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Bass Coast Shire Council, 76 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi, VIC 3995 | DX 34903 Wonthaggi | PO Box 118, Wonthaggi, VIC 3995 | 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211
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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 free of charge at any of
Council’s waste facilities:
• 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
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 disablilty. Council is currently seeking nominations
for two Bass Coast 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
To help you stop wasting money on power, 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
You are invited to participate in the Future Homes Program. This
is a free program run by Council in collaboration with Bass Coast
Landcare Network. It is designed to help you save money, reduce
energy and water use, create a sustainable home, and prepare for
the impacts of climate change.
A series of six workshops and tours will be run between November
2015 and April 2016.
The rst workshop is a tour day to look at diverse and sustainable
‘future homes’ across Bass Coast. We will be visiting homes that
have a low impact on the environment and incorporate features to
keep them comfortable through extremes in weather and climate.
Have a peek inside and a chance to talk to the owners about their
experiences building or retrotting their homes.
When: Saturday, 21 November
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Where: Meeting at Council Chambers, Ballieu Street Wonthaggi
Bookings are essential, to RSVP for interest in these days please
contact Rosie Scott-Thompson at Bass Coast Landcare Network on
(03) 5678 2335 or email@example.com.
Council recognises the important role events play in the economic
and social wellbeing of the Shire. To help ensure the safe and
sustainable management of events it has established an Events
Advisory Committee. This Committee is made up of representatives
from emergency services, government agencies, Council and the
community. It acts as a forum to advise event organisers how
to better plan for events, to assist with the introduction of new
events and provide a Shire-wide response to event management.
Members of the community are invited to submit Expressions
of Interest for positions as community representatives on this
Expressions of Interest must be in writing (maximum 500 words) and
must meet the following selection criteria.
General Community Members must:
• Identify links to and involvement with the community
• Demonstrate ability to communicate with the community
• Be accessible to community members
• Be available for one meeting per month (during business hours)
• Be available for the term of the committee (until October 2017)
Expressions of Interest can be by email to f.angarane@basscoast.
vic.gov.au or in writing to Frank Angarane, Events Coordinator, Bass
Coast Shire Council, PO Box 118, Wonthaggi VIC 3995
Expressions of Interest close on Wednesday, 2 December 2015.
Future Homes Program
Green Waste Amnesty – Fee Free Disposal
Christmas Giving Trees
Nominations for ‘Having a Say 2016’ Conference
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Bass Coast Shire Council
Australia Day Awards. These annual Awards are a great way to
recognise, acknowledge and celebrate outstanding people within
our community who continually go above and beyond the call of
duty to positively impact the lives of others.
Nominations are being called for:
• Citizen of the Year
• Young Citizen of the Year.
Nominations will close on Wednesday, 9 December 2015.
The Awards will be presented at a special Awards event on
Wednesday, 13 January 2016.
For more information on the categories and the eligibility criteria
or to access a nomination form, please visit Council’s website
basscoast.vic.gov.au/2016awards or contact Linda Ryan on the
numbers below. Hardcopy nomination forms are also available at
Council’s Customer Service Centres.
The 13th Annual Christmas Giving Tree Program is on and Council
asks everyone to participate by generously donating gifts for
disadvantaged families. While all donations are valued, this year the
organisation has specically requested new, unwrapped gifts for
children aged 10 and under. These gifts will be included in hampers
which are distributed to local families.
Christmas Giving Trees are on display in all Customer Service
Centres and will accept gifts up to Friday, 11 December.
The program is organised by The Combined Welfare Group
which consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, St
Vincent de Paul, The Family Resource Centre and churches from
Wonthaggi and Inverloch. This program will benet families in
need across Bass Coast this year. For more information contact
Customer Service on the number below.
In the last weekend of November, world leaders will meet in Paris
for the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference.
At the same time, Australians will come together in capital cities
across the country, alongside people in cities all over the world,
to call for a transition to 100 per cent clean energy and an end
to fossil fuels. Council has partnered with the People’s Climate
March and is encouraging local community members to take part.
Marches are happening in Melbourne at 5.30pm on Friday, 27
November and locally, starting at Newhaven playground at 3.00pm
on Sunday, 29 November.
You can sign up and nd out more about the local March at
www.tinyurl.com/piclimatemarch and the Melbourne March at
2016 Australia Day Award Nominations
Expressions of Interest – Events Advisory
People’s Climate March
BASS Coast Shire Council elect-
ed Cr Jordan Crugnale as its new
mayor at a statutory meeting last
Cr Crugnale was elected in a 4-3
vote, defeating Cr Neil Rankine
who also ran for the position.
Cr Crugnale was supported by Cr
Andrew Phillips, Cr Bradley Drew
and Cr Phil Wright in the election.
Cr Crugnale said being elected
to the role of mayor was an hon-
our and a role she wouldn’t take
“I ’d like to thank my fellow coun-
cillors for their support. I believe
the role of mayor, by its very na-
ture, means showing commit-
ment to and being a voice for all
the community. I promise to show
leadership, continue our strategic
direction as a Council and work
collaboratively with Councillors,
staff and the community to achieve
our priorities. I look forward to
representing Bass Coast Shire as
“I ’d also like to take this oppor-
tunity to acknowledge Cr Brown
for her hard work and inclu-
sive leadership over the past 12
months. She has grown in the role
and led us through some challeng-
ing issues,” Cr Crugnale said.
Cr Bradley Drew was elected
Cr Brown said her year as mayor
had been hard work, but extremely
“It has been a privilege and a
great experience to serve as the
Mayor and represent our wonder-
ful community. I value the oppor-
tunity I was given and now look
forward to supporting the new
Mayor over the next 12 months.”
RIGHT: New mayor for the Bass
Coast Shire is Cr Jordan Crug-
nale, of Inverloch. Cr Crugnale is
pictured with Cr Bradley Drew,
who was elected deputy mayor
at last week’s special meeting of
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