Bass Coast,

Education Plan To Promote Lifelong Learning


After working with education providers and community organisations for six months, Bass Coast Shire Council launched its Education Plan 2013-2017 last week.

Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, officially launched the Plan at an event in the Council Chamber and thanked Council’s partners for their efforts in developing a Plan that would pave the way for education in Bass Coast.

“I would like to thank all those individuals and agencies who have been involved in the Plan’s development and look forward to the journey of implementing the Bass Coast Shire Council Education Plan 2013-2017,” Cr Rankine said.

“The development of the Plan has had a significant amount of input and consultation through workshops attended by education providers and community organisations.

“The planning process has provided a great platform for education and community service providers to identify areas of focus for education planning for the next four years.”

Cr Rankine said the Plan has a number of key outcomes, such as improving educational outcomes for vulnerable children and families, working together to provide learners with better social and emotional skills, and building stronger relationships between education providers and local businesses.

“The Plan will encourage and promote a culture of lifelong learning in the community,” Cr Rankine said.

“This is where people are continually updating their skills and are able to easily connect to the many and varied learning opportunities available to our community.”

The Bass Coast Shire Council Education Plan 2013-2017 is available on Council’s website at and a summary brochure of the Plan is available in all Council Customer Service Centres and through education providers.