Council to investigate road and drainage improvement works
Bass Coast Shire Council is exploring the possibility of implementing a road and drainage improvement program for the Sunderland Bay and Surf Beach estates. This improvement program would involve a special charge scheme and Council is beginning community consultation with residents, property owners and interested community members from Monday, 25 October until Monday, 22 November.
Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said, “This consultation will enable Council to gather information from property owners, around issues they are currently experiencing, such as flooding, traffic, dust, lighting and pedestrian access.”
This initial consultation phase will primarily take place online. To provide feedback, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/surfbeachroads to access the interactive map and engagement platform. Alternatively, the community can contact Council’s Senior Project Engineer on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The online engagement platform will allow community members to see each other’s comment and add to the discussion, similar to how an in person engagement session would operate,” Cr Tessari said.
“We encourage all impacted residents and ratepayers, as well as the wider community, to provide feedback and participate in the engagement.”
Following this consultation period, a report outlining the feedback received and the potential to progress the project with detailed investigation and further community engagement will be considered at a Council Meeting in early 2022.
If supported by Council and the community, this would be the largest special charge scheme undertaken in Bass Coast.
For more information and to provide feedback, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/surfbeachroads.