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Bass Coast Shire Council
Council offers this service each year to encourage residents to get
ready for the re season. This year's amnesty period runs from 1
November 2015 until 15 December 2015.
You can dispose of your green waste at any of Council's waste
• Cowes Recycling Bank ¬-- Dunsmore Rd, open Friday to Tuesday,
10.30am to 3.30pm
• Wonthaggi Transfer Station -- 180 Cameron Street, open 7 days,
8.30am to 4.30pm
• Grantville Transfer Station -- 1685 Bass Highway, open 7 days,
8.30am to 4.30pm
• Inverloch Transfer Station -- Old Ford Road, open Saturday to
Monday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Weed species and species that cannot be physically mulched such
as ferns will not be accepted in the green waste disposal, therefore
fees will apply. To identify weed species please download a copy of
'The Common Weeds of Gippsland: Bass Coast Shire' brochure from
If you have any enquiries, please contact Council's Waste Services
Team on the numbers below for further information.
The 'Having a Say' Conference is held each year and aims to give
people with disability, carers, family members and other interested
people the opportunity to have a say about issues that affect
people with a disablilty. Council is currently seeking nominations
for two shire residents to attend the Conference in Geelong from
10-12 February 2016. If you have disability or an interest in, or an
understanding of the issues experienced by people with disability,
then we encourage you to nominate.
Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 27 November 2015.
Nomination forms are available on Council's website or by
contacting the Social and Community Planning Administration
Ofcer, on the numbers below or (03) 5671 2211 or email ruralaccess@
basscoast.vic.gov.au. If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech
impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service on 13 36
77 or visit www.relayservice.gov.au for more information. Assistance
to complete a nomination form can also be provided on request.
RapidMap consultants will be inspecting drains in the Waterline area
between October 2015 and January 2016.
Council has employed RapidMap Services to survey the existing
urban drainage systems in The Gurdies, Grantville, Corinella and
Coronet Bay areas. Council is inspecting these drainage systems to
get a better understanding of their conditions.
RapidMap will be inspecting pits and pipes located in roads and
easements on private property. The work will involve opening
the pits and capturing information about the underground pipe
network. Rapid Map employees are easily identied with a photo ID.
If RapidMap need to enter a property for the survey, they will ask
the resident's permission rst, and only residents with drainage
easements on their properties will be affected.
If no one is home when they call, RapidMap will leave a letter asking
permission to come back at a later date.
For more information or questions about the survey work, please
contact Council's Coordinator Asset Management Sytems, Simon
Harris, on the numbers below.
A Special (statutory) meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday,
11 November 2015 in the Council Chamber, Bass Coast Civic Centre,
Baillieu Street, Wonthaggi. The meeting will be open to the public
Items expected to be listed for Council decision as part of the
Special Council agenda include:
1. Election of Mayor
2. Election of Deputy Mayor
3. Ordinary Council meeting schedule - 2016
The agenda will be available on Council's website at 5.00pm on
Friday, 6 November 2015.
Are you a parent of a four year old?
Your child is now due for their four year old preschool vaccination
booster against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio,
measles, mumps and rubella.
This can be arranged at one of our public immunisation sessions or
through your local doctor. Give your child the gift they really need
-- immunity against disease.
Immunisation sessions are held at the following venues and times:
Coronet Bay – Thursday, 12 November 10.30am to 11.00am
Coronet Bay Community Hall, cnr Gellibrand Rd & Bantering Bay Rd
Grantville – Thursday, 12 November, 11.30am to 12.00pm
Grantville Transaction Centre, 1504-1510 Bass Highway
Cowes – Tuesday, 10 November, 10.30am to 11.30am
St Philip's Parish Hall, cnr Thompson Ave and Church St
San Remo – Tuesday, 10 November, 1.30pm to 2.00pm
San Remo Recreation Centre, Wynne Ave
Wonthaggi -- Tuesday, 17 November, 10.30am to 11.30am
Wonthaggi Senior Citizens Club Rooms (next to medical centre),
46-50 Murray Street
Inverloch -- Tuesday, 17 November, 1.30pm to 2.00pm
Inverloch Warrawee Seniors Club Rooms, 22 A'Beckett Street
(parking at rear)
Please bring your Medicare Card and child's immunisation book
to the sessions. For more information contact us on the numbers
To help you stop wasting money on power, Bass Coast Shire Council
is partnering with the independent energy efciency experts at
Positive Charge. Positive Charge is run by a group of independent
energy experts, whose mission is to cut carbon emissions and help
households, businesses, community groups and schools combat
rising energy prices. Get help getting your power bills under control
with advice from their free energy helpline on 9385 8555 or visit
Green Waste Amnesty -- Fee Free Disposal
Special (Statutory) Council Meeting
Nominations for 'Having a Say 2016' Conference
Wednesday, November 11
Remembrance Day ceremony
on November 11 is a
memorial day observed
in Commonwealth coun-
tries since the end of
World War I to pay re-
spect to members of the
armed forces who have
died in the line of duty,
and to recall the end of
hostilities of World War I
on November 11, 1918.
