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Bass Coast projects get the votes

Bass Coast projects get the votes

Thursday 4 October 2018

The Bass Coast region received funding on seven exciting community projects, which total $898,430, through the Victorian Government Pick My Project initiative.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explained that Bass Coast was competing for votes against other projects across Gippsland.

“Excitingly, Bass Coast received the most successful projects and most funding compared to other Local Governments in Gippsland,”Cr Rothfield said

“Projects were put forward by passionate individuals and organisations and were successful based on the number of local votes received.

“Our success is a direct outcome of our engaged and motivated community, and I am very proud that our proactivity and passion has resulted in such a fantastic outcome.”

The successful projects for Bass Coast are:

· YES Youth Hub Resource Acquisition (Wonthaggi) $50,500

· Inclusive Sensory Play Space (Cowes) $111,000

· Rail Trail Illumination Project (Wonthaggi) $198,429

· Wonthaggi’s Hidden Gems, Recreation and Ecosystems for the future (Wonthaggi) $99,000

· Woolamai Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Community Area (Woolamai) $195,000

· Renewing our Kids Future (Cowes) $44,500

· Inverloch Community Sound Shell (Inverloch ) $200,000

During the five-week voting period, over 95,000 Victorians cast votes for their favourite project ideas in their local community. Bass Coast received 907 of these votes.

Under the Pick My Project initiative, Victorians were invited to vote for their three favourite project ideas in their local community. Voters were able to select from a minimum of 30 project ideas, with residents in metropolitan Victoria shown project ideas within 5km of their local community, while those in regional Victoria were shown project ideas within 50km.

The $30 million funding has been divided between the six metropolitan and nine regional partnership areas.

To view a list of all projects and their details, head to