It’s time to put your thinking caps on once more. Bass Coast Shire Council must approve a new Gift Policy no later than April 24, 2021 as set down by the new Local Government Act 2020 which was approved on March 24, 2020.

When council will release their draft Gift Policy is a mystery. Why. What are our councillors doing letting another draft policy drag its feet?

Will the allowed time limit for submissions be similar to what was given to ratepayers to submit a submission to the draft Community and Engagement Policy 2021 or will a draft Gift Policy be released at the February 17, 2021 council video meeting?

We wait in anticipation. The clock is ticking. How will council communicate and engage, or will it be same old?

Graham Jolly, Cape Woolamai