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We want to hear your thoughts and ideas to help shape a better Bass Coast.
During January there will be plenty of opportunities to share your ideas for
the future of Bass Coast and these will help shape the Council Plan 2017-21
and Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan. The information collected will
also inuence the development of the 2017/18 Budget.
We’ll be popping up at community events around Bass Coast during January
and also inviting you to attend sessions which will be held at:
• Cape Paterson – Monday, 9 January, 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Cape Paterson Hall, 17 Wheelers Road
• Cowes –
Wednesday, 11 January, 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Cowes Heritage Centre, 89 Thompson Avenue
Thursday, 12 January, 2 .00pm to 4.00pm
Bass and District Sports Club, Hade Avenue
• Facebook Q&A – Monday, 16 January, 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Tuesday, 17 January, 7.00pm to 9.00pm
San Remo Recreation Centre, Wynne Road
• Inverloch –
Thursday, 19 January, 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Inverloch Community Hub, 16 A’Beckett Street
• Grantville –
Monday, 23 January, 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Grantville Hall, Bass Highway
• Wonthaggi –
Tuesday, 24 January, 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Old Post Ofce, Watt Street
• Rhyll –
Wednesday, 25 January, 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Rhyll Hall, Lock Road
You can also get involved online by lling out a survey at
Bass Coast Shire Council, 76 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi | DX 34903
PO Box 118, Wonthaggi VIC 3995 | 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or
(03) 5671 2211 email@example.com
Help shape a better
Representatives of the successful groups under the Phillip Island RSL Community grants
program are pictured.
From left they are Terry Heffernan, Chair PIRSL Sub -Welfare committee; Bob Hayes Phillip
Island and District Genealogy Association; Jenny Broomhall, Phillip Island Scouts; Colin
Grey, National Vietnam Veterans Museum; Wendy Stratmann, Phillip Island Scouts; Patricia
Hanrahan Phillip Island Community and Learning (PICAL); Phil Dressing, National Vietnam
Veterans Museum; Linda Morrison (PICAL); Priscilla and John Stott St Philips Anglican
Church and Tom Mallaghan, President Phillip Island RSL.
Phillip Island to
benefit from grants
THE Phillip Island RSL recently conducted
a special afternoon tea to present the Phillip
Island RSL Community grants to five local or-
Successful applicants were the Phillip Island
Genealogy Association, Phillip Island Scouts,
Phillip Island Community and Learning Centre,
St Phillips Anglican Church and the National
Vietnam Veterans Museum.
A total of $10,000 was provided to the five or-
ganisations which had very different needs and
wants for their organisations.
The Phillip Island and District Genealogy As-
sociation is using the funds to digitise old shire
rate books from 1870 which will be printed into
an A3 book.
The National Vietnam Veterans Museum will
be funding restoration work on its Caribou
transport plane using a specific air operated
riveting system to reassemble the plane faster
ensuring longevity and preservation of the
Phillip Island Scouts has grown significantly
over the last few years which is creating a big
demand on resources and equipment. The
funding has enabled additional tables to be pur-
chased which are used at fund raising sausage
Earlier this year, PICAL, together with the
Phillip Island RSL, presented the Aging Posi-
tively Expo which was a huge success.
To follow on from the Expo, PICAL will be pre-
senting four workshops in 2017 for community
seniors, carers and families to learn about aged
care facilities and services within the region.
Local artist Paul Woodford recently complet-
ed a stunning mural on the side of St. Philip’s
Anglican Church in Cowes which depicts the
history of Phillip Island.
Funds will be used to finish off new landscap-
ing and a barrier to protect this treasured art
The Phillip Island RSL Community Grants
program opens again in July 2017. Full details
are available from www.phillipislandrsl.com.
Member of the Phillip Island Patchworkers enjoying a Christmas Break-up quilt in at the
Patchworkers donate to
local community services
THE Phillip Island Patchworkers Club held
its December Quilt In recently in Newhaven.
At its recent patchwork display it raised al-
most $6000 for local emergency services.
Representatives of local community services
were in attendance to accept cheques each for
They were Michael from the Cape Woolamai
Surf Lifesaving Club, Helen and Ron from the
San Remo SES, Murray and Robert from the
Phillip Island CFA and Vic from the San Remo
It was great to have them come along and to
learn what the money would be used for.
Money will also be donated to the Cowes
Branch of the Ambulance Service and to The
Phillip Island SES.
Other activities and donations this year:
• Donation to the Newhaven Yacht Club Sail-
ability program. Life jackets and a wheelchair
were purchased to be used in their Sailability
• Donations to Cancer Council, Red Cross
Nepal Appeal, Day for Girls through the Ro-
tary Club and the RSL Men’s Shed.
• Members have continued to knit and cro-
chet poppies for the 5000 Poppies Project and
orange poppies to commemorate the Vietnam
Veteran’s 50 year Anniversary of the Battle of
• The restoration of the Woolamai Surf Life
Saving Club flag.
• Donations of the alphabet challenge block
quilt and number quilt to the Children’s Hub.
• Donation of a collection of quilts to the
Safe Steps program - a program for survivors
of domestic violence.
The club’s annual beginners classes start in
February 2017. If you are interested, contact
Marj Wagland on 56785398.
If you would like more information about
how to join this friendly club, give president
Michelle Trewin a call on 0418 356 478.
New members are always welcome.
Phillip Island Patchworkers president Michelle Trewin presenting Vic Sammut from the
San Remo CFA with a cheque for $1000.
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