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Mayor's Message - 25 August

Mayor's Message - 25 August

Tuesday 25 August 2020
Mayor's Message
Cr Brett Tessari

Well, we’re about half-way through the six weeks of Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions here in Bass Coast. Under Stage 3, there are only four reasons for leaving you home: essential shopping, work or education, medical care and exercise. While it’s not the way we were hoping things would go, this is familiar territory. We have been here before, we know how to do this and we’re really good at it.

I just want to say how proud I am of our community, as our infection rates continue to stay so low. We all care about each other and are doing the right thing, which is denying this virus the one thing it wants and that’s to spread.

If we keep working together, following the rules around physical distancing, hand hygiene and staying at home, we’ll continue to keep these numbers low. Most importantly, we’ll be saving lives.

I would also really like to encourage our community to continue to support our local businesses, many of which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. While some businesses have been able to adapt so that they can keep operating, others have not. If you own a business in Bass Coast, make sure you connect with our Business Support Team and check out our Business in Bass Coast Facebook page, which is kept up to date with support information to help you get through this pandemic.

If you have a business in Bass Coast that you love, perhaps you could write them a positive review, or share their details on social media and don’t forget that word of mouth is an excellent form of advertising.

If we all get behind one another and encourage our local businesses to keep going, we will get through this difficult time together. The light is at the end of the tunnel!

And finally, at last week’s Ordinary Council Meeting, the 2020/21 Annual Budget was adopted. The Budget includes funding for some fantastic projects and initiatives and includes a record $28 million Capital Works Program. For more information and to view the Budget, head to