Next working bee - Saturday 8 July.  

Meet at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club at 9am.  All welcome.

Weather Forecast

Biderap Dry Season [Jan-Feb]

Hot, dry weather. High temperatures and low rainfall.  Female Common Brown butterflies are flying.

Bowat (tussock-grass) is long and dry.

The Southern Cross is high in the south at sunrise.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Support Strategic Planning in Bass Coast

Message from the Mayor

The Mayor has asked that if you are concerned about how the Minister for Planning recent decisions impact on other areas of Bass Coast, then please make your feelings known.

Read the Council press release by clicking here.

Learn what the Mayor asks you to do by clicking on 'Read more' below

Message from the Mayor

The Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, has advised that he will rezone 23 ha of farm land in Ventnor. The land sits outside the town boundaries set by the Cowes Ventnor Silverleaves Structure Plan adopted by Council in 2008.  The community did not support extending the town boundaries to include this land.

Amendment C93 is currently with the Minister and sets the town boundaries for ten of our coastal communities.

If you believe local planning decisions need local input, let the Government know that you want Amendment C93 adopted without change and the current decision about the Ventnor land reviewed.

Do this by emailing the politicians and writing to the newspapers - just click on the email address below.

Politicians contacts:
Victorian Premier:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Remember, keep letters to the editor short – under 200 words.  The Herald Sun does not accept attachments, so put the letter within the body of your email.
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ABC News – choose a program from the website:  http://abc.com.au/news/contact/
ABC Gippsland – e-mail at this web link:  http://abc.com.au/gippsland/contact/

 

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To amuse you ...

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Whale Watch

There are many whales seen in our area but few sightings are formally recorded - so there is no evidence of these. So, if you see a whale, please:

- Take a photo and/or note the fin and tail shape, plus any markings

- Note the time/day/location

Then e-mail this info to our local Whale Watcher by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Our Hoodies

    Hooded PloversWe have two valuable Hooded Plover breeding sites at Undertow Bay and 2nd Surf Beach.  Hoodies are endangered species with breeding success currently very low.  To protect them you must:

      - Read and follow signage

      - Only observe them from a distance of 80-100m

      - Keep your dog on a lead and well away from the birds.

          To find out more about our Hoodies, click here