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The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 in the
Cowes Cultural Centre Hall, 91-97 Thompson Avenue, Cowes. This Meeting will be open to
the public from 5.00pm. This monthly Meeting is the only formal decision-making forum for
Council. As a member of the community you are invited to attend and observe this process.
At the beginning of this Meeting there is an opportunity for you to ask questions of Council,
during community question time. Questions must be submitted in writing prior to the
Meeting and responses will be published in the minutes. For more details on question time,
please visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/meetings.
These are the items currently proposed to be listed for the next Ordinary Meeting of Council
on Wednesday, 13 December. This list is subject to change. The Council Meeting agenda will be
released on Council’s website on Friday, 8 December.
Notice of Motion
Planning Permit Application 170172 - 22 Hamilton Street, Corinella
Planning Permit Application 170243 - 18 Bear Street, Inverloch
Planning Permit Application 170244 - 190 Toorak Road, Inverloch
Planning Permit Application 170211 - 35 Coghlan Road, Cowes
Statutory Planning Delegations
Cowes Jetty Triangle Redevelopment - Functional Concept Design
Submission to Victoria Grants Commission
Council is currently recruiting for the following positions:
For more information visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/careers.
A MAZE’N Things on Phil-
lip Island was honoured to
receive the gold award for
Tourist Attractions at the
2017 RACV Victorian Tour-
ism Awards last week.
These are the Premiere
Tourism Awards in the state.
A particular highlight at the
Awards was the mention of
A Maze’N Things’ newest ad-
dition, a chamber of magic
called ‘Karel’s Magic Manor’.
“ I t was fantastic to see offi-
cial recognition of the results
of years of planning, lots of
effort, and a lot of money,”
said a delighted Geoff Moed,
managing director, following
A Maze’N Things previous-
ly won this major award in
2005 and was a finalist again
in 2006 and 2007.
Geoff commented that the
response following the pre -
sentation had been very posi-
tive with a number of over-
seas enquiries already being
A new addition at A Maze’N
Things is also in the pipeline.
“ We are looking forward to
soon opening a new addition
in Magic Manor, called the
Conjurers Express, which
will be a magical mystical
spinning ride that will trans-
port people from Magic Man-
or, back to the real world and
A Maze’N Things, ” Geoff said.
He has also paid tribute
to his hard working staff
members, for the part they
have played in the success
achieved by A Maze’N Things.
“This award is a credit to
the efforts of our staff who
so consistently deliver excel-
lent service to enhance our
visitor’s experiences, and
who have enthusiastically
embraced the brand new con-
cept, ” Geoff said.
A Maze’N Things has been
in operation on Phillip Island
since 1991 and consistently
keeps introducing new activi-
ties and concepts.
Karel’s Magic Manor has
been described as Austra-
lia’s best permanent Magic
Exhibition, and this Tourism
Award is a further confirma-
tion of that.
It is an imaginative and
spectacular extension of the
existing themes of mazes,
puzzles and illusions.
Geoff would also like to
congratulate all the other fi-
nalists and winners, especial-
ly to those from our region.
He also commended Desti-
nation Phillip Island, the Re -
gional Board, and Bass Coast
Council who have been sup-
portive all the way.
A Maze’N Things will now
go on to represent Victoria at
the Qantas Australian Tour-
ism Awards to be held in
Perth in February 2018.
FEEL a festive singalong
Then mark Tuesday, Decem-
ber 19 in your diary because
Carols By The Bay is on again.
Up to 5000 people attended
last year’s event and organis-
ers say given more people at-
tend each year, numbers are
expected to swell.
The night begins at 5pm
with the annual street carni-
val, in the Cowes Esplanade
outside the Continental, which
is sponsored by the Bendigo
Bank and Phillip Island RSL,
followed by carols at 8pm, at
the foreshore amphitheatre,
which will run until after 9pm,
when a fireworks display
sponsored by the Bass Coast
Shire Council concludes the
The carnival will be comp-
ered by Peter Paul, who first
initiated the event six years ago.
Peter said all the favourite
rides from past years – as well
as a few new additions – will
be part of the carnival, along-
side food stalls, face painters
and balloon artists, and of
course a visit from Santa.
With the carnival spon-
sored by the Bendigo Bank
and RSL, there is a chance
to win three Christmas ham-
pers worth $150 each from
Bendigo Bank, and three RSL
vouchers worth $50 each.
“The whole event was cre-
ated because I felt it was im-
portant to have a community
night for children and families
where it doesn’t cost parents
an arm and a leg,” Peter said.
