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Active Bass Coast Plan: Get Outdoors, Get Active, Get Social

A 10-year plan for Bass Coast space and recreation.

By Portal Admin - 4th March 2018 - Back to News

Bass Coast Shire Council is preparing a new 10 year plan to set the long-term direction for open space and recreation in Bass Coast.

The Active Bass Coast Plan will aim to create healthy, active environments and services that encourage people to participate in sport, socialise, play and relax in our parks, engage in community activities and events, and to enjoy Bass Coast’s natural coastline, bushlands and waterways.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explained how the Plan will enrich Bass Coast for future generations and encourages people to get involved.

"We are very fortunate to have some of the most beautiful and unique open spaces in Victoria on our very doorstep," Cr Rothfield said.

"Around every corner are locations and places which encourage people to be social and active, and these spaces are integral to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

"During the Help shape a better Bass Coast Council Plan 2017-2021 engagement last year and the Sport and Active Recreation Needs Assessment (SARNA) in 2016, we gathered a large amount of community feedback specifically relating to recreation, leisure and open space.

"This feedback forms the basis of the Active Bass Coast Plan. We are now seeking feedback on what this Plan looks like, to make sure that we get it right, and make the most of our divine and unique natural landscape and recreation facilities".

"We want to know what’s most important to you and what’s needed to get our community outdoors, active and social, so please ensure you have your say and get involved."

While the Active Bass Coast Plan is looking at longer term priorities, Bass Coast also have some short to medium-term project funding for certain townships where developer funds have been provided.

Developers are required to contribute to community open space by providing land or funding, and Council is seeking feedback from the community about how these developer recreation funds should be spent.

You can have your say in person at pop-up stalls at events around the Shire in March or online at The online survey is open until Sunday 18 March 2018.

Pop up stalls will be held at:

Event Date, Time and Location
Rhyll Wooden Boat Festival Friday, 2 March, 4.00pm – 7.30 pm, at Rhyll
Bass Valley Festival Saturday, 3 March, 10.00am – 1.00pm, Bass Valley
Phillip Island Nature Parks Community Open Day Sunday, 4 March, 11.30am -2.30pm, at Koala Conservation Centre,Phillip Island
Wonthaggi Plaza Friday, 9 March, 2.00pm - 5.00pm at Wonthaggi Plaza
Inverloch Hub(Jazz festival) Saturday, 10 March, 11.00am – 2.00pm at Inverloch
Main street / foreshore Sun 11th Mar, 11am -2.00pm, at San Remo

For more information contact please contact Council’s Recreation and Open Space Planner, Joey Boothby on or 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.


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