Have Your say: Draft Marine Industry Precinct Economic Analysis Report

The marine industry has long been identified by Mornington Peninsula Shire as a sector with the potential to grow our local economy and create year-round jobs.

The marine industry sector directly contributes $1.7 billion in value to the Australian economy. Locally, it is a key industry that contributes 13 per cent of the Mornington’s Peninsula’s total manufacturing production. However, local marine businesses are unable to meet their full potential because of a lack of appropriately zoned land.  

The Shire commissioned a Marine Industry Precinct economic analysis to understand the economic potential of a new, dedicated Marine Industry Precinct and identify a suitable potential site. The site review included land that is currently zoned for Port related use only, and has been declared surplus to Port requirements by The Port of Hastings Development Authority.

The Draft Marine Industry Precinct