Mayor's Message - 5 April
Wonthaggi's Bass Coast Children's Centre has been renovated and now provides the children and staff with a bright, modern learning space. The work on the Centre was done in record time and includes a fresh coat of paint, new flooring, accessible classroom facilities, accessible toilets and a new kitchen. Early education and the provision of child care options is critical for a thriving, healthy community and we are very proud of the work that has been done at the Centre.
Summer is over, which means cricket has finished and winter sport is about to start. Speaking of cricket, Bass Coast teams were involved in plenty of the grand finals held recently, with several coming out on top. While there was no luck in C Grade, Phillip Island were victors in B1 (against Club), Inverloch took out B2 (against Kilcunda-Bass), and Club took top honours, winning the A1 final against OMK. What a great outcome for all local teams, let's hope that success can carry on throughout winter.
Footy and netball has already started for some leagues, with others kicking off this weekend, and soccer will be starting up soon as well. There are lots of teams to get behind locally, and I am sure all of the clubs would appreciate the support of their community. So get out there, grab a hot dog and enjoy some great local talent. If watching sport isn't enough for you, why not sign up for Premier's Active April, a great State Government initiative aimed at getting Victorian's moving. There are heaps of benefits for signing up, including 10 free YMCA passes. Go to www.activeapril.vic.gov.au for more information, or to sign up.
Consultation has begun on the extension of Inverloch's Surf Parade Shared Path project, with the first pop-up event occurring last Saturday. The community engagement with this project so far has been fantastic, with plenty of people filling out the survey, or coming to see us in person to voice their views. There is still time to provide feedback on the project, the online survey can be found at our website, www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/surfparade, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or attend one of our pop-ups in Inverloch on Saturday, 20 April. For more information on the pop-up sessions, head to our website, and make sure you follow us on Facebook.