Bunbury Mayor sends off ‘rewarding’ first months with community Christmas message

Jaysen MiguelBunbury Herald
City of Bunbury Mayor Jaysen Miguel shares his Christmas message to send off 2021.
Camera IconCity of Bunbury Mayor Jaysen Miguel shares his Christmas message to send off 2021. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times

On behalf of Bunbury City Council, seasons greetings to our community.

I acknowledge that Goomburrup (Bunbury) is Wardandi Noongar Boodja and I pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging.

What a year 2021 has been for Bunbury and while we have achieved so much in what has been another challenging year for all, the year has flown by.

I am seeing out 2021 of course as your newly elected mayor and these first few months have been busy, invaluable and rewarding.

I have used this time to meet community members and businesses — both in person and at community events — and to strengthen partnerships with my fellow councillors to ensure we can work together into the future.

This year has seen some exciting projects continuing to take shape in Bunbury through clever investment by the City, and externally via State and Federal governments and the private sector.

The Youth Precinct and Hay Park Sports Pavilion and Sykes Foreshore upgrades in preparation of the recently started Splash Park, along with numerous other capital works across the City, have been highlights.

Celebrated just last week at our new-look Jetty Baths, the State Government’s Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project continues, and I look forward to more milestones in 2022.

A number of new businesses have opened their doors here — many people are keeping an eager eye on construction at the Froth Craft Bunbrewery — not to mention the established businesses that continue to contribute to our economy and vibrant City.

I think in 2021 it has also become noticeable that people are talking about Bunbury with positivity and our community’s pride in Bunbury is growing — this is something I’m probably most proud of.

Going in to 2022, I am excited about a number of projects being completed and subsequently strengthening Bunbury’s status as a destination — a place to live, visit and invest.

Again, on behalf of your City Council, we can’t wait to work with you, our community, to continue the trajectory Bunbury is on as the best place to live.

For now, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Be safe this holiday period. Drive safe on our roads.

Spend time with family and friends. Take it all in.

And I’ll see you all for a bright and exciting 2022.

Jaysen Miguel is the City of Bunbury Mayor.

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