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Mayor's Message - 20 July

Mayor's Message - 20 July

Published:
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Cr Brett Tessari

As we find ourselves on the tail end of yet another lockdown, I know that there will be many of you out there doing it tough. It has certainly been another challenging year so far, one that we thought might be a bit easier than the last. We have such a strong and resilient community in Bass Coast and I know that if we keep being kind to one another, keep doing the right things and following the rules, the day will come when lockdowns become a thing of the past. Keep smiling, even behind the masks.

Winter might be upon us, with the short days and cold weather making venturing outdoors less appealing. However, the good news is that if you do go outside – there is a good chance that you could spot a migrating humpback, southern right or even a killer whale from a number of great viewing points along our beautiful coast. The award winning Phillip Island Whale Festival might have been and gone, but the whales are still around, usually until September. Of course, the best way to see them is jumping on a boat tour, but you can get lucky and see them from shore too.

It is my pleasure to be part of the 50-year anniversary of the Wonthaggi Pony Club event, held recently. It was a fantastic day and a milestone that brought a huge amount of pride to those who are closely connected to the club and the sport. Fifty years is a very long time and a lot has happened and changed in Wonthaggi within those 50 years. It gives me a sense of achievement, when clubs in my home town continue to drive forward and do it without fuss. To see the Club continue to prosper, host major events, train our young people and provide a well organised place for people of all abilities to connect is amazing.

Our July Council Meeting is being held tomorrow (Wednesday) 21 July. It is quite an interesting and varied agenda, so if you want to learn more about what is happening in Bass Coast, or if you are just curious to see what goes on in a Council Meeting, make sure to tune in to our live stream from 1.00pm. You can find the link to the stream on our website: www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/2021meetings.