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Vision for the future of Bass Coast

Vision for the future of Bass Coast

Published:
Thursday 5 August 2021

Bass Coast Shire Council is calling on the community to provide feedback on its draft Bass Coast Community Vision 2041.

The draft Community Vision has been developed by a community panel, made up of over 40 people representative of the Shire, who have worked together to write the vision statement, aspirations and priorities for Bass Coast, for the next 20 years.

The development of a Community Vision is a requirement of the Local Government Act 2020 and provides an opportunity for councils to engage broadly and deeply with their communities in shaping their preferred futures.

The Community Vision will form part of Council’s strategic planning and reporting framework, to ensure a long-term view of the community’s desired future is incorporated into strategic planning and decision making.

Draft Community Vision:

From its flowing hills to its wild unspoiled coastlines, the Bass Coast is a source of celebration for all who live in and visit the region.

Our townships are vibrant, rich with culture and full of life, each with its own distinct character.

Drawing on our creativity, innovation and resilience we’ve created a thriving and diverse economy that supports sustainable agriculture, industry and endeavour.

As we live respectfully in harmony with our environment, we prepare for future challenges and changes.

We are the people of the Bass Coast. Experience our cultures and history and contribute to our story.

The draft Vision, along with the future aspirations and priorities can be found online at www.bassscoast.vic.gov.au/ourfuture, or email basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au to request a copy in the post or via email. Community feedback will open until Wednesday, 8 September.

Feedback can be provided by completing an online survey, which can be found at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/ourfuture.

The feedback provided during the public exhibition period will be assessed against the draft Community Vision. The Community Panel will view any changes and finalise the document, prior to presenting recommendations to Council for adoption in October.

For more information on the Community Vision, aspirations and priorities, or to complete the survey, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/ourfuture or contact Council’s Community Engagement Advisor on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au or via the National Relay Service (for people with speech or hearing difficulties) on 13 36 77.