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Bass Coast Shire Council
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, 14 Jan 2016, 10.30am to 11.00am
Coronet Bay Community Hall, cnr Gellibrand Rd & Bantering Bay Rd
Grantville - Thursday, 14 Jan 2016, 11.30am to 12.00pm
Grantville Transaction Centre, 1504-1510 Bass Highway
Cowes - Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016, 10.30am to 11.30am
St Philip’s Parish Hall, cnr Thompson Ave & Church St
San Remo - Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016, 1.30pm to 2.00pm
San Remo Recreation Centre, Wynne Ave
Wonthaggi - Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016, 10.30am to 11.30am
Wonthaggi Senior Citizens Club Rooms (next to medical centre),
46-50 Murray Street
Inverloch - Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016, 1.30pm to 2.00pm
Inverloch Warrawee Senior’s 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
Council will be developing a new shire wide Playspace Plan in 2016.
A playspace encompasses a broad area where play equipment may
only be one aspect of the play.
The consultation for this Plan will commence on Saturday, 9 January
at the Bass Coast Agricultural Show in Wonthaggi where Council
will be hosting a pop-up stand, so come along and spend a few
minutes sharing with us some of your ideas.
The Plan will be a 10 year plan that guides the development of
Playspaces throughout the Shire.
If you can’t make it to the pop-up stand, there will be other
opportunities to provide input and feedback, including an online
survey available from Council’s website from 9 January and several
park based pop-ups, with details to be advertised at a later date.
For more information, please contact Council’s Recreation and
Open Space Planners, Ella Angarane and Howard Scott, on the
Residents, ratepayers and visitors to Bass Coast are invited to
attend Fire Ready Victoria meetings hosted by the CFA.
These sessions provide the the must-have information for this fire
Grantville – Thursday, 7 January 2016, 7.00pm to 8.30pm at
Grantville Community Hall, Bass Highway
Inverloch – Saturday, 9 January 2016, 9.00am – 10.30am, Inverloch
Hub Forecourt, 16 A’Beckett Street Inverloch including a CFA
Brigade BBQ Breakfast.
In the event of an emergency:
Tune to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated
community radio stations or Sky News TV
Call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on
freecall 1800 240 667
Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication
impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service
on 1800 555 677
For help with English, call the Translating and Interpreting
Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone
VBIL. If you know someone who cannot speak English,
provide them with this number
Download the FireReady App and follow Vic Emergency on
Twitter (#VicFires) or Facebook
Road Closures: check VicRoads website
Fire Ready Meetings
Do you visit Parks and Playspaces in Bass Coast?
BASS Coast councillors supported the
Trinity Development application for a golf
course and tourist accommodation on rural
land in San Remo for the following reasons:
Cr Neil Rankine: “A golf course is an appro -
priate use of this land, and the use is accom-
modated in the San Remo Structure Plan.”
Cr Rankine wanted councillors to impose
a condition that the land also includes an ex-
tension of the George Bass Walk.
“That would make a world class walking
track,” he commented.
Cr Rankine moved that a 50 metre buffer
be included in the determination. “We can
work with the developers,” he stated.
Cr Phil Wright: Recognised that there is
strong resistance to the subdivision of this
land, stating he had intended to vote against
this, but had changed his mind.
He said he had spent time on preparation
of a Phillip Island Tourism Strategy, and the
biggest risk to the island was residential
“We need to move residential growth across
to San Remo. When that fills up, move resi-
dential growth elsewhere.
“There is a role for San Remo to play here.
And that is to take some of the pressure off
“That’s fabulous work by Cr Rankine to get
a coastal walk included with the application,”
Cr Wright said the north side of the devel-
opment faces Phillip Island Road, and condi-
tion 12 of the permit requires a roundabout
to be constructed at the Punchbowl Phillip
Island Tourist Road intersection, to be com-
pleted prior to construction commencing.
“A roundabout there is going to address
some of the traffic needs of an east-west link
road, and will be of great benefit to the San
Cr Andrew Phillips: Cr Phillips said the de-
velopers have raised reasonable concerns.
“They do have to build a golf course before
a residential estate can be built there,” he
“This fact allays my concerns about this
Cr Bradley Drew supported the application,
while noting there was community concern.
“The area is suitable for development, sub-
ject to demand,” was his comment.
“An extension of the George Bass Walk is an
added plus for this proposal.”
The developer has four years to develop the
Council supports San
THE Minister for Regional Development Jaa-
la Pulford and Minister for Tourism and Ma-
jor Events John Eren have announced a new
initiative dedicated to advancing key regional
tourism infrastructure projects in partnership
with Regional Tourism Boards (RTBs).
In launching Victoria’s Regional Statement
in November, the State Government commit-
ted to identifying and actively facilitating 10
iconic regional tourism projects.
The new grant program will help support
the development of new plans and business
cases for these and other significant tourism
infrastructure and experiences that have been
identified by RTBs across the state, such as
cycling, visitor interpretation and Aboriginal
The $1.8 million package is funded through
the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund
and is being jointly developed by Regional De-
velopment Victoria and Tourism Victoria.
Minister for Regional Development Jaala
Pulford said the state government is getting
on with delivering its commitments under the
Regional Statement to create jobs and make
regional Victoria a better place to live, work
“This new $1.8m of funding will help to de-
velop tangible projects and support a robust
pipeline of investment opportunities that will
grow the visitor economy across regional Vic-
toria,” Ms Pulford said.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events
John Eren said the government recognises
“the critical role that major attractions play in
bringing visitors and driving the development
and growth of the visitor economy, particu-
larly in regional and rural areas.”
“We’re working with the Regional Tour-
ism Boards to ensure that their voices, and
those who know their regions best, are heard
throughout this process.”
Building a case for regional tourism projects
What is your wish for
Phillip Island in 2016?
Lisa Kane, Cape Woolamai
Safety on the roads throughout the year, and for mo -
torists to look after our wildlife that are being killed.
Sue Chambers, Silverleaves:
Better road surfaces across the island.
Dawn Winn, Cowes:
I wish they’d build another bridge, and make the
town centre of Cowes more attractive. It needs to be
Bree Rutherford, Surf Beach:
We need a swimming pool and for our aquatic centre
to get going.
Rosie Brewin, Rhyll:
To maintain the rural environment of Phillip Island
in regards to the amount of proposed development.
Peta Gapper, Surf Beach:
I’d wish for more entertainment for young people, to
give them something to do and be involved in.
Culturally, there’s nothing much here for them.
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