Busselton Mail key moments - October 2021 in review

'New aged care facility opens doors' - October 10, 2021

Dunsborough's first fully integrated aged care facility was officially opened on Thursday, October 7, 2021 by Forrest MP Nola Marino.

The $37.5 million facility, comprising an 80-bed residential care facility and 21 two-bedroom, two-bathroom independent living apartments, was driven by community demand.

Capecare Dunsborough features dementia-enabling design, a new headquarters for the Dunsborough branch of the CWA, allied health facilities, landscaped gardens, barbeque, café area and cinema room.

'Leavers vax jab mandated' - 13 October, 2021

2021 Western Australia school leavers must be vaccinated for year end event

Anyone wishing to attend Western Australia's largest school leavers event in Dunsborough next month will need to be vaccinated.

The Chief Health Officer has provided advice that the precaution is necessary to ensure a safe event for school leavers and the local community.

Mandatory vaccination will be required by way of directions issued under the Public Health Act 2016.

Year 12 students attending the 2021 Dunsborough school leavers event must be vaccinated.

Year 12 students attending the 2021 Dunsborough school leavers event must be vaccinated.

'Mayor is re-elected' - 20 October, 2021

2021 City of Busselton local government election results

City of Busselton mayor Grant Henley vowed to "learn from his mistakes" after the council voted him into the position for the third time.

The City saw a 4 per cent increase in voter turnout for the local government election on October 16. The 2019 election had a 30.47 per cent voter turn out compared to a 34.35 per cent in 2021. Saturday night saw Cr Ryan, Mayor Henley, Cr Richards and Mikayla Love voted into council.

Mayor Henley was the only councillor recontesting his seat to be voted back in with 9.95 per cent of the vote.

The 2021 City of Busselton council welcomed three new councillors on October 18. Pictured is Mikayla Love, Sue Riccelli, Ross Paine, Kate Cox, Paul Carter, Grant Henley, Jodie Richards, Phil Cronin and Anne Ryan.

The 2021 City of Busselton council welcomed three new councillors on October 18. Pictured is Mikayla Love, Sue Riccelli, Ross Paine, Kate Cox, Paul Carter, Grant Henley, Jodie Richards, Phil Cronin and Anne Ryan.

'Mosquito havoc continues' - October 20, 2021

Shire of Capel residents demand better mosquito management at special electors meeting

JADED Capel and Stratham residents aired their frustrations over "chronic" mosquito problems at a special electors meeting on October 14.

About 50 residents joined Shire of Capel Mosquito Management officer Naomi Milner and the Department of Health, South West scientific officer Jay Nicholson to discuss management going forward.

The meeting was requested after the Shire received a petition from Stratham resident Matthew Granger, with more than 100 signatures requesting action.