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Mayor's Message - 10 May

Mayor's Message - 10 May

Friday 10 May 2019
Mayor's Message
Cr Bruce Kent

On behalf on Bass Coast Shire Council, I would like to offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Wonthaggi teenagers Campbell and Lucas Ion.

The young men were involved in a traffic accident at Anderson last weekend and tragically, 16-year-old Campbell lost his life.

Lucas, 18, remains in hospital.

The pair were on their way to play football in Koo Wee Rup for the Dalyston Football Netball Club. Campbell was a student of Mary MacKillop Catholic College in Leongatha.

Our thoughts are with the Club and students and staff of the College, on the loss of this promising young man.

Road trauma is incredibly confronting for everyone involved, including first responders and emergency service personnel.

I would like to thank those who were first on the scene and the Police, Paramedics and SES volunteers who attended the incident. I would also like to acknowledge their families, who are a great support in times like these.

Last week was National Road Safety Week which aims to raise awareness of local road safety activities. The Bass Coast Community Road Safety Committee supports community based programs that promote road safety.
Part of Road Safety Week is the Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign, which was held last Friday.

Shine a Light on Road Safety highlights the services provided by Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) and how we can all play a part in road safety. Â

RTSSV offers free counselling services to anyone who has been impacted by road trauma and can be contacted by phoning 1300 367 797.

For more information on the services provided by RTSSV, visit