There are many challenges facing our Mornington Peninsula region and community, these include:
- significant population growth expected by 2036 – and with more people than ever able to work from home, there will likely be more people moving to the Peninsula
- 8.5 million visitors each year to our region and a large permanent and non-permanent resident population
- the impacts of climate change are expected to exacerbate in the future placing further pressure on our communities, economy and environment.
- ensuring infrastructure supports the place we live, work, study and visit
- the need to provide additional homes and services while protecting what we all love about the Peninsula – trees, open spaces, beaches, hinterland, a unique agricultural mix and a sense of community
- health and social issues, including gender equality and housing affordability, that continue to impact our community, where there are areas of social and economic disadvantage alongside significant wealth.
During the drafting of our Community Vision, the Citizen’s Panel considered a range of research and demographic information. Further information on the key challenges for the Mornington Peninsula can be found in the Citizens Panel Background Reading report.