Keep the feedback coming
If you haven’t provided feedback to help shape the Bass Coast Living Young Plan 2020-24 - A Better Bass Coast for Children, Youth and Families, there is still time.
The Plan, which will replace Bass Coast Shire Council’s existing Municipal Early Years Plan and Youth Action Plan, aims to create a healthy, empowered and connected community with a strong sense of belonging, focussed on young people and families.
So far, people have been able to attend pop-up consultation sessions at a range of local events, including the Bass Coast Agricultural Show, between movie screenings at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, at the Phillip Island Night Market and at the San Remo Channel Challenge. While the pop-ups session are now completed, officers will be visiting schools and kindergartens during February and March for further feedback.
Council is also partnering with the YES Youth Hub for a ‘have your say’ pizza night in coming weeks. The YES Youth Hub has only recently opened and will become a central point in Bass Coast for young people to connect and have their say on local issues.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said the feedback received so far had been fantastic.
“It’s crucial to listen to the voices of young people to help us develop the Plan and this feedback will also help us to create a framework that allows us to involve young people and families in projects and programs that are relevant to their lives, now and into the future,” Cr Tessari said.
Once developed, a Draft Plan based on recent community feedback will be made publically available for further comment, before being finalised.
This initial consultation closes on Tuesday, 31 March. To pick up a hard copy of the survey, visit Council’s Customer Services Centres in Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Cowes or Grantville. To fill out the survey online or for more information on the Plan, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/livingyoung or contact Council’s Social and Community Planning Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.