Mayor's Message - 7 January
Happy New Year and welcome to the 2020s! This is a great time to reflect on the past 12 months, while we look ahead and set ourselves some goals for the future. Whether or not you believe in New Year resolutions, I’m sure we can all find something in our lives that we plan to do differently this year. For me personally, I am aiming to start Park Running this year, and to keep hitting those personal bests. As a Councillor, I plan to continue working hard for this great community to make sure its needs are met.
Our Community Grants Program is a great way to get some additional funding for your Community Group or Organisation, to help it purchase some equipment, run an event, or carry out some much needed maintenance. Applications are now open for Round One of the 2020 Program. To help community groups and organisations with their applications, we are holding two information sessions. The first session will be held from 5.30pm on Wednesday, 15 January at the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre Meeting Room located at 895 Phillip Island Road in Newhaven and the second session will be held from 5.30pm on Tuesday, 28 January at the Old Post Office on Watt Street in Wonthaggi. For more information about the Community Grants Program, or to apply for Round One 2020 funding, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/grants.
Heading down to the beach this summer? In Bass Coast we are incredibly lucky to have around 180 kilometres of fantastic coastline to enjoy, as long as we remember to do it safely. There are plenty of hidden hazards associated with swimming in the ocean and spending time under the hot summer sun. Remember to swim between the flags on patrolled beaches, learn how to spot a rip and don’t forget to slip, slop, slap! It is a great idea to download the Beachsafe app, which contains up to date information on beach conditions and also provides a whole ream of information on how to stay safe in the surf.