Wind blades project abandoned
February 17, 2018 - Plans for a public art project featuring two decommissioned wind blades from the Wonthaggi Wind Farm were dumped at this week's council meeting.
$6000 boost for young artist
November 5, 2016 - A local young artist will have a head start in their studies with the Rotary Club of Philip Island and San Remo yesterday announcing a $6000 educational scholarship.
Brave new world
October 22, 2016 - Fifty local students got a foretaste of their global futures at a forum in Wonthaggi this week.
Let the battle begin
September 10, 2016 - Next month’s Bass Coast Council election is shaping up as another fascinating contest with 18 candidates already confirmed.
Panel supports Gurdies residents
July 16, 2016 - A planning panel has backed residents of The Gurdies who opposed their land being rezoned for rural-based tourism enterprises.
Local MPs survive electoral swing
July 3, 2016 - Both sitting Liberal MPs in Bass Coast electorates comfortably survived the swing against the Coalition Government in last night’s election, although with reduced majorities.
Inverloch transfer station decision deferred
June 24, 2016 - The council has deferred a decision to close the Inverloch Transfer Station and will hold two community information sessions before revisiting the proposal at the August meeting.
Temporary reprieve for Wonthaggi visitor service
June 18, 2016 - A modified visitor information service will continue to operate from the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre until a suitable tenant is found.
June 6, 2016 - Bass Coast Shire Council’s Community Satisfaction Survey ratings have dropped four points from 2015 to a score of 46, with values across all measures lower with the exception of sealed local roads.
Waterline vision hits the jackpot
June 4, 2016 - There was disappointment for San Remo but celebrations for the Waterline townships, which have won a $350,000 grant to transform their community through art.
Carbon credits to cut shire’s waste bill
May 21, 2016 - Bass Coast has become one of Australia's first councils to use carbon credits to help reduce the costs to ratepayers of providing waste management services.
April 2, 2016 - Funding for a clinical services plan is the first step in upgrading Wonthaggi Hospital, says Bass Coast Health’s acting CEO.
Council adopts grand design for Cowes centre
March 18, 2016 - Bass Coast Council has endorsed a concept design for the Cowes Cultural and Community Centre.
Council sticks with rate cap
March 17, 2016 - Bass Coast Shire Council will not seek a variation to the rate cap for the 2016/17 financial year, instead staying with the 2.5 per cent set by the State Government in December last year.
Double blow for Bass Coast Health
March 4, 2016 - The CEO of Bass Coast Health has left, just days after the board chairman announced his resignation.
February 20, 2016 - Just over four years after Wonthaggi’s Centennial Centre opened with a splash, the $1.5 million landmark building is losing its sole tenant with the visitor information service to close at the end of June.
Lower rates? It’s our call
February 6, 2016 - Do we want lower rates or better infrastructure? So far it seems most of us want lower rates, even if it means dropping projects and reducing services.
Wonthaggi blaze revives arson fears
December 14, 2015 - A South Wonthaggi house was gutted by fire early this morning, reviving memories of last year’s arson attacks in the area.
Airfield owners open bidding at 300 houses
December 12, 2015 - Cr Phil Wright says the community has a unique opportunity to get something good out of a development of the Phillip Island airfield and urges them to deal with the owners.
Let's work together: new mayor
November 14, 2015 - Bass Coast's new Mayor, Jordan Crugnale, says councillors and the community must work together for the good of the shire
Turning the tide
October 22, 2015 - Mangroves, groynes, coir logs and native oysters are all being considered in an action plan to slow foreshore erosion around Westernport, writes Helen Zervopoulos
Bass Coasters add their voice to anti-CSG chorus
September 26, 2015 - A large contingent from Bass Coast travelled to Melbourne to declare “Victoria Gasfield Free”. Bron Dahlstrom reports.
Full steam ahead on Bass Valley children’s centre
December 5, 2015 - A long campaign by the Bass Valley and Waterline communities was rewarded yesterday when the State Government committed $900,000 to a children’s centre in Corinella.
Minister shows the way
October 22, 2016 – The Roads Minister dropped in to Phillip Island yesterday to discuss a $50 million-plus fix for the island’s traffic woes.
September 10, 2016 - Jeff Nottle hails Infrastructure Victoria’s ‘saner’ approach to determining if and when we need a new container port.
Green waste bins on the way
July 23, 2016 - Bass Coast residents will have a weekly green/organics waste collection next year.
Reclaiming public land
July 1, 2016 - The council has reclaimed substantial amounts of public land from encroachment by adjoining landholders.
Sunset Strip upgrade shelved
June 23, 2016 - The council has shelved plans for an upgrade of Sunset Strip road and drainage due to a lack of support by most residents.
June 18, 2016 - Fourteen candidates are vying for election in Flinders and McMillan but both sitting MPs look very safe.
Powlett mouth reopened
June 18, 2016 - After a three-month closure, the Powlett River Mouth was successfully opened on Tuesday after conditions were established as safe for a controlled opening.
Minister approves Land Subject to Inundation Overlay Amendment
June 2, 2016 - The Minister for Planning has approved Bass Coast’s Land Subject to Inundation Overlay and the new controls will now form part of the shire’s planning scheme.
Cats under curfew
May 21, 2016 - CATS will no longer be able to prowl at night under new cat laws passed this week by Bass Coast councillors.
Council welcomes multi-million dollar developments
May 21, 2016 - Education and tourism were a significant focus at this week’s council meeting, with developments valued at $17.4 million approved by councillors.
April 2, 2016 - The last time Spring Street paid Bass Coast this much attention was when Independent MP Susan Davies held the balance of power.
Watch this space
April 2, 2016 - Deputy Premier James Merlino has intimated that funding for a long-awaited Bass Coast education precinct is close.
Plan in place for Kilcunda Foreshore
March 22, 2016 - A plan to protect the natural environment and cultural significance of the Kilcunda Foreshore was adopted at the Bass Coast Shire Council Meeting last week.
Concept plans released for Sunset Strip upgrade
March 10, 2016 - Bass Coast Shire Council is continuing work on the Sunset Strip Road and Drainage Upgrade, with concept designs and estimated costs provided to property owners this week.
Centennial Centre open to offers
March 5, 2016 - There have been plenty of suggestions for Wonthaggi’s Centennial Centre since the council announced it was closing the visitor information centre. Now it’s time to turn the ideas into expressions of interest with supporting business cases.
Council delivers efficiencies totalling over $640,000
February 25, 2016 - Bass Coast Shire Council achieved over $300,000 in efficiencies for the second quarter of 2015/16, with the savings presented in a quarterly report at the February Ordinary Meeting this week.
More time for Council questions
February 25, 2016 - Bass Coast Shire Council will introduce a designated time for community presentations and questions the week prior to its monthly Ordinary Meetings, starting in March.
The Premier drops in
February 6, 2016 - With only a 45-minute window of access to Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews last week, Mayor Jordan Crugnale invited community leaders to do the talking.
Breakthrough in search for arsonist
December 26, 2015 - Another arson in Wonthaggi early this morning has given police their strongest lead yet in the search for a serial arsonist who has spooked the town for almost a year.
December 19, 2015 - As the flames approached Catherine Watson’s place, Lieutenant Phil Ruby reassured her. “Don’t worry, love. That’s what we’re here for.”
$15m Cowes project up and running
December 12, 2015 - The council has committed $5 million to a $15 million project to revitalise Cowes. Now it needs community support to persuade the state and federal governments to match the funding.
VicRoads unveils Island fixes
October 15, 2015 - Design solutions for three dangerous bottlenecks along Phillip Island Road were on display during VicRoads community sessions last week, reports Mary Whelan.