Investment boom in Bass Coast

INVESTMENT in Bass Coast continues to thrive, with millions of dollars invested in commercial endeavours over the past 12 months.
Bass Coast Shire Council has recorded a steady increase in interest from potential investors and developers in the region, in addition to many existing businesses looking to expand their operations.
Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said the recently adopted Economic Development Strategy 2016-21, and Phillip Island and San Remo Visitor Economy Strategy 2035 detail council’s aspiration, drive and support for economic development.
“Council has approved over $67 million in investment this financial year, and has another $69.9 million that has been proposed or is currently going through the approvals process,” she said.
“We know that investment activity in an area only attracts more investment activity. We have invested time and money into strategies that support and guide future development, and we have the infrastructure in place to make it work.”
Recently approved developments include the $3 million redevelopment of the YMCA camp at Smiths Beach, the $8.9 million new school for Newhaven College, and $3 million for the Cowes Catholic Primary School.
In the pipeline seeking approvals are projects including a $38 million hotel in Coronet Bay.
Cr Rothfield said even though these projects are still in the early stages, the interest from investors alone was a positive sign for council.
“Our fantastic calendar of local events, well supported by council’s events team, is also a contributing factor when it comes to attracting investment, whilst also supporting the great culture we have here in Bass Coast,” she said.
Council’s economic development team can facilitate pre-appointment meetings with any potential business owners, developers and investors, and encourage them to get in contact on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 5671 2211.


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