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HAPPY New Year and welcome to 2017! It’s
already proving to be a big year for Bass Coast,
and we’re only one week in!
I had the honour of meeting with Nippers at
the Cape Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club
this past week as they, along with hundreds of
Nippers at Cape Paterson and Inverloch, took
part in their 2016/17 program.
The beach is such a big part of our everyday
lives here, and I love how the Nippers program
teaches children how to enjoy the beach in a
safe environment, look out for others and im-
portant lifesaving skills, such as CPR. It also
encourages them to be active and make new
friends – what’s not to love?
Throughout January, you may notice the
council logo out and about even more than nor-
Council is seeking a Project Coordinator to assist in the planning and delivery of the Bass Coast
component of Creative Gippsland “Come and Play - All of May 2017, celebrating the arts of
Gippsland” project. The Coordinator will be responsible for planning and organising a launch
event, artist in residence, delivering promotional material, working with the community and liaising
with Council. Expressions of Interest forms are available at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/creative or
by contacting Arts and Culture Ofcer, Josephine Kent on firstname.lastname@example.org or 5671
2492. Expressions of Interest close on Wednesday, 18 January, 2017.
Bass Coast Shire Council, 76 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi | DX 34903 | Wonthaggi PO Box 118, Wonthaggi VIC
3995 | 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 | email@example.com |
Tender No 17003 – Woodleigh St Helier Road, Woodleigh Black Spot Program Works
Council is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced contractor for the supply and installation of
road safety infrastructure, which incorporates guardrail, signage, guide posts and all ancillary works
outlined in the construction plans, the specication and associated contract documents.
Tender No 17004– 2016/2017 Building Renewal Program – Package 3 Wonthaggi and Inverloch Area
Council is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced contractor to carry out Package 3 in the
Wonthaggi and Inverloch area, which incorporates maintenance, renewal and/or upgrade of
Tender No 17006 – Agar Road, Coronet Bay Blackspot Program Works
Council is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced contractor for the supply & installation of
guard rails, signage, road widening works, pavement rehabilitation works, some minor drainage
works and all ancillary works.
Tender documents can be downloaded from basscoast.vic.gov.au free of charge. Hardcopy
documents are available by contacting Procurement on (03) 5671 2241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
gov.au. Non-refundable document fee for hardcopies is $50.00 . Tender open 9.00am on Tuesday,
10 January 2017 and close at 2.00pm on Tuesday, 31 January 2017.
Council is currently recruiting for the following position:
Coordinator Civil Design
Applications close Sunday, 29 January 2017
Expression of Interest
VICTORIA’S most sustainable street and
state of the art community garden is in full
swing at The Cape, Cape Paterson.
It’s open to those looking for an interesting
activity this summer holidays - a trip to ex-
plore Victoria’s most sustainable community
currently under construction.
The Cape at Cape Paterson is a great after-
On the corner of Wilson Road and Sea-
ward Drive Cape Paterson, it features state
of the art sustainable display homes, newly
constructed walking and bike paths to the
coast, and a large community garden, all of
which are open to the public on Saturdays
and Sundays from noon to 4pm.
The first section of the garden was com-
pleted in August 2016 and is now in full
It has now produced more than one tonne
of produce with a supermarket value of
$10,000 in just four months, which has been
given away to more than 500 visitors, local
charities and residents at the Cape.
The garden captures rainwater from Stage
One homes, which gravity feeds to a 230,000
litre rainwater tank in the centre of the gar-
den, capturing up to 3 million litres of clean
rainwater for the garden each year.
Raised bottom-watering wicking beds keep
the plants healthy and watered at all times
and reduce weeding by up to 90 per cent.
The garden, when fully complete will pro-
duce more than $150,000 of produce per an-
num for residents.
Periwinkle Place, Victoria’s most sustain-
able street, continues to build out with eight
homes either complete or underway, with all
homes averaging over eight-star energy effi-
Homes feature solar energy, energy ef-
ficient design and fit-out, shading, double
glazing, insulation, water efficient plumb-
ing, water tanks, LED lights, electric vehicle
charge points and much more.
The homes are designed to be comfortable
in all conditions – warm in winter and cool in
summer, sitting between 18 and 25 degrees
year round with minimum heating and cool-
All homes are connected directly to NBN
with optic fibre cable, allowing for the grow-
ing “Sea-change and E-change” movement of
people looking to run home offices and busi-
nesses with high speed broadband.
The Cape project team has already tested
the charging of a long range Tesla electric
vehicle using surplus solar power from the
main display home, travelling to and from
Melbourne on a single charge.
