Bass Coast,
16
February
2017
|
06:16
Australia/Melbourne

Meetings shared around the Shire

Bass Coast Shire Council will now regularly hold Ordinary Council Meetings in Wonthaggi and Cowes, as well as meetings in Grantville and Inverloch annually as part of its newly adopted Ordinary Meeting Schedule.

Council resolved at last night’s meeting to alternate meetings between Wonthaggi and Cowes, with the exception of one meeting in Grantville and one in Inverloch.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said while historically the majority of Ordinary Meetings were held at the Civic Centre in Wonthaggi, Council wanted to make the meetings more accessible to communities throughout the Shire.

“We understand that being able to attend 5.00pm meetings in Wonthaggi isn’t always possible for many people, especially when it means having to make at least an hour round trip late in the evening,” Cr Rothfield said.

“Rotating our meeting locations mean more community members will have a chance to attend Council meetings throughout the year, take part in our question time and generally just have the opportunity to see how Council works and makes decisions on the behalf of our residents and ratepayers.”

The 2017 Ordinary Meeting Schedule is:

Date

Venue

Time

15 March 2017

Civic Centre, Wonthaggi

    5.00pm   

19 April 2017

Cultural Centre Hall, Cowes

5.00pm

17 May 2017

Civic Centre, Wonthaggi

5.00pm

21 June 2017

Community Hub, Inverloch

5.00pm

19 July 2017

Civic Centre, Wonthaggi

5.00pm

16 August 2017

Grantville Hall, Grantville

5.00pm

 20 September 2017 

Civic Centre, Wonthaggi

5.00pm

18 October 2017

 Cultural Centre Hall, Cowes 

5.00pm

15 November 2017

Civic Centre, Wonthaggi

5.00pm

13 December 2017

Cultural Centre Hall, Cowes

5.00pm