Bass Coast,

Bass Coast Projects Named Finalists

Bass Coast Shire Council is thrilled to have been named finalists in five categories for this year’s 2015 Tidy Town Sustainable Communities Awards.

Keep Victoria Beautiful recently announced that four Council and community projects were up for awards, which encourage, motivate and celebrate sustainability achievements of rural and regional communities across Australia.

The successful projects were:

  • Clean Beach/Waterway – All Terrain Wheelchairs
  • Community Action Leadership (population above 3,000) – Sustainability Festival
  • Community Government Partnerships – Stop Tagging Start Street Art
  • Litter Prevention – Keep Phillip Island Beautiful: 2014-15 Summer Recycling and Littering Project
  • Young Leaders – Stop Tagging Start Street Art

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, congratulated all Council staff and community members who were involved in the finalist projects.

“Everyone involved in these projects is deserving of this state-wide recognition, and fingers crossed we bring home some awards from the finals,” Cr Brown said.

“I’d like to mention, in particular, the Stop Tagging Start Street Art project for being named finalists in two categories.

“This project was a joint effort by Council, Wonthaggi Police, Wonthaggi Business Association, Wonthaggi Secondary College Satellite VCAL Program and local artists, and I congratulate everyone involved for receiving the recognition this great initiative deserves.”

The finals will be held in Beechworth on 17 October.