The Phillip Island RSL
invites you to attend the
Remembrance Day com-
memoration service at
the Cowes Cenotaph
commencing at 10.50am
Recipient of the Phillip
Island RSL Music Schol-
arship, Mitchell Brusa-
marello, pictured, from
College, and local singing
sensation Kelly Foster
will be participating in
Make sure you pur-
chase your poppy in time
for Remembrance Day.
Poppies are on sale
from the RSL, Cowes
Bank, Coles, Woolworths
and The Chocolate Fac-
tory at Newhaven.
All funds raised are
used to assist veterans
and their immediate
2015 poppy appeal
RSL appeal organisers and volunteers are gearing up
for the annual Poppy Appeal, with more than half a mil-
lion poppies expected to be sold.
Poppy Appeal volunteers will be selling the much
loved and iconic red poppy to raise funds for current
and former servicemen and women in need.
Buying and wearing a poppy shows respect for our
country's fallen heroes, and it helps raise vital funds
to assist past and present servicemen and women and
their dependents in times of need.
Poppies were among the first plants to bloom in the
devastated battlefields of France and Belgium, and
since 1921 they have been used in remembrance of
those who fell during times of war.
My time as Mayor
By Cr Kimberley Brown, Mayor, Bass Coast Shire
WITH just over a week to go until the mayoral elec-
tion, I thought I'd take this opportunity to reflect on
my past year as Mayor and revisit some of the achieve-
ments both Council and our community have made.
There is no doubt this has been my busiest year yet
and I have to say, being Mayor has been an amazing
experience and a privilege!
I've been welcomed by so many community organisa-
tions and groups, attended a wide variety of events and
celebrations, and been lucky enough to meet hundreds
of community members.
The highlights of my year as Mayor have included the
huge community involvement in the development of
the Cowes Activity Centre Plan, adoption of our Long
Term Financial Plan and new rating strategy, securing a
government grant to develop the Phillip Island Tourism
Strategy 2035, development of the Communications
and Engagement Strategy, seeing so many of our young
leaders involved in youth events around Gippsland and
beyond, handing out over 200 community grants and
welcoming all of our newest Australian citizens.
There were certainly some strange things that hap-
pened too, including a whole playground disappearing
I'm also very proud of Council becoming an Accred-
ited White Ribbon Workplace, and received a lovely
email from a community member recently commend-
ing Council on taking a leading role in our community
to combat domestic violence.
When I became Mayor, I committed to being present,
available and open, and have the community's best in-
terests at heart, and I feel confident that I have brought
all of these attributes to the role.
Around Bass Coast
As the weather warms up, our events schedule gets
bigger and busier! We'll be celebrating Social Inclusion
Week and International Day of People with Disability in
November, with events being held in Inverloch, Wont-
haggi and Leongatha, and the Small Business Bus will
also be coming to Bass Coast in late November to assist
anyone wanting to start up a small business, or give
their existing business a boost!
To see all the events happening throughout Bass
Coast in the next few months, visit our Calendar of
Events at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/events, and don't
forget to register your own events too!
I had a fantastic time at the Children's Expo held at
the State Coal Mine recently, and even overcame my
fear of heights by abseiling down a wall after some of
the children reassured me it wasn't scary at all! Con-
gratulations to all the organisers involved on a great
day for our community and visitors.
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