Bass Coast,

Shaping Bass Coast For Young People


Bass Coast Shire Council is recruiting the region’s youth to build the 2015-2019 Youth Action Plan.

Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the Plan will provide strategic direction for Council in supporting young people who live, study and work in the Shire.

“Through consultations and information received from young people, families, schools and service providers, we hope to identify service gaps, opportunities, concerns and aspirations for young people aged 12 to 25 years,” Cr Brown said.

“A consultation with youth service providers from Bass Coast and beyond was held in Inverloch on Thursday, 21 May. Key issues that were raised included mental health, homelessness, access to services, education and respect for young people.”

Cr Brown said a Youth Steering Group will be developed to assist Council develop the Plan.

“If you are aged 12 to 25 years, we want to talk with you about your challenges, friendships, where you go for help, what might be needed in Bass Coast and what you like to do,” Cr Brown said.

“This is a great opportunity for young people to have their voices heard and help shape the future for young people living, working and studying in Bass Coast.”

The first meeting for the Steering Group will be held on Wednesday, 27 May from 4.30pm to 6.00pm at the old library, 74 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi (opposite Wonthaggi Secondary School). Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to Kate Wilde on 0419 810 002. All people aged 12 to 25 are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Council’s Youth Planning and Policy Officer, Geraldine Archibald, on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.