Bass Coast,

Roads And Drainage Policy Open For Comment

The Bass Coast community are invited to comment on Bass Coast Shire Council’s recently revised and redrafted Urban Roads and Drainage Improvement Policy.

Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said the policy includes a priority listing of areas due for road and drainage upgrades.

“Originally prepared in 1996, it has been necessary to undertake a number of minor reviews to ensure it remained consistent with the various changes to the relevant clauses in the Local Government Act,” Cr Rankine said.

“The revised policy will provide direction and set criteria for consideration of priorities for Council’s road and drainage program.

“In addition, the revised policy will set out the process for the intiation, planning and delivery of road and drainage improvements programs.”

The revised priority list and 10 year program will replace the one currently available on Council’s website.

“At the time Council offers each group of property owners the opportunity for a road and drainage upgrade, the extent of works in each of the areas listed will be subject to community input, Council’s Strategic Resource plan and works capabilities,” Cr Rankine said.

This draft policy and the supporting priority list is now available for review and comment, with copies available for viewing at all Customer Service Centres or on Council’s website at

Submissions will close at 5.00pm on 19 December 2014.

For more information, contact Council’s Asset Management Team on 1300BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.