Welcome to Bass Coast Ratepayers & Residents Association (BCRRA)

We are a Shire-wide Community Association formed to raise the standard of accountability, transparency, community engagement, and fiscal discipline at Bass Coast Shire Council. ​​

We exist to support the Ratepayers and Residents of the Bass Coast Shire.

LATEST NEWS

BCRRA HAS SENT QUESTIONS TO ALL CANDIDATES IN ELECTION

25th September 2020

Council Elections are due to take place in October 2020. Please click here to go to our dedicated Council Election page for more information.

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STORM OVER WIND TURBINE IN SURF BEACH

18 August 2020

Click here for details

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LOCAL PRESS REPORTS COUNCIL RESPONSE TO SURVEY

11 August 2020

To read a clearer version of this article, click here

BCRRA conducted an online survey between 21st May and 21st June 2020 to gauge the community’s current feelings about Council. You can view or download the results and recommendations here.

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CHANGES TO GOVERNANCE AT BCSC

22 July 2020

Bass Coast Shire Council called on the community to provide feedback on its Draft Governance Rules which they must adopt by 1 September 2020.
You can find details here https://www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/about-council/council-meetings-information

This was an opportunity to help shape the way Council delivers public question time, as well as the timelines and conduct of its meetings.

BCRRA has put a submission in to Council which you can read here.

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BCRRA MAKES A SUBMISSION TO COUNCIL ON THE DRAFT ANNUAL BUDGET 2020/21

21 July 2020

After reviewing the Council’s Draft Budget, BCRRA has put in a submission which you can read in full here.
There will be a special meeting of Council at 11.00am on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 to consider submissions, and the Final 2020/21 Budget will be presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday, 19 August for adoption, along with the outcomes of any submissions.
For more information, please see Council’s website here

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CONCERNS OVER RISING WASTE CHARGES

July 7, 2020

BCRRA is concerned about more Waste charge increases – click here for a larger view of this article

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PANDEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

June 5, 2020

Covid-19 has changed all our lives. We hope you are keeping safe and well in these uncertain times.

Bass Coast Shire Council has worked with South Gippsland Shire Council, the Latrobe Health Assembly, the South Coast Primary & Community Partnership and local service providers to develop a resource booklet for the community. This provides information on local services and supports available during this difficult time, and how best to contact them.  You can download a copy of the booklet here.

(Should this link fail to work, please check Council’s web page here.)

We would like to thank the community for the support they are providing to each other and to also extend our thanks to service providers who have continued to support the community through these difficult times.

Coming Events

Bass Coast Shire Council Meetings

The next Ordinary Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

This will be the last meeting for the current Council, with Elections due on 24 October. Council moved into the caretaker period on 22nd September 2020.

 It’s now possible to watch the Council Meetings online, either live as the meeting takes place or anytime later. Links to available streams and also links to all meeting minutes are on the Bass Coast Shire website here.

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BCRRA Annual General Meeting 2020

Due to the current restrictions on social gatherings we are planning to hold our AGM as a virtual meeting online via Zoom. This will take place on Saturday November 7th 2020 at 2pm.

The AGM is the time to elect your new committee for the coming 12 months. All positions will be declared vacant, and we invite any member of the Bass Coast Community with an interest in the improvement and transparency of Bass Coast Shire Council to join us.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us.

As voting at our AGM is only permitted by paid-up members, we will not be able to admit non-members or visitors to this virtual meeting. You can, of course, join the association at any time (for your annual $5.00 membership fee) and this will allow you to join us. Membership form is available here.

You may download a nomination form here.

Please make a note in your diaries now, and we will advise details of registration closer to the time.

If you are unable to attend but wish to nominate another member as your voting proxy, please download and return this form to us.

Your Council

LIVE STREAMING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS STARTED ON MAY 20th !

After years of lobbying by BCRRA, Live-Streaming of Council meeting commenced on Wednesday 20 May at 11:00 am. It’s now possible to watch the Council Meetings online, either live as the meeting takes place or anytime later using the same link.

Links to available streams and also links to all meeting minutes are on the Bass Coast Shire website here.

Summaries of items that may be of interest to the community from each Council meeting will be posted here and can be accessed through the menu above.