Mayor's Message - 26 October
I am running to raise funds to fit a Corpuls device into each of Bass Coast’s ambulances, in partnership with Rotary Wonthaggi. A Corpuls is a mechanical chest compression device, that will help our local paramedics to provide the best possible care for any patient that they encounter in cardiac arrest. In our rural environment, it is very common for a cardiac arrest to be managed by only one or two paramedics before additional resources arrive. Recent discussions with local paramedics indicate that these machines will help save the lives of people in our community. If you would like to donate to this incredibly worthy cause, you can drop into any of Council’s Customer Service Centres or phone 1300 BCOAST (226 278).
Has it been a while since you cleaned out your cupboards or garden shed? Well, now might be the perfect time to do it, with a Detox Your Home event coming to the Wonthaggi Transfer Station on Sunday, 31 October, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. If you can’t make it to Wonthaggi, there is an event being held at the Koonwarra Transfer Station on the same day, which residents of Bass Coast can register for and attend. These events provide an opportunity to safely dispose of detergents, poisons, pesticides, cleaning products and other household chemicals that you no longer need, for free. You must register for this event. To check the full list of what can be accepted and to register, head to www.detoxwonthaggi2021.eventbrite.com.au.
It was a pleasure to head to Cape Paterson, to attend the launch of The Cape Community Farm last week. Congratulations to The Cape, for demonstrating leadership in both sustainable development and innovation with this project. Council’s Climate Change Action Plan encourages households to increase their own food production and it’s fantastic to see The Cape creating a space that will not only contribute to local food production, but provide social connection and educational opportunities, not just for the local community, but for the whole of Bass Coast and beyond.
Last week, I chaired my last meeting of OneGippsland, as well as my last meeting of the Peri Urban Group of Rural Councils (PUGRC). It has been an incredible experience to be a part of these groups as Mayor of Bass Coast and a real honour to be in place as Chair of both, for the past two years. I look forward to seeing the fantastic things that OneGippsland and PUGRC achieve in the future, not only for Bass Coast, but for the whole of Gippsland and beyond.