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ciencies and saving that
can be redirected into
Capital Works projects.
“I want to build on
Bass Coast’s reputation
as a destination with
its natural environment,
major events and life-
“I believe we should
be lobbying and seeking
more grants from both
the State and Federal
Governments; we deserve our fair share.
“My background is community development and
social activist, also including farming and small busi-
“My interests are with my family and Commu-
• Julian Brown,
JULIAN has a lifelong connection with Bass Coast.
He is the fourth generation of his family to reside
in Bass Coast.
One of his grandfathers worked in the State Coal
Mine in Wonthaggi as a coal miner.
His father has also had a long involvement in local
and state governance.
Julian grew up in Wonthaggi where he also attended
He did part of his secondary education on Phillip
Island before moving to Melbourne to finish VCE stud-
Julian spent some time living in South Africa do-
ing volunteer work before studying history, politics and
languages at university.
For a number of
years he also lived in Ja-
pan where he worked as
an English teacher and
studied martial arts.
He returned to live
in Bass Coast in 2012
and established a small
business teaching mar-
tial arts before success-
fully running for coun-
cil in 2016.
Julian wants to see
council taking a bal-
anced approach which gives due consideration to com-
munities, the environment and the local economy.
“The main thing I would like to see over the next
four years is allocating a greater percentage of the bud-
get to infrastructure and community projects.”
• Geoff Ellis,
“I WANT to work with the residents and ratepayers to
create the Bass Coast we all aspire.
“I want to focus on the strong rather than what’s
“I’ve been involved
with the reconciliation
group and a group that
looks after the fair treat-
ment of asylum seekers.
I am part of some envi-
ronmental groups and
I’ve written for commu-
“I have supported
local rallies and consid-
ered myself a bit of an
“Motosport is my
main hobby – I’m obsessed. As an owner of a small
property, I am also interested in agriculture and farm-
• Stephen Fullarton,
STEPHEN aims to grant a better deal for Phillip Is-
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POLICE found a large number of cannabis plants grow-
ing in several rooms in a Korumburra house during a
raid on Friday.
Officers from the Bass Coast Tasking Unit executed
a search warrant at a Korumburra address, and also
found three firearms and ammunition.
A 35 year old Korumburra man was arrested and
charged with drugs and firearms offences, and bailed
to appear at Korumburra Magistrates Court in March
On November 7, police arrested a 29 year old Won-
thaggi man after a raid on a Wonthaggi home.
They found drugs and stolen goods, and the man
will now face property and drugs charges at Korum-
burra Magistrate’s Court in March.
He was bailed to appear at court.
AN Inverloch man’s car was impounded on Thurs-
day night after he returned an excessive alcohol read-
He was one of 11 people detected with alcohol or
drugs in their system exceeding the prescribed limited,
during a weekend swoop by police from the Bass Coast
Highway Patrol and a booze/drug bus from Melbourne
over four nights.
CASH was taken from a cafe in Leongatha’s McCartin
Street overnight on Friday.
Offenders also caused damage to the premises.
A VEHICLE was damaged after it was hit by a large
tractor tyre rolled down a steep embankment in Leon-
The incident occurred in Bazley Street about 1am
on November 7.
POLICE believe two people and a vehicle were in-
volved in the theft of an industrial butcher’s meat saw
from a Wonthaggi shed recently.
Thieves broke into the shed on Lower Powlett Road
between November 6 and 9, and took the heavy saw.
THIEVES stole about 150 litres of fuel from the Lang
Lang Golf Club overnight on November 6 and 7.
Police reported offenders entered a maintenance
shed and cut the padlock of a fuel bowser.
In Leongatha last Thursday night, thieves siphoned
fuel from three vehicles parked in a carpark on the cor-
ner of Bruce and Church streets, Leongatha.
He is unhappy with council’s recent neglect of Phil-
lip Island and will be working to achieve better out-
comes over the next
Stephen would like
to see the Phillip Island
tip reinstated, as well
as the development of
an aquatic centre and
more entertainment fa-
Stephen is the
president of the Phillip
Island Progress Asso-
ciation and was part of
the Stand Alone group
for the past two and a
He runs a success-
ful building design business in Cowes since 1975.
He lives in Cowes with his wife, and his two sons
and two daughters.
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