As locals will remember, the
carols have long been hosted
by Baptist Minister Craig
Semple. However, with his de-
parture earlier this year, the
event will be compered by St
John’s Uniting Church Rever-
end Ian Turnnidge
“I’ve got big shoes to fill and
have had a full handover from
Craig,” Ian said.
The carols will begin with a
welcome to country from lo-
cal artist Camille Monet, fol-
lowed by performances from
local musicians and both the
junior and senior Cowes Pri-
mary School choirs, while the
Wonthaggi Citizens Band and
the University of the Third Age
choir will support all perform-
Ian said if the weather fore-
cast predicted rain, the street
carnival will be cancelled and
the carols moved to the Phillip
Island Adventure Resort, on
Phillip Island Road.
“The call will be made at the
beginning of the day and then
we’ll send out electronic sign-
boards on roads and the Bass
Coast Shire’s Facebook page.”
BASS Coast Ballet School cel-
ebrated another successful year
last weekend with two concerts
During the week, dancers en-
dured rehearsals in full makeup
and costume in searing heat.
By the day of the concerts on
Saturday the dancers and audi-
ence were instead braving big
rains and flood warnings to
travel to the Wonthaggi Union
Community Arts Centre for the
A roof leak caused a constant
water drip directly onto the
stage, but the school marked the
spot with a white X and showed
all the dancers how to avoid the
The show must go on!
daughters Sybella and Amira-
Lily have attended the school for
many years and she was happy
to share some photographs.
Long-time ballet teacher Rowe-
na Campbell was feeling rightly
proud of all her dancers.
“What a wonderful group of
kids. I am so lucky to work with
them,” she said, after the last
performance on Saturday night.
“Seeing their faces light up
brings tears to my eyes. They
were so professional after a hard
week of extreme weather, and
then to have the roof leaking on
“But they took it all in their
stride and the show went on! I
couldn’t do it without the sup-
port of parents. Thank you, I’m
Bass Coast Ballet School is
a non-profit community-based
Dance fees go directly to pro-
viding the best possible tuition
Teachers cater for ballet, tap,
jazz, and contemporary.
The school is run by a Volun-
teer Parent Committee, dedicat-
ed to providing quality dance ed-
ucation and opportunities within
Gold tourism award for A Maze’N Things
Staff members at A Maze’N Things Sonya Kirby and Holly
Egan are pictured with Norbett the rabbit in the attractions
‘Karel’s Magic Manor’ where all manner of mystery takes
place. Karel’s Magic Manor has been described as Australia’s
best permanent Magic Exhibition, and a major tourism award
for the attraction last week is further confirmation of that.
The annual Cowes Christmas carols evening at the Esplanade amphitheatre will follow
a street carnival and family celebration on Tuesday, December 19.
It won’t be a silent night at annual carols
St John’s Uniting Church
Reverend Ian Turnnidge
will host the Cowes Christ-
mas carols for the first time
CHRISTMAS gifts are stacking up under Bass
Coast Shire Council’s Giving Tree, as part of
the annual donation drive to support families
The Christmas Giving Tree program helps
ensure that Christmas is a special day for all
Bass Coast community members, and many
gifts are needed.
The project is coordinated by the Combined
Welfare Group which includes organisations
such as the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul
and Bass Coast Health’s Davey House.
These services work directly with local fami-
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield says
that Council is proud to be supporting this ini-
tiative once again.
“There are many factors that can contribute
to families experiencing financial hardship.
The Giving Tree takes a little bit of pressure off
some families over Christmas.
“Donating a gift can make the world of dif-
ference to a child and therefore to a family, on
Christmas Giving Trees will be on display in
all Council Customer Service Centres in Won-
thaggi, Cowes, Grantville and Inverloch, and
community members are invited to place a gift
under these up until Thursday December 7.
Any gifts received after this date will be held
over until next year.
It is also requested that the gifts are new and
left unwrapped under the trees.
Food donations are not recommended.
Community members are invited to place
a gift, to be distributed to those who may
otherwise not receive one at Christmas, un-
der the tree at the council’s Cowes Service
Centre. Customer service centre staffer Alex
Hancock is pictured.
Council’s Christmas giving tree
Dance concert shines in extreme weather
Long time ballet teacher Rowena Campbell (right) was
feeling rightly proud of all her dancers, at last weekend’s
Bass Coast Ballet School end of year concert. The school is
a non-profit community-based dance school, run by a Volun-
teer Parent Committee, dedicated to providing quality dance
education and opportunities within this region.
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