Bass Coast Shire Council announced Newhaven resident, Jeff Nottle, as the 2015 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards presentation held last night.
Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, congratulated Mr Nottle for his dedication to the local community, including his keen interest in the environment.
“Mr Nottle is currently Chair of the Preserve Western Port Action Group, which is a sub group of the Phillip Island Conservation Society,” Cr Brown said.
“Holding this position for the past nine months, Jeff has worked tirelessly to promote the significant natural assets Bass Coast has to offer, with a view to preserving our coasts, flora and fauna for the community to enjoy into the future.
“In all his volunteer positions, Jeff has enthusiastically taken on his responsibilities – an example of the values in a worthy winner of the 2015 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year Award.”