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.
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BCRRA JOINS RATEPAYERS VICTORIA
30th January 2021
We are now members of Ratepayers Victoria, the state-wide ratepayer advocacy group. They have developed and fostered strong relationships with a number of key State Government organisations including: • Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) • Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) • Local Government Inspectorate (LGI) • Local Government Victoria (LGV) • The Ombudsman’s Office • Essential Services Commission (ESC) • The Local Government Minister, The Hon. Shaun Leane MP
COUNCIL MOVES TOWARDS IMPROVED ENGAGEMENT
21st December 2020
Two positive steps were taken by our new Council at the December meeting.
The Draft Community Engagement Policy 2021 was released for community engagement, and Live Streaming of Council meetings is to continue following the success of the six-month trial. For more information click here
THE COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN !
6th November 2020
The VEC has confirmed the results and we now know our new Councillors for the next four years.
Brett Tessari Leticia Laing Les Larke
Michael Whelan Ronnie Bauer David Rooks
Bruce Kent Rochelle Halstead Clare Le Serve
We look forward to seeing how their pre-election plans and commitments unfold over the coming weeks.
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’S SUBMISSION TO COUNCIL ON THE DRAFT ANNUAL BUDGET 2020/21
21 July 2020
After reviewing the Council’s 2020/21 Draft Budget, BCRRA put in a submission which you can read in full here. There was a special meeting of Council on 29 July 2020 to consider submissions, and the Final 2020/21 Budget was 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
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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 pagehere.)
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.
Bass Coast Shire Council Meetings
The next Ordinary Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday 17 March 2021.
Live streaming of Council Meetings takes place online, either live as the meeting takes place or via archived video 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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LIVE STREAMING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS STARTED ON MAY 20th !
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.