Bass Coast,

Have your say: draft Active Bass Coast Plan 2018-28


Bass Coast Shire Council’s draft Active Bass Coast Plan is complete and Council is now seeking your input to make sure there are no gaps and the draft Plan is aligned with your aspirations for an active Bass Coast.

The Active Bass Coast Plan will set the strategic direction for recreation in Bass Coast for the next decade. It looks at the future provision and management of recreation assets, programs and services in Bass Coast.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explained that the Plan aims 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.

“We all participate in these activities in some way, and so it’s important we all have input in the development of the Plan,” Cr Rothfield said.

“The draft Plan has been formed through extensive community consultation held earlier this year, with over 3,000 comments received from our community.”

“We also considered the feedback received during the ‘Help shape a better Bass Coast’ Council Plan 2017-2021 engagement in 2017 and the Sport and Active Recreation Needs Assessment (SARNA) in 2016.”

The draft Plan will be on exhibition until Sunday, 2 September and there are a number of opportunities for you to ask questions or have your say in-person, in writing or online.

Drop in sessions will be held:

  • Cowes – Monday, 6 August, 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Cowes Cultural Centre Meeting Room 1, 91-97 Thompson Avenue
  • Grantville – Tuesday, 7 August, 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Grantville Transaction Centre, Bass Highway
  • Wonthaggi – Monday, 13 August, 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Old Wonthaggi Post Office, Corner Watt St and McBride Avenue
  • Facebook Q&A – Tuesday, 14 August, 6.00pm to 8.00pm,

The draft Active Bass Coast Plan is available to view at

Copies are also available at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Cowes, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Grantville and libraries in Inverloch, Cowes and Wonthaggi.

You can also make a submission in writing to or to PO Box 118, Wonthaggi VIC 3995. Submissions close on Sunday, 2 September.

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