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THE people of Corinella have some unique
and interesting ideas for the future of their
Free camping sites to help attract tourists
and business, as well as the protection of the
natural environment of the area rated high on
the list of ideas submitted to the Bass Coast
Shire Council at a community meeting held on
Wednesday, January 25.
The meeting was held as part of the coun-
cil’s extensive consultation process,
Make a Better Bass Coast’.
Tourism was a popular topic of discussion
at the meeting, with many people in atten-
dance submitting ideas on how to boost busi-
ness in the region.
Many suggested implementing free camping
spots to entice people to stay.
“We have the opportunity to encourage free
camping areas the travellers can stay from
say 8pm to 8am daily. The opportunity is add-
ing income to local businesses, ” one person
Other ideas submitted were:
• Free camping at the old football/cricket
oval to be provided and enhanced.
• A free camp area at the worm in Bass. En-
couraging a farmers’ market/supermarket to
take campers away from the back of McDon-
• Dump points for caravans and free camp-
ers to use. Showers pay as you use.
Protecting the environment was also a hot
More than 18 per cent of ideas gathered on
the night related to the natural environment of
Corinella and surrounding areas.
Many people said that the mangroves and
the foreshore areas of the waterline communi-
ties need protecting.
Some ideas submitted to the council in-
• Protection of foreshore, especially with re -
gards to further housing development.
• Protection of foreshore vegetation particular-
ly in front of the heritage estate; there’s already
enough that has been done to the native wildlife.
• Expansion of planting of mangroves to
• Preserving the natural features and ameni-
ties our shire is renowned for; Phillip Island
has had as much development as it can take.
Better accessibility in Corinella was also
raised as an issue.
Pathways and footpaths has been a common
topic raised across the entire shire during the
council’s consultation period.
The Bass Coast Shire Council is now con-
solidating the information gathered during the
month-long consultation period.
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DURING the past few years, Groundswell
Bass Coast has presented information about
the implications of climate change to the Bass
This has largely been through forums fea-
turing guest speakers who are experts in an
aspect of climate change science.
Groundswell is planning to host one later
this year where the theme will centre on the
effects upon the Antarctic.
As facts and figures of scientific data can
become overwhelming at times, a different
approach is being taken for its next event.
Groundswell is collaborating with Art-
Space Wonthaggi to hold an Art Show entitled
‘C limArt’ on the theme of climate - change.
Artists are invited to submit works in any
medium that are a personal response to the
implications of the theme.
Organisers encourage a broad range of ap-
proaches that might include sound, the writ-
ten word, performance, video etc. as well as
the more tradition forms of painting, sculp-
ture and photography.
The exhibition will run from April 18 to
May 29 at the ArtSpace in Wonthaggi, encom-
passing Creative Gippsland.
A prize will be offered.
Registration closes on April 3.
Entry forms are available at ArtSpace Won-
thaggi or from www.artspacewonthaggi.com.
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BASS Coast Shire Council is continuing works
to prevent flooding and rehabilitate Ayr Creek in
Earthworks are underway within the wetland
located to the north of Royal Parade.
Excess silt has been removed from the site
with the majority of the wetland remaining un-
disturbed, and there has been minimal removal
of native vegetation and little wildlife disturbance.
The West Gippsland Catchment Management
Authority (WGCMA) is assisting with water qual-
ity sampling to ensure there are no negative envi-
All rehabilitation works will be conducted in ac-
cordance with the recently completed Ayr Creek
EcoProjects Australia began works last week
and they are scheduled to be completed by late
March 2017, depending on weather and ground
The rehabilitation works will include:
• De-watering of the Royal Parade wetland
• Construction of retarding basin near the Bass
• Swale and instream pool construction
• Installation of culverts and headwalls
• Re-shaping of channel and construction of
grade control structures
• Completion of works in the Royal Parade wet-
land inlet and outlet zones
• Modification of the Royal Parade wetland out-
• Outlet structure works downstream of Royal
• Revegetation, subject to weather conditions.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said
the council has developed a management plan for
the Ayr Creek Reserve for the next five-years.
“The development of the plan has involved a
collective effort of a number of departments and
individuals including the South Gippsland Con-
servation Society and the Inverloch Residents
and Ratepayers Association.
“We appreciate that these works may present
an inconvenience to users within this section of
Ayr Creek and we ask for your patience during
“Our contractor will make every effort to mini-
mise these disruptions.”
These works are not related to the Ayr Creek
lagoon where the mouth of the creek meets the
The council has spoken to the responsible au-
thority, WGCMA, about this occurrence.
For any queries, contact the council’s Infra-
structure Delivery team on 1300 BCOAST (226
278) or 5671 2211.
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