Public Notice: Public highway declaration Patricia Avenue, Blairgowrie

08 September 2017, 05:00 PM

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is aware of concerns regarding the section of Patricia Avenue between Foam Avenue and Spray Point Road in Blairgowrie (“the Road”). These concerns relate to the legal status of the Road and whether Council has maintenance responsibilities as a road management authority.  

In order to clarify the position, it is proposed to declare the Road as a public highway in accordance with section 204 of the Local Government Act 1989 (“the Act”).

Council has resolved to commence a six-week public exhibition period in relation to the proposal and we are now seeking your feedback.

Plans of the proposal can be viewed at the Mornington, Rosebud and Hastings Municipal Offices and on the Shire’s Website under: Have your say.

Submissions regarding the proposal will be considered by Council or a Committee of Council, in accordance with Section 223 of the Act, if received by Friday 8 September 2017. Submissions must be:

  •  In writing or by email to:

    Mr. Matthew Ashdown, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939

  • Received by Friday 8 September 2017.
  • Clearly state whether you (or a representative on your behalf) wish to be heard in support of your written submission.

A Council or Committee of Council meeting to hear submissions will be scheduled if one or more persons request to be heard in support of their submission. These persons will be notified of the meeting once confirmed.

Submissions will not form part of the public meeting papers, however, names of submitters will be included in public reports, unless otherwise specifically requested in the submission.

Submissions made under Section 223 of the Act may be made available on request, however such requests are subject to the provisions of relevant privacy and freedom of information legislation.

Following the conclusion of the six-week exhibition period, a report will be put before Council to make its decision on the proposal.