start this year with the eastern link.

“In its initial stage it will divert a lot of traffic from East Busselton instead of going over the bridge on Causeway Road,” he said.

“Once that is in place then upgrading Causeway Road to the bridge so it would eventually be a dual carriageway.”

Mr Best was still an advocate for Ford Road and believed it would eventually happen, but in the meantime, the council needed to demonstrate to the state government they had looked at every other option to reduce congestion.

He said the drug rehabilitation centre should have been approved and, while substance abuse was an unfortunate blight on society, it was a matter of what needed to be done.

Mr Best sees a need for more sporting amenities which he believed could be achieved in the coming years such as more basketball courts and a bike path from Dunsborough to Yallingup, along with protecting the coastline from rising sea levels.