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Bass Coast is ready for Christmas
Council to allocate budget to fund Christmas decorations in major centres
By Portal Admin - 21st December 2020 - Back to News
Christmas is coming, and this year, Bass Coast’s major town centres are really getting into the spirit of things, with some fantastic decorations. In December 2018, Bass Coast Shire Council committed to funding Christmas decorations for the major centres of Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Cowes and San Remo over a four-year period.
Two years worth of funds
In Council’s 2018/19 Budget, $50,000 was allocated to fund the decorations for Inverloch, with the view that a similar amount be allocated for the remaining towns over the following three financial years. "This year, we had two years’ worth of allocated funding ($89,000) in the budget, which was used to purchase and install decorations for Inverloch and Cowes. "We were also able to re-allocate some funding from cancelled events, which enabled us to partially decorate Wonthaggi this year as well. Wonthaggi will get the rest of its decorations next year," Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said.
Cr Ron Bauer and Cr Brett Tessari with their red ribbons
Red ribbons and new Christmas flags have been installed in Grantville, San Remo, Cowes, Inverloch and Wonthaggi, while at San Remo, the existing lights in the pine tree will also be reprogramed. San Remo is expected to receive funding for more decorations in a future Budget.
New Christmas Tree
"In Inverloch, you will see the new Christmas tree outside the Community Hub, lights in the gum trees outside the Bunurong centre, as well as baubles in some garden beds, Wonthaggi has had baubles installed in its roundabouts and also in Apex Park, while Cowes has lights installed in five cypress trees along Thompson Ave and baubles will be installed this week on two roundabouts and at the bottom of Thompson Avenue." Cr Tessari said.
Inverloch Christmas Tree outside the Community Hub
Cowes lights installed in cypress trees along Thompson Ave
The existing lights and red ribbons installed in San Remo trees
Cowes roundabout baubles in Thompson Ave"
Wonthaggi Baubles in Apex Park
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