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It’s been a busy and exciting few weeks since my last From the Mayor’s Desk instalment, and I’d like to update you on some of Council’s activities during that time.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has publicly acknowledged a number of authors and publishers of publications written and released in commemoration of the Anzac Centenary.

Mornington Peninsula Shire will screen its Celebration of Diversity Short Film Festival as part of the annual Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Festival on June 7.

National Reconciliation Week is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June.


The 3a Rosebud West Children’s Project is a ‘whole of community’ project aimed at improving long-term education and wellbeing outcomes for children in the Rosebud West area.

The recently-completed Peninsula North Men’s Shed in Baxter was officially launched on Friday 15 May by Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb and local Watson Ward Councillor Lynn Bowden

Peninsula Wide provides information about Shire services, activities and community events. The May 2015 edition of Peninsula Wide is out now.


The speed limit on Mornington-Flinders Road Red Hill between Arthurs Seat Road and Shands Road will be reduced from 100 km/h to 80 km/h.

As part of National Volunteers Week 11-17 May, the Mornington Peninsula Shire hosted a luncheon on Friday 15 May in recognition of the wonderful work volunteers contribute to the library services in the community.


Please note the Development Assessments Committee Meeting scheduled to be held at 7:00pm on 20 May, 2015 has been postponed to a later date (Time, Date and Venue to be advised).

Thursday 28 May, 2015

Let's get together, enjoy some tasty treats, and together, we will beat cancer - Hosted by Ray White Hastings and held at the Hastings Club.

Friday 29 May, 2015

Mornington Peninsula Shire will host a Ngargee at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre to recognise National Reconciliation Week. Featuring 4 x cultural films, the Jindi-worabak Dancers, the Djirri Djirri Dancers and much more.

Saturday 30 May, 2015

A “No Charge” Green Waste disposal weekend will be at all 3 x Resource Recovery Centres (Tyabb, Rye & Mornington) on 30th and 31st May 2015

Saturday 30 May, 2015

The Light Workers Way Psychic & Wellbeing Festival held at Mount Eliza Community Hall.

Food Wine
Saturday 30 May, 2015

Taste of Sorrento offers a mouth watering blend of gourmet food, beer and wine events aimed at showcasing Sorrento's and the regions' best

Saturday 30 May, 2015

Baxter Kindergarten and Children's Centre invite current, prospective and past families and the community to an Open Day to celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished building and outdoor play space.

Saturday 30 May, 2015

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia.

Sunday 31 May, 2015

35+ Stalls with new or preloved & handmade goods.

Sunday 31 May, 2015

Monthly women's group.

Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Mornington Peninsula Music Network presents a Networking and Information Session.

The Safety Beach Coastal Management Plan has been prepared to provide strategic guidance for the future use, development and management of the Safety Beach foreshore reserve.

Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Draft Municipal Waste and Resource Recovery Services Strategy is now available for public comment.

Mornington Peninsula Shire

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is seeking community input on its Carbon Neutral Options report.

Mornington Peninsula Shire

The Shire is calling for nominations to the Red Hill Station Reserve Project Reference Group.

council meetings

View our Minutes & Agendas section.

MAY 2015

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - Main Ridge Community Hall, 441 Main Creek Road, Main Ridge
5.30pm Development Assessments Committee Meeting

Monday, 11 May 2015 - Council's Rosebud Office, Besgrove Street, Rosebud
7.00pm Council Meeting

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - Council's Mornington Office, Queen Street, Mornington
7.00pm Development Assessment Committee Meeting

Monday, 25 May 2015 - Rosebud Memorial Hall, 994 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud
5.00pm Public Briefings
6.00pm Dinner with the Community (RSVP required to 5950 1137)
7.00pm Council Meeting