Bass Coast,

Stay in the loop and have your say

Do you want an opportunity to have input on a number of Council issues and decisions?

Following a very successful engagement campaign to ‘Help shape a better Bass Coast’ earlier this year, Bass Coast Shire Council has launched its Community Sounding Board to help keep people informed about upcoming consultation opportunities.

The new online tool enables community members to opt-in to receive email notifications of consultation Council is undertaking around their areas and topics of interest.

Council will then email participants with background information on projects, how community members can get involved and any dates for the diary for events such as drop-in sessions, pop-ups or Council meetings.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said Council wanted to continue the momentum created during the engagement campaign for the development of the Council Plan 2017-21 and Annual Budget 2017/18.

“Over the past six months, we have had hundreds of face-to-face conversations, received thousands of comments and reached tens of thousands of people through social media, our website, public notices and posters, and pop-up stalls throughout the Shire,” Cr Rothfield said.

“The adoption of the Council Plan and Budget, however, doesn’t mean the community consultation stops for a breather! If anything, we are more motivated and excited than ever to continue these community conversations.

“To ensure we are connecting with our community on a regular basis and giving you as many opportunities to get involved and provide input on as Council projects, policies and decisions as possible, we’ve launched the Sounding Board as another way to stay informed.”

Council is hoping to have as many people as possible signed up to the Sounding Board to ensure there is a broad representation of the entire community. It’s quick and easy to join, so please visit to get involved.