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HOW much should South Gippsland Water
do in your community?
What matters to you when it comes to water
South Gippsland Water managing director
Philippe du Plessis invites all customers to be
part of the corporation’s five -yearly review of
its service and the prices charged to custom-
ers for the delivery of water and wastewater
“This new plan will be submitted to the
Essential Services Commission in mid-late
2017, but before we embark on its develop-
ment, we want to put community priorities,
concerns and preferences at the front- end of
our review process. ”
Every element of the business is open for
discussion and examination.
The review provides a range of opportuni-
ties for customers to learn more, have a say
and feed into the process.
“Late last year we heard from the commu-
nity through our Pricing Review survey and
town visits. This threw the net far and wide
and valuable feedback from customers was
collected and analysed, ” Mr du Plessis said.
“Overall, our customers have told us is that,
in addition to pricing and service standards,
there are a number of key areas of the cor-
poration’s business and operations that need
to be considered when it comes to delivering
quality water and wastewater services. ”
Customer priorities include:
• planning for future pressures and threats
to the region’s water and waste water services
• fulfilling social obligations including pro -
grams to support customers who are genu-
inely struggling to pay their bills
• doing more than the minimum required by
legislation to protect our natural environment
• going above and beyond to avoid leaks
and interruptions and keeping customers in-
formed about the progress in fixing them.
“Along with close consultation with our
community-based Pricing Review Advisory
Panel, this survey feedback has helped iden-
tify areas we need to know more about.
“We’re asking for a little more information
from the community before we begin develop-
ing our plan.”
In four quick steps you can share what you
think about the priorities listed above.
1. Visit South Gippsland Water’s website
2. Choose a discussion paper (an easy to
3. Answer a couple of quick questions on-
4. Submit...and you are done.
By submitting the online feedback you can
also choose to go into a draw to receive $50
off your next water bill.
To keep up to date with the Pricing Review
visit the Projects page at www.sgwater.com.
You can register for community updates or
find more information on Facebook and Twit-
Water and Wastewater - Pricing Review
We heard from you late last year through
our customer survey and town visits.
We’ve taken your feedback onboard
and worked with our community-based
Advisory Panel to explore options.
Now, to help further develop our plan,
there are a couple of areas we’d like to
ask you a little more about...
It’s quick and easy to do
1 Visit our website www.sgwater.com.au
2 Choose a discussion paper (2-pager only)
3 Answer a couple of quick questions online
4 Submit....and you’re done.
Go into the draw
to win $50 off
your next water bill
Saturday 25 February
Due to track improvement works, coaches will
replace trains between Traralgon and Bairnsdale.
Coaches from Bairnsdale will stop all stations to
Rosedale and then drop customers off as required
from Traralgon to Southern Cross Station.
For more information visit vline.com.au, call 1800 800 007
or follow us on Twitter @vline_gippsland
COACHES REPLACE TRAINS
ON THE BAIRNSDALE LINE
THE Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San
Remo will host a Youth Forum for 50 students
from Newhaven College and Wonthaggi Second-
ary College to identify the social, environmental,
socio-economic and community factors which
may impact on the aspirations, education, fu-
ture work and destination of young people.
The objective of the forum is to allow stu-
dents to articulate the factors that influence
them, and increase their belief in their capacity
to shape their own future and the world around
them and in the process, let the community
know what support they need.
This important event will be held at the
Cultural Centre in Cowes on March 6 from
1pm when the students will gather and work
through a series of facilitated sessions to put
forward their ideas and recommendations and
will then be joined by their parents and busi-
ness leaders in the evening from 6pm to pres-
ent their findings.
Special guest will be Holly Ransom, who be-
came the world’s youngest ever Rotary presi-
“We are very fortunate to have access to Hol-
ly,” said Keith Gregory from the hosting club.
“She will facilitate the forum and later speak
with the students and all attending the evening
“Holly, such a remarkable young woman, is
renowned for generating innovative solutions
for coaching and professionally mentoring
leaders of all generations around the world.”
In 2014, the Prime Minister appointed Holly
to chair the G20 Youth Summit.
Holly holds a Law degree and BA (Econom-
In 2012, she was the youngest person to
be named in Australia’s ‘100 Most Influential
“Rotary is grateful for the general and finan-
cial support from Bass Coast Shire for the fo-
rum, and as well to both schools for their work
in preparing for this event and selecting the stu-
dents to attend,” Keith said.
“Our club’s intentions are to feed back the
outcomes of the forum to the council, local
businesses, the schools and parents, to further
assist the future leaders in our community to
meet their aspirations.”
Rotary welcomes anyone who would like to
join the evening dinner session at the Cultural
Centre; see details in the advertisement appear-
ing in this paper.
Rotary Youth Forum
to shape the future
PARENTS, children and committee mem-
bers at Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre at
Mitchell House are thrilled with the new play-
ground equipment purchased with a grant
from the Federal Government and a generous
donation from the Bass Coast Chorale.
The new equipment will be launched on
Wednesday, February 22 at 11.30am by Fed-
eral Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent
and Wayne Maloney from Bass Coast Chorale.
Local parents and their children are in-
vited to come along at 11am and share in
free fairy bread, fruit, drinks, music and
With some of the new equipment are, from left, Raj, Gomathy, Jade Janine, Tanya and
Vanessa along with children Alex, Zara and Shamakh.
Launch of new playground
What matters to you – water and wastewater?
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