Have Your Say - Merricks to Bittern Trail

Mornington Peninsula Shire is working to improve connections for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders with plans to link the existing Red Hill Rail Trail to a new trail running through Merricks, Balnarring and Bittern.

The Shire has developed three concept designs for a shared path between Bittern Station and Merricks Station Reserve connecting to the existing seven-kilometre track which is among the peninsula’s most popular trails.

An interactive drop in session is being held to gather community feedback on the proposed route plans as well as design elements of the trail including signage, pedestrian crossings, furniture, planting and materials. Participants will be able to comment on each of the three route plans or design their own suggested route.

This project is being undertaken as part of the Shire’s Bicycle and Roadside Equestrian Strategy.

Our Connectivity is a key community outcome of Our Peninsula, the 2017-21 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Plan.

As part of Council’s commitment to a connected and mobile community we’re working to ensure:

  • Our advocacy and communications lead to improved mobility and connectivity within the Mornington Peninsula, and
  • We support an integrated transport and connectivity network.

Download a copy of the consultation plans:

Merricks to Bittern Trail Consultation Plan(PDF, 7MB)

Have your say:

In person:

Balnarring Hall:
Wednesday 14 March, 2018
5pm - 7pm

Shire staff will be there to answer questions and gather your ideas.

At Shire Customer Service Centres


Submissions open: Wednesday 14 March on this page.

Submissions close Friday 13 April, 2018.

Online Survey