Bass Coast,

Another Chance To Engage

After initially speaking with the community for the ‘Better Engagement, Better Outcomes’ project, Bass Coast Shire Council is now seeking further feedback on its draft Communications and Engagement Strategy.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the ‘Better Engagement, Better Outcomes’ launched earlier this year aimed to gather feedback and ideas on the best ways for Council to engage with residents, ratepayers and community groups on decisions that affect them.

“Several different approaches were taken throughout April to June to gather this feedback,” Cr Brown said. 

“Methods used included a key stakeholder meeting, Councillor and staff meetings, open house sessions in three community locations, and online and hard copy surveys.”

Cr Brown said the information gathered during these consultation sessions has now been used to develop a draft Communication and Engagement Strategy.

“Community members who participated in this consultation advised Council that the most important factors to support community engagement were access to clear and accessible information, ensuring diverse points of view are considered, understanding how decisions are reached and playing an active role in developing solutions,” Cr Brown said.

Council is now seeking feedback before the strategy is considered for adoption at the August Council Meeting.

The draft Strategy can be found at or copies can be made available by contacting our Customer Service Team.

Please direct any feedback to or mail to Council at 76 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi, 3995.

Feedback must be received by 5.00pm on 22 July 2015 to be considered.

More information is available from Council’s Communication Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 03 5671 2211.