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Mayor's Message - 17 December

Mayor's Message - 17 December

Tuesday 17 December 2019
Mayor's Message
Cr Brett Tessari

The YES Youth Hub was officially opened on Tuesday last week, where I was super proud to present a cheque for over $16,000 raised at the Mayor’s Fundraiser earlier this year. I am passionate about supporting youth in our area and it is exciting to see the Hub is now open and ready make a difference in Bass Coast.

Last Wednesday had us in Cowes for the last Council Meeting for 2019, and wow, was it a big one. With a number of important community projects on the agenda, the gallery was full. It is always great to see members of the community at our Meetings, it is a great way to engage with the decision making process.

It’s nearly Christmas – and do you know how I know? Because I got to test out my vocal chords not once, but twice for carols events over the weekend. I was in Inverloch on Saturday night, for some festive fun in The Glade, and then on Sunday I attended the Wonthaggi Carols, held in Apex Park. These community events are always so fabulously well attended, so it was no surprise to see some big crowds bringing the Christmas Cheer to Bass Coast. Carols events were also held in San Remo, Grantville and Corinella over the weekend, but if you still want to bust out some Christmassy tunes, head to the Cowes Foreshore Amphitheatre tonight for a family friendly night out, which is capped off with fireworks at 9.15pm.

Remember, fireworks can be distressing for animals, particularly dogs and horses, so if you live nearby please make sure your animals are safe and secure while the display is on.

In exciting news, we have now submitted our funding application for the Bass Coast University Centre. A lot of hard work has gone in to developing the proposal and application over the last 18 months. Well done to everyone involved in putting the application together – fingers crossed we are successful.