Advocacy

Representing our community: shaping our future.

Advocating Bass Coast’s priorities to Government

Advocacy was a key theme which was constantly reappearing during our extensive community conversations and engagement to ‘Help shape a better Bass Coast’ in early 2017. 

During this time we repeatedly heard that the community wanted Council to focus on advocating on issues and projects which require support from higher levels of government. We understand that the community expect Council to represent them and advocate on their behalf to other levels of government, and drive home the needs of Bass Coast in the major areas of roads, health, education, and a range of other state or federal government controlled areas.

As a direct result of this feedback, Council is developing our very first Advocacy Strategy.

In September 2017, Council adopted phase one of the Strategy which outlines the key priorities for Council, which require government funding. All of the projects listed in phase one were identified as priorities during this consultation.
 

Advocacy Priorities (Phase One) (PDF - 963KB)

Coal Seam Gas

Council is working with the local community on the issue of Coal Seam Gas exploration, and its impact on Bass Coast.

Port of Hastings

Find out what Council is doing on behalf of community, regarding the Port of Hastings Container Expansion Project.

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