Busselton Mail key moments - September 2021 in review

'CinefestOZ Film Festival brings stars to Busselton' - September 1, 2021

2021 CinefestOZ | Busselton

In its 14th year, CinefestOZ brought a touch of glitz and glamour to Busselton for this year's film festival which celebrated the best of Australian film making.

Hollywood movie star Isla Fisher joined the festival's jury and was named Screen Legend at a Gala Night held at Orana Cinemas in Busselton on Saturday.

The festival is known as having Australia's richest film prize, seeing $100,000 awarded to the filmmakers of Nitram, a story about the events that led up to the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.

Hollywood movie star Isla Fisher joined the festival's jury and was named Screen Legend at a Gala Night held at Orana Cinemas in Busselton on Saturday.

Hollywood movie star Isla Fisher joined the festival's jury and was named Screen Legend at a Gala Night held at Orana Cinemas in Busselton on Saturday.

'Community divided on arts centre' - September 1, 2021

Busselton performing arts and centre survey results are in.

The Busselton community were divided on whether a performing arts and convention centre should go ahead, after survey results showed an almost split opinion.

Respondents were asked whether they would prefer to go ahead with the project as planned with the inflated cost, scale back the build at a reduced cost or not to proceed with the project at all.

Around 2,350 people responded to the survey, which was conducted by Catalyse Pty Ltd, and showed that "overall the community was divided about whether to proceed or not."

'CWA celebrates 90 years' - September 8, 2019

CWA Busselton branch celebrate 90 years

The Busselton branch of the Country Women's Association celebrated their 90th anniversary with members from surrounding South West clubs.

Busselton's longest serving member Lorna Osborne has been with the Busselton branch for 32 years, first joining the CWA in the 1970's while living in The Pilbara town of Goldsworthy .

"It has changed a lot, a lot of things have happened in 32 years," she said.

CWA Busselton branch's longest serving member Lorna Osborne cuts the cake made by Mary Fullerton.

CWA Busselton branch's longest serving member Lorna Osborne cuts the cake made by Mary Fullerton.

'Logging to end' - September 15, 2021

The state government heard loud and clear when Western Australians responded to a recent survey about the future of native forests.

Nearly 17,000 people responded to the survey, with 95 per cent of respondents saying more should be done to protect the forests and 73 per cent agreeing that native forest harvesting should not occur at all. And the government listened.

Last week, the WA Government announced that it would end logging from 2024, limiting timber taken from WA's native forests to forest management activities that improved forest health and clearing for approved mining operations.

Nannas for Native Forests protest at burning wind rows in a South West state forest in May this year. Photo by Ray Swarts.

Nannas for Native Forests protest at burning wind rows in a South West state forest in May this year. Photo by Ray Swarts.