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eNotices linked to tree increase

eNotices linked to tree increase

Published:
Friday 28 June 2019

Bass Coast Shire Council is continuing its eNotice campaign to encourage ratepayers to sign up for emailed rates notices.

Introduced in July 2018, eNotices give ratepayers the option to receive their rates notice via email, instead of in the post. And, for each ratepayer who signs up to eNotices, Council will donate $1.00 to the Bass Coast Biolinks Project.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said Council has had a terrific response so far.

"To date, around 3,000 ratepayers have signed up for eNotices," Cr Tessari said.

"This has created considerable savings, both in terms of money spent on printing and postage as well as the impact to the environment."

As a result of the eNotice campaign, funds have recently been used to support the planting of more than 700 native plants at the entrance of the Wonthaggi Rail Trial, opposite the Wonthaggi Wetlands. The Bass Coast Landcare Network assisted Council with this planting, and will plant the remaining native plants in other identified Biolinks areas.

The Bass Coast Biolinks Project aims to increase the amount of native vegetation cover across the region and form wildlife corridors. There have been 200 Biolinks identified by community members and landholders across the Shire. Groups are preparing for a big planting season this year, with around 400,000 plants to be planted.

For further information or to sign up for an eNotice, please contact Council on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email rates@basscoast.vic.gov.au.

Tree-planting
Bass Coast Shire Council staff and Bass Coast Landcare Network members planted over 700 native plants recently, thanks to Council’s eNotices campaign.