About the BGBTA
The Bridgetown Greenbushes Business and Tourism Association (BGBTA) is a voluntary organisation that was founded in the 1970s in order to diversify the economy of the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes.
Today the BGBTA continues to advocate on behalf of the Shire’s tourism and commerce interests, fostering a successful and sustainable business environment that enables the entire community to enjoy a positive and progressive future with a truly healthy social fabric.
Each year the BGBTA organises events and activities that promote local business and attract people to the area. In the past, this has included lobbying for and administrating the Visitors' Centre, establishing a network of trails and scenic drives, representing the towns in regional marketing bodies and establishing the Blues at Bridgetown Festival.
More recently, the BGBTA established Fridgetown Fest (originally as the Bridgetown in the Winter Festival) and created and runs the Banquet on the Bridge event which is the Association's major fundraiser. It has also been tasked with the redevelopment and expansion of the Brierley Jigsaw Gallery - a unique community asset. The BGBTA continues to lobby the Shire in regards to matters that directly affect business and tourism; it hosts networking events, financially supports local arts initiatives, develops new events, such as Puzzletown, responding to local interest and tourism potential, shares relevant information with its members, and collaborates with businesses and bodies that have shared goals.
The BGBTA exists and operates to serve the following groups:
- Business owners and operators
- Visitors and holiday makers
- Residents and holiday home owners
- Potential new residents
The vision of the BGBTA is to foster the widespread recognition of the Bridgetown and Greenbushes community as being an attractive and safe place in which to visit, live and operate a business.
If you would like to become a member of the Association or have an enquiry regarding its activities, please contact: