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BASS Coast Shire Council awarded
contracts for the Shire’s Waste Collec-
tion Service and Waste Facility Man-
agement and Operation Services in the
closed session of the July Ordinary
Meeting in Cowes on Wednesday.
Both contracts have a combined value of ap-
proximately $6.6 million per year for a 10 year
period. The commencement of the new contract
will introduce two new services, the first being a
resale shop at the Wonthaggi transfer station, and
the second, being the introduction of a three-bin
Current service provider and local Bass Coast
business, Wonthaggi Recyclers Pty Ltd, was
awarded the contract for waste services (kerbside
collection, litter bins and hard waste collection)
and operations of Council’s transfer stations at
Wonthaggi and Inverloch.
Ace Environmental Pty Ltd was awarded the
contract for the operations of Council’s Grant-
ville landfill and transfer station.
The decision was made in a closed session of
Council due to confidentiality around contractual
The commencement of the new contract in
September 2017 will include the introduction of
a three bin system made up of a 240 litre weekly
kitchen food and garden organics collection, a
240 litre fortnightly recycling collection and a
120 litre fortnightly residual waste (garbage) col-
The additional cost to ratepayers of $51 means
the service will be less than $1 per week for each
Council will undertake an education cam-
paign leading into the three-bin service to teach
residents how to use the system, and options to
responsibly dispose of items such as medical
waste and nappies.
The introduction of an organics and green
waste bin will reduce Council’s annual Environ-
mental Protection Agency Landfill Levy costs by
over $127,000 and reduce greenhouse gas emis-
sions by over 2600 tonnes of CO2 every year. It
will also reduce landfill space by approximately
5400m3 and over 4000 tonnes of organic waste
will also be removed from kerbside garbage per
Bass Coast mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale was
pleased to see the tender outcome reflected a rig-
orous process and resulted in good value for the
community with a local business appointed.
“The tender submitted by Wonthaggi Recy-
clers Pty Ltd will provide Council with the best
value for money offer, and it has demonstrated its
capacity and capability to undertake the service
required under the contract,” Cr Crugnale said.
“Although the successful tender was highly
competitive with its pricing, it is also pleasing
that as a local business, there will be local in-
vestment and economic flow-on benefits into our
“This is also the case for Ace Environmental
Pty Ltd. A competitive price was submitted and it
has the knowledge and capacity to undertake the
works required at the Grantville landfill site, with
many of the contractor employees also living lo-
cally in Bass Coast.”
THERE was no need to spend $1,500
flying to Paris; all activities were there
to see at St Laurence’s primary school’s
eventful fourth annual French Day last
The day began at assembly with a parade of
French attire from each classroom then the school
choir sang Frere Jaques.
The school then broke into coloured groups
with a host of activities like the Madagascar room
where you could pose as a Lemur. Madagascar
is a French speaking country, some of the class-
es have chosen to study this year because of its
Using their Euros students could purchase
lemonade, try a scoop of ice-cream or buy from
the handcraft stall featuring items made by the
grade five/six class.
Tickets were issued for Le Louvre featuring
live statues, the Metro train, the cinema, the Eiffel
Tower and the Catacombs, which were a bit on
the spooky side!
Last but not least was the snail race beamed
live into the classrooms using Apple Air Play. The
secretaries won the day and now hold the Snail
Three bins full for Bass Coast
French Day was tres bon!
Looking the part: back row, French girls
Ruby and Amelia with mime artist and
teacher Ben Dixon at St Laurence’s primary
Cone a glace: tucking into their ice cream are, from left, Julian, Elizabeth and Thomas from
Prep/1 at St Laurence’s primary school, Leongatha.
French berets: donning their newly made French hats are, from left, Emily, Lochlan and
Connor at St Laurence’s primary school, Leongatha.
Real life statues: Christine, Rachel, Zalia, Holly, and Bella (multi coloured) formed part of
the statue exhibition at Le Louvre.
Cup for 12 months.
French has been the language of choice for the
last four years at the school and the students gave
magnificent effort by all involved.
Organiser of the day was French/librarian/art
teacher Marg Gatehouse who had plenty of help
from all staff and students.
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