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Inverloch Recreation Reserve
Committee of Management Inc.
Notice is given of a
to be held at IKFNC Rooms,
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
commencing at 7.30pm
The purpose of the meeting is to nominate no less than
three (3) or more than nine (9) persons as the
Committee of Management for the Inverloch Recreation
Reserve for a term of three years. The current
committee's term will expire on Tuesday, February 28,
2017. All positions will be declared open and
nominations will be accepted prior to or on the night.
Nominations from women are encouraged.
Fur ther information, nomination forms and nominee
declaration forms may be obtained by contacting your
local Depar tment of Environment, Land, Water &
Planning office or at the meeting.
For further inquiries please contact the Secretary Chris
Malone on 0408 680 282.
Monday, February 20, 2017
117 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan
We have organised a guest speaker,
the new South Gippsland Shire
Mayor Ray Argento.
Any enquiries Damian Murphy
(Secretary) 0458 645 437
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 - Kaye's Fashions
Parade at St. George's Anglican Church Hall,
Wonthaggi. Afternoon tea.
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and savoury, tea and coffee, at St. Georges Anglican
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WONTHAGGI & KORUMBURRA
THE Kernot community has rated tourism, road
safety, and access to health services as their top pri-
orities for change at a recent Bass Coast Shire Coun-
cil consultation session on Monday, January 30.
As part of the ‘Help Shape a Better Bass
Coast’ consultation period, the council asked
townships across region to submit ideas and
The information gathered from these sessions
will then go towards shaping the Council Plan 2017-
21 and the Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan.
For residents of Kernot, speed limits, poor
road quality and traffic management rated high
on their list of concerns.
One suggested a reduction in the speed limit
near the Kernot Store to 60km/h to improve safety.
There were also several suggestions made to
improve traffic management and roads lead-
ing to Phillip Island, in the case of an accident
blocking traffic flow during peak periods.
Increased tourism to the area was another
hot topic at the consultation session. Ideas on
improving tourism including the following:
• Advertise and promote “daytrip tourism”
to encourage car clubs, senior groups, and
international travellers into the area via
• Free camping for travellers in the Kernot
reserve: signs, rubbish bins, solid tables etc.
• Signs promoting ‘Grantville - Gateway to
Bass Coast and Phillip Island’
• A banner over the Bass Highway flyover
bridge, the entrance to Bass Coast, featuring
racing cars, penguins, etc.
• The visitor centre in Wonthaggi should be
more like the Phillip Island centre. Too many
visitors not to have a major visitor info centre.
• Caravan free camping.
• Power and caravan toilet facilities at Da-
lyston Rec Reserve, and the Kernot Reserve.
• Free camps. There are none in the Bass Coast
Shire for visitors. Kernot Reserve a possibility.
The Kernot community engagement session
was the last of a month’s worth of meetings
across the Bass Coast Shire.
Bass Coast mayor Pamela Rothfield said
that spending a month speaking with mem-
bers of the community had unearthed invalu-
“To say it was a ‘big’ month is actually quite
an understatement,” Cr Rothfield said.
“This truly was the greatest breadth of any en-
gagement campaign Bass Coast Shire Council
has ever undertaken and I am blown away at
the number of people who took the time to fill
out our survey, stop and have a chat, attend our
community sessions or send in their thoughts.
“To put some numbers to it all – we had 2651
website page views, reached over 64,000 people
through social media, send over 3000 emails,
had over 850 surveys completed, ran a hugely
successful Facebook Q&A session and spoked
with over 820 people across 18 events.”
Staff will now compile all of the comments
and information collected.
“Once all of your comments have been col-
lated and a draft Council Plan has been written,
we’ll be looking for your feedback on the draft
Plan in March and April so watch this space,”
Cr Rothfield said.
WONTHAGGI’S skaters will put their best feet
forward when the Australian Skate Park League
(SPL) arrives in town on Saturday, February 25.
As part of the Gippsland Regional Series,
skaters are given access to national pathway
programs that tour nationwide.
The Wonthaggi round is part of the intercon-
nected skate park events that will be held across
the region throughout the year, and will feature
Scooter, BMX, and Skateboard competitions.
With the addition of skateboarding to the 2020
Tokyo Olympic Games, the series presents as a
great opportunity for young skateboard enthu-
siasts to harness their skill base and progress
through a structured national pathway.
“It’s great to ride against people from other ar-
eas and local businesses like Vortex Surf Skate
and Snow, Serious Surf Stuff and Crossover
Cycles put up some really good prizes for these
events,” said local scooter rider Kyle Davidson.
In addition to the pathway each regional
series of the SPL presents opportunities for
young people to gain practical training in skate
park event management.
The growing network of more than 1450
participants ensures the success and longevity
of the SPL, further enriching and celebrating
skate park user communities.
For Phillip Island mum, Suzan Borelli, the
community of skaters and riders is what makes
the sport so appealing for the kids.
“I am so proud of the Island kids travelling
to all of the comps run by YMCA and Skate
Park League; they are so supportive of our kids
and the kids are all so supportive of each other
which is ace,” Suzan said.
The Wonthaggi round has been brought to
life through a partnership between YMCA, Vic-
torian Skateboarding Association and the Bass
Other major sponsors of the GRS are Nike,
Wreck Wheels, Almost Skateboards, Tensor
Trucks, Slant, Goliath Distribution, Bro-Style,
Colony BMX, Grit Scooters, Crisp Scooters, FRee-
Za, Vortex, Serious Surf Stuff and Crossover.
The Wonthaggi round of the SPL comes off
the back of a recent event held at the Inverloch
Skate Park on Saturday, February 4.
Inverloch hosted the first round of the GRS
Skate Park League, with riders ranging from
under 12s through to the Open category.
YMCA Bass Coast Youth Programs coordina-
tor Paul Milkins said the SPL is a great oppor-
tunity for young riders in the Bass Coast region
to compete with other riders.
“It is great to see the progression of many of
the younger riders as they gain more experience
riding in a competition format,” Paul said.
“Some of the young skaters and scooter and
BMX riders in the Bass Coast Shire have got
some serious talent. As MC at most events I am
constantly blown away by some of the tricks
these young people pull off.
“Over the competition season we have seen a
big increase in the number of families coming
to both our local and SPL events. Many of these
families spend hours a week driving to different
skate parks so their kids can follow their passion.
“It’s awesome to see so many families at the
The Wonthaggi competition will take place
from 10.30am at the Wonthaggi Skate Park on
Saturday, February 25.
For more information or to keep up to date with
all things skating, head to the Facebook page at
Wonthaggi locals set to
skate for regional crown
Young Phillip Island Skaters Jack and
Jai picked up some prizes at the recent
Gippsland Regional Series Skate Park League
competition at Inverloch. Jack scored new
trucks in the raffle and Jai got a new ‘Almost’
deck for most improved rider.
Kernot calls for safer
roads and better tourism
Some residents of Kernot have called for lower speed limits through the town, in an effort
to increase safety on the roads.
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