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Community input needed for Council Plan

Community input needed for Council Plan

Friday 27 August 2021

Bass Coast Shire Council has released its Draft Council Plan 2021-25 for community feedback.

The draft Council Plan 2021-2025 brings together feedback Council has received through community engagement and identifies the priority focus areas for Council over the next four years. It will help guide the organisation and highlight how we’ll work with the community, key stakeholders and other levels of government to deliver on community aspirations.

The draft Plan can be found online at, or you can contact Council on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or to request a copy in the post or via email. Community feedback will open until Friday, 24 September.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said that extensive community consultation was carried out earlier in the year to help develop the Plan.

“We engaged with the community in a number of different ways, including in-person at nine drop-in sessions held across the Shire and online with a survey and Facebook Q&A sessions,” Cr Tessari said.

“The feedback that we received was used to help guide the work of our Community Panel, made up of over 40 community members from across Bass Coast, who worked together to create a Community Vision Statement and priorities for Bass Coast for the next 20 years.

“This Community Vision has guided discussions in the development of the draft Council Plan 2021-25,” Cr Tessari concluded.

The feedback that was received also helped to develop the strategic objectives for the draft Council Plan, which include:

  • Protecting our natural environment
  • Healthy Community
  • Our Places
  • Growing our Economy
  • Sustainable Development
  • Leading for our community

You can provide feedback on the draft Council Plan via the online survey at, in writing, by sending an email with ‘Council Plan Feedback’ in the subject line to, by post to Community Engagement Advisor, PO Box 118, Wonthaggi 3995, or in person at any of Council’s customer service centres.