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Mayor's Message - 12 January

Mayor's Message - 12 January

Tuesday 12 January 2021
Mayor's Message
Cr Brett Tessari

If the last two weeks are anything to go by, we know that living with COVID-19 means things are constantly changing. And when things do happen, they tend to move very quickly – which has been demonstrated with the recent ‘outbreak’ in Melbourne, which has links to Leongatha and Wonthaggi. Everyone involved, from those in the contact tracing units, to those who have heeded the advice and got tested, have done an amazing job to ensure our state stays a safe place.

This is an opportune time to remind everyone to keep practicing good hygiene and to maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres from others wherever possible. You must wear a mask when you are in a public indoor space, unless you have a lawful reason not to and continue to carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home. The number of guests in your home has also changed, ­you are currently only able to have up to 15 visitors to your home per day and that includes front and backyards which are considered part of the home.

It’s still a tough time for a lot of people so please be kind, remember to keep smiling at each other and keep up the good work that is keeping us all safe. It is so important that in this ever-changing situation that we keep supporting our local businesses, following the rules and doing all we can to make sure Bass Coast not only gets through this, but comes out the other side stronger and more resilient than before.

It’s important that you keep up to date with everything COVID related from official sources, such as

If you are looking for something to keep you busy these holidays, the Wonthaggi and District Historical Society is hosting a series of free 15 minute talks in Apex Park, to help you discover the remarkable secrets of Wonthaggi’s rich and vibrant history. The talks are being held at 11.30am every day until 23 January in Apex Park, outside the Railway Station Museum. The fascinating stories will be supported by historical photographs, artefacts and display objects from the Historical Society’s collection.

We are currently looking for feedback from the community on our draft Community Engagement Policy. You can view the draft Policy and provide your feedback via our website at Feedback will be accepted until Sunday, 17 January.