LATEST NEWS

AQUATICS IN BASS COAST

3rd June 2021

Bass Coast Shire Council has now released concept plans and draft feasibility studies for both Wonthaggi and Phillip Island Aquatic Leisure Centres. Community feedback is needed to help shape these important developments.

See https://basscrra.org/aquatics/ for more……

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.

Bunurong Ward:

Brett Tessari
Leticia Laing
Les Larke

Island Ward:

Michael Whelan
Ronnie Bauer
David Rooks

Westernport Ward:

Bruce Kent
Rochelle Halstead
Clare Le Serve

We look forward to seeing how their pre-election plans and commitments unfold over the coming weeks.

For voting details visit https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/…/bass-coast-shire-council

To see their election profiles, go to https://basscrra.org/council-elections-2020/

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BCRRA AGM ELECTS NEW COMMITTEE FOR 2020/21

Our AGM was held on 7th November 2020, and a new committee was elected. For more information, go to https://basscrra.org/committee/

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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’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

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.