The on-going debate surrounding the current metropolitan classification of the Mornington Peninsula is a complex issue for Council, which has required careful consideration. Rather than push to be reclassified as a regional council with the risks that entails, we are simply asking for access to both metropolitan and regional funding programs, where they are relevant to challenges and opportunities on the Mornington Peninsula – a ‘Peri-Regional’ approach.
Yarra Ranges Shire Council has also joined with us to advocate for Peri-Regional status. Council’s Peri-Regional approach aims to achieve better recognition from the Victorian Government of the unique mix of urban and rural characteristics across the Mornington Peninsula, including the needs of growing populations in our townships and to support the agricultural and tourism sectors in our rural Green Wedge.
A Peri-Regional Peninsula would benefit from more appropriate regional funding sources, while maintaining access to important metropolitan funding streams and planning protections. Our Peri-Regional principles capture community sentiment and address the key questions asked by community members, during our Citizens Panel event, held on 1 June 2022.
Download: Peri-Regional - Priority Project(PDF, 2MB)
Download: Quick Facts(PDF, 2MB)
Download: Discussion Paper(PDF, 338KB)
Download: Report(PDF, 8MB)
Download: FAQs(PDF, 264KB)
Download: Letter from Mornington Peninsula Mayor to Mornington Peninsula News - August 2022(PDF, 164KB)
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Mornington Peninsula Shire
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