Homes are designed to have annual energy
bills as low as $500 per annum compared to
$2000 to $3000 per annum for state average
According to the Alternative Technology
Association, the first street of nine homes at
The Cape being built by TS Constructions,
Martin Builders and Sociable Weaver, could
have an annual energy bill as low as $5000
per annum compared to $25,000 per annum
for a state average street of the same size.
Director of the Cape, Brendan Condon
said The Cape shows what modern sustain-
able design can achieve.
“We are building homes that are carbon
neutral, have energy bills as low as 20 per
cent of the state average, stay naturally cool
in summer and warm in winter, including
during hot spells and heat waves, and pro -
duce more energy than they use.
“We have eliminated gas bills altogether,
reduced energy and water bills to a pittance,
and in future residents can use electric ve-
hicle technology to eliminate petrol bills, and
reduce food bills with the onsite garden.
“We have just opened up a walking and
cycling path to the coast, making the Cape’s
surf and swimming beaches directly acces-
sible for residents with a short walk or bike
trip without crossing roads.”
The estate, which directly overlooks the
ocean and has views to Cape Woolamai in the
west and Wilsons Prom in the east, has an
amazing 50 per cent open space.
The first residents have now moved in and
will be followed by more permanent resi-
dents throughout 2017.
“We are looking forward to a big year at
The Cape,” Brendan said.
“If you are interested in living at The Cape
feel free to contact Rahnee or Wayne at PBE
real estate on 5674 8044. ”
For more information call Brendan Con-
don on 0412 198 974.
The Cape village at Cape Paterson is really starting to take shape now with a number
of innovative, new homes completed and several more on the way. The estate, off Sea-
ward Drive, is well worth a visit while you are in Cape Paterson over the holidays.
The Cape’s environment
crusade bearing fruit
By Cr Pamela Rothfield
mal. We’ll be popping up at a variety of events
around the shire and holding community en-
gagement sessions in a number of towns as we
embark on a monumental community conver-
sation to ‘Help shape a better Bass Coast’.
We believe that our community must be active
participants and collaborators in the develop-
ment of our future plan.
This is a fantastic opportunity for all of us to
shape a better future for Bass Coast and the
ideas and comments we receive will help us
develop our direction over the next four years.
It’s only early days for our ‘Help shape a bet-
ter Bass Coast’ campaign, and we’ve already
had an overwhelming, positive response from
people putting their ideas forward.
We know how passionate you all are about
your own slice of paradise within Bass Coast
and this is the time to show it!
So please do not miss our face-to -face engage-
ment sessions and pop-ups, get on board with
our social media exchanges, complete our on-
line survey and come and have a coffee with a
councillor so we can hear your thoughts.
You can find all the details of how to get in-
volved at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/abetter-
basscoast. We need your input, so please join
TUCKED away in the Wonthaggi Theat-
rical Group’s wardrobe department is a
hidden treasure trove of vintage pieces,
quirky costumes and wedding gowns.
The group’s wardrobe department is
bursting at the seams, with an attic full of
costumes and memories spilling over into
the nearby sewing room.
In an effort to make some room and to
cull the collection, the WTG is selling a
vast quantity of its costume collection to
With more than 45 years of memories
and clothing to sort through, the process
is an emotional one for theatre group
member, Karen Milkins-Hendry.
“There are a lot of costumes and a lot of
memories, ” Karen said.
“I t’s got to the point where there’s just
too much. There are so many amazing,
emotional costumes. ”
Over the years, a staggering collection
of wedding and debutante dresses have
been donated to the Wonthaggi Theatrical
Group, and will be available for purchase.
Costumes from previous productions,
props, homewares and beautiful vintage
pieces will also be on offer at the sale on
Sunday, January 15.
“We’re keeping some of the really good
vintage pieces, but we’ve got a lot of mis-
cellaneous props and costumes available
for sale, ” Karen said.
“We’ve had a lot of people over the
years who have helped to sew pieces from
scratch, or to make pieces out of ordinary
items of clothing. That is just extraordi-
Karen said that while the process of
sorting through what needs to be sold and
what needs to be kept has been difficult,
the process has proven to be quite cathar-
tic and cleansing for the group as a whole.
“It’s been hard to cull the memories, ”
“There have been a lot of people involved
in the culling process – deciding what
needs to be kept and what to sell.
“There’s a lot of history here in the ward-
robe department, and many stories to tell.
When you are up in the wardrobe, there
are generations of stories hanging up on
hangers, and I love that.
“The memories are endless. ”
The Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s cos -
tume sale will take place on Sunday, Janu-
ary 15 at the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine
from 10am until 3pm.
Codi Brickhill and Nina Barry-Macaulay modelling just some of the many wedding and
debutante gowns being sold by the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group. ms010217
Decades of theatre
memories for sale
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