Mayor’s Message – 30 June 2020


Mayor’s Message – 30 June 2020

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A reminder that Expressions of Interest in joining Council’s Sports Infrastructure Master Plan Working Group will close on Wednesday 8 July at 5 p.m.

The Master Plan aims to provide a clear direction for the development of Council-owned sport and recreation infrastructure over the next 15 years.

At a minimum, the Sports Infrastructure Master Plan is expected to provide:

  • An assessment of future sporting infrastructure required to support sporting trends.
  • Recommendations for high-level changes to coordination, management and/ or use of sporting infrastructure and facilities.
  • A prioritised action plan supported by preliminary concept plans and indicative budget estimates.

The Master Plan will not consider sport and recreation program development, passive recreation facility development (e.g. facilities in public open space), sports club development and capacity building and day-to-day operational management of facilities.

The Working Group will:

  • Provide advice and recommendations on further engaging the community and stakeholders in plan development.
  • Assist in developing and prioritising plan objectives and actions.
  • Consider options to resource plan implementation (e.g. partnerships, grants etc).
  • Review the draft and final master plan document and recommend to Council for adoption.
  • Support, promote and undertake a general advocacy role for the plan and ;
  • Act as a conduit between Council and the community.


Council is slowly but surely re-opening more facilities in accordance with the easing of restrictions by the State Government.

The Visitor Information Centre re-opened on Monday 15 June and the Bass Strait Maritime Centre is planning to reopen on Monday 13 July.

I know that many people, both young and old, were delighted to see the Library reopen its doors almost a fortnight ago, and Splash Aquatic last week.

Just remember to practice safe hygiene and please do not visit if you are feeling at all unwell.