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Mayor's Message - 15 October

Mayor's Message - 15 October

Tuesday 15 October 2019
Mayor's Message
Cr Brett Tessari

Wow! What a weekend that was. The Mayoral Benefit Fundraiser on Saturday was a huge night and I am so humbled by the enormous amount of support provided for the event by the community. A massive thank you to all of the people that came out to enjoy the incredibly talented local performers – hopefully you all enjoyed your night as much as I did. Thank you to all those who purchased raffle tickets or donated on the night as well. Special thanks to all of our performers, Josh Hooke, Maddy May and the Emma Volard Band - you all did an amazing job - to MC Lawrence Mooney and all of our contributors, sponsors and attendees for making it such a successful event. The event was held to raise funds for the YES Youth Hub, which is set to open its doors in the coming weeks.

Progress is being made on the Bass Coast Regional Skate Park and Play Space and we are already getting out there and engaging with the community on the new preferred location – Grayden’s Reserve in Newhaven. If you are interested in the Project and want to know more, Council Officers and Councillors will be on site next Tuesday, 22 October to have a chat to the community about the next steps for the project. We will also be firing up the barbecue, so come down and have a bite to eat and a chat, anytime between 3.00pm and 7.00pm.

This week is National Carers Week, so what better time to acknowledge all of the amazing work the volunteer carers in our community do. It is so important to recognise the incredible contribution that people in care relationships make to our community. It is widely documented that carers improve the lives of the people they care for, contribute to broader community wellbeing and provide a substantial economic benefit. Did you know that without unpaid carers, it would cost the country over $60 billion per year to deliver the work and support they provide? Taking on the role of carer is a significant event that brings many challenges and rewards and we want all carers to be acknowledged and supported for the incredible work that they do.