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Wonthaggi Medical Centre
A’Beckett Street Medical Centre
42 Murray St, Wonthaggi
25 A’Beckett St, Inverloch
Hospital Consulting Rooms
Grantville Medical Centre
Consulting Suites, Bass Coast Health
2/1524 Bass Hwy, Grantville
After hours Tel: 5672 1333
Improve your health,
one step at a time
Regular exercise is a pathway to better health, an opportunity
to connect with others and have fun.
Our weekly walking group is:
l For all ages and walking abilities
l A Heart Foundation approved activity
l Supported by Bass Coast Shire
This weekly walking group is facilitated by our staff as a
community service and can put you on the right path to
improve your health, fitness and wellbeing
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Wonthaggi Medical centre
Registration: 9.15 am (newcomers only need to register)
Walk Time: 30-45 mins
For more information and medical appointments
Tel: 5672 1333
THE Bass Coast Shire Council is preparing a
new 10 year plan to set the long-term direction
for open space and recreation in Bass Coast –
including what do with hundreds of thousands
of dollars’ worth of developer open space con-
The Active Bass Coast Plan will aim to cre-
ate healthy, active environments and services
that encourage people to participate in sport,
socialise, play and relax in our parks, engage in
community activities and events, and to enjoy
Bass Coast’s natural coastline, bushlands and
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said
the plan will enrich Bass Coast for future gen-
erations and encourages people to get involved.
“We are very fortunate to have some of the
most beautiful and unique open spaces in Vic-
toria on our very doorstep,” Cr Rothfield said.
“Around every corner are locations and plac-
es which encourage people to be social and ac-
tive, and these spaces are integral to the health
and wellbeing of our communities.
“During the Help shape a better Bass Coast
Council Plan 2017-2021 engagement last year
and the Sport and Active Recreation Needs As-
sessment (SARNA) in 2016, we gathered a large
amount of community feedback specifically re-
lating to recreation, leisure and open space.
“This feedback forms the basis of the Active
Bass Coast Plan. We are now seeking feedback
on what this plan looks like, to make sure that
we get it right, and make the most of our divine
and unique natural landscape and recreation
“We want to know what’s most important to
you and what’s needed to get our community
outdoors, active and social, so please ensure
you have your say and get involved.”
While the Active Bass Coast Plan is looking
at longer term priorities, the council also has
some short to medium-term project funding for
certain townships where developer funds have
Developers are required to contribute to com-
munity open space by providing land or fund-
ing, and council is seeking feedback from the
community about how these developer recre-
ation funds should be spent.
You can have your say in person at pop-up
stalls at events around the shire in March or
online at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/active. The
online survey is open until Sunday, March 18.
Pop up stalls will be held at the Rhyll Wooden
Boat Festival, Bass Valley Festival, Phillip Island
Nature Parks Community Open Day, Wonthaggi
Plaza (Friday, March 9 from 2pm to 5pm), In-
verloch Hub (Saturday, March 10 from 11am
to 2pm) and the main street of San Remo on
Sunday, March 11 from 11am to 2pm.
For more information contact please contact
council’s recreation and open space planner,
Joey Boothby, at email@example.com
or 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 5671 2211.
A WOMAN was airlifted to hos-
pital last Friday after crashing her
car in Glen Alvie.
Police say she was driving around
a corner on Glen Alvie Road at
around 3pm when she hit a large
drain and the car went head-first
into a tree.
She sustained injuries and was
airlifted to the Alfred Hospital.
Police believe the wet conditions
contributed to the collision.
Police say volunteers from the
SES and the CFA did a great job
as did the paramedics from Am-
bulance Victoria who were as-
sisted by locals from the Glen
IF YOU have hopes of joining the police force,
then you had best not rip the mirror off a police
car during a drunken night out.
But that’s exactly the first impression one
man left on his prospective employers after an
incident in San Remo.
Patrick Webster, 27, who moved to Melbourne
from Adelaide to pursue his police dream,
fronted Korumburra Magistrates’ Court on
Thursday, incredibly remorseful and fearful
that a conviction would ruin his career plans.
Police prosecutor Sen Constable Mick Felton
told the court that Webster had been drinking
at the San Remo Hotel on July 23 last year and
was leaving the pub when police arrived as part
of a routine venue check at about 1am.
When the officers came back outside about 10
minutes later, a witness told them he had seen Web-
ster damaging the side mirror of their police car.
The officers then saw the left side mirror had
been ripped off the car and told Webster, who
was 20 metres away, to stop where he was.
Webster fled on foot but was caught and ar-
rested shortly after.
In his original interview with police, Webster
denied damaging the car.
But in court last week, he pleaded guilty and
said he was ashamed of his actions.
He told the court the incident was not an ac-
curate reflection of his character.
Magistrate Simon Zebrowski agreed, saying:
“This sounds to me like a drunken lark”.
Webster told the court he was happy to pay
compensation for the damage “and then some,”
and hoped to apologise to the officers in person.
“They shouldn’t have to put up with that kind
of behaviour,” Webster said.
Webster avoided conviction but was given a
12-month good behaviour bond and ordered to
pay the police $372 in compensation.
Wrong way to becoming a cop
Crashed after corner
A woman was airlifted to hospital after her car crashed into a tree in Glen Alvie.
Open space cash
up for discussion
Emergency services were called to a reported rescue on
Glen Alvie Road, Glen Alvie, shortly after 3pm on Friday.
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