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DID you know that CFA fire brigades around
Bass Coast and purely operated by volunteers?
“It is likely that someone you know, maybe a
neighbour, a work colleague, the maintenance
person you have to do the odd job around your
house, the teacher of your children at school or
the person who served you today when shop-
ping could have been one of those volunteers,”
said Pete Dell, Deputy Bass Coast Group Offi-
cer and volunteer.
Pete, who has been employed with Cyclone
and very active in the local cricket and golfing
scene has also been an active volunteer with
CFA for more than 30 years.
He is heading the campaign in Bass Coast to
get more people within the Bass Coast commu-
nity involved with their local brigade.
“We are very keen to recruit new volunteer
fire fighters who are available during weekdays
to support getting the trucks out the door and
providing a service to protect life and property.
“We are also very keen to get members from
the Cape Paterson, Dalyston, Bass, Kilcunda,
Corinella, Kernot and San Remo communities.”
It is not all about firefighting either. Many of
the Bass Coast brigades need volunteers to help
out with a range of duties behind the scenes.
Jaclyn Nation has a customer service role
with a local business and is a mum of two. She
signed up as a volunteer with Wonthaggi Fire
Brigade 18 months ago.
“I decided to join the local fire brigade because
I needed a new challenge in my life,” Jaclyn said.
“Since joining I have completed my training
to be a Wildfire-Structural Fire Fighter, I have
learnt some great skills, I volunteer with a great
group of people and we do some really great
work for the local community.”
Not only is Jaclyn an active volunteer fire-
fighter, she recently completed her training
as a Fire Safe Kids presenter where she visits
schools and talks about fire safety.
If you want to find out more about volunteer-
ing with CFA, visit the CFA website or contact
Pete Walters on 0408 546 905.
If you wish to join your local brigade contact
CFA Volunteer Recruitment toll free on 1800
232 636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVERY four years Bass Coast Shire Coun-
cil updates its Domestic Animal Management
The council will host community consulta-
tion throughout May to establish what is im-
portant for local residents regarding respon-
sible ownership of dogs and cats.
The DAM Plan looks at how we live with
cats and dogs. It provides a direction for the
management of these domestic animals.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield
said the plan will outline objectives to ad-
dress key issues regarding domestic animal
“This may include strategies for evaluat-
ing animal control service, promoting and
encouraging responsible pet ownership, and
minimising the potential for nuisance pets
and dog attacks,” Cr Rothfield said.
“The plan’s main objective is to ensure that
we all live harmoniously alongside our four
legged friends. It’s important that anyone af-
fected by domestic animals, not just pet own-
ers, are involved in reviewing this plan.”
The community can voice their opinion on
the DAM Plan 2017-21 by attending any of the
• Cowes shopping Centre (Woolworths) on
Tuesday, May 16, 11am to 2pm
• Wonthaggi Plaza on Thursday, May 18,
10am to 1pm
• Grantville Market on Sunday, May 28,
8am to 2pm
Feedback can also be provided online at
www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/damp, or by calling
the Community Health and Wellbeing Team
during business hours on 1300 BCOAST
(226 278) or 5671 2211.
A SECTION of the South Gippsland Highway
at Toora deteriorated due to a leaking water
main located beneath the highway.
Water leaking from the pipe has saturated the
ground beneath the highway making it weak
and unstable when trafficked.
Crews have repaired the water main and in-
stalled a drainage layer beneath the road to al-
low the water to drain from the ground before
repairs can be undertaken this week.
Traffic control and speed reductions will re-
main in place until the residual wet material is
removed and replaced, and the highway resur-
faced to restore the road to its original condition.
Crews from Eastern Region Alliance, a part-
nership between VicRoads and Fulton Hogan,
will commence the restoration works today.
Alliance program manager, Michael Flegg,
said crews will work as quickly as possible but
there will be some delays.
“It’s a challenging maintenance issue we have
at Toora. Our crews have attempted to fix the
issue, but found that the materials under the
road are extremely poor due to exposure to wa-
ter for a period of time.
“Underlying water has caused the materials
under the road surface to become soft, and traf-
fic on the road has eventually caused the sur-
face to come apart,” Mr Flegg said.
“We’ve put in place reduced speed limits and
warning signage to alert motorists to the hazard
until we can undertake permanent treatments
early next week.
“Unfortunately there will be some disruption to
the travelling public with lane closures between
Toora and Welshpool on the South Gippsland
Highway while we undertake these repairs.
“During the works we encourage the commu-
nity to observe lane closures and obey reduced
speed limits,” Mr Flegg said.
Bass Coast fire brigades need you
CFA volunteers Jaclyn Nation and Pete Dell who’s leading the campaign to get more peo-
ple involved in their local fire brigades.
Bass Coast Shire Council needs your in-
put for the Domestic Animal Management
Future plans for four legged friends
Traffic delays at Toora
MOTEL on A’Beckett at Inverloch has a fresh,
new modernised look for guests to enjoy.
In the short space of two years, new owners Da-
vid and Kim Cairnduff have lifted the standards of
the motel to a level they are proud of.
The motel’s rooms have been completely refur-
nished recently and given a fresh lick of paint and
new coastal prints.
There are 12 comfortable and spacious rooms,
the majority of which are corporate rooms, as well
as a king spa room with king bed and corner spa
bath, two-bedroom family rooms with a queen bed
in the main room and single beds in adjoining room
and accessible rooms with disabled facilities.
All rooms boast natural light with a strong em-
phasis on cleanliness and include desks for conve-
nience and free fast nbn Wi-Fi.
The motel is ideal for groups, with a superb
breakfast area and morning breakfast prepared by
Kim, who is a qualified chef.
There’s also a communal courtyard with barbe-
cue facilities and an indoor solar heated pool and
The motel is attractive for corporate guests on
business in neighbouring towns including Leon-
gatha, Wonthaggi and Korumburra, and David
and Kim encourage corporate businesses to get in
touch as they offer corporate packages.
It’s also the perfect spot for a short getaway, with
weekend retreat packages available and a beautiful
area to explore right on the doorstep.
Situated in the main street of Inverloch, restau-
rants and the beach are just a short stroll away.
Guests have provided outstanding reviews on
travel website TripAdvisor, which has seen the mo-
tel awarded certificates of excellence for the past
For a short corporate stay, a golf trip or a romantic
getaway, look no further than Motel on A’Beckett at
Motel on A’Beckett owners Kim and David Cairnduff take time out in the motel’s courtyard. The motel
has a fresh, new modernised look, with new furnishings, a fresh lick of paint and new coastal prints
throughout the rooms making it an attractive option for corporate guests. rg071917
in central Inverloch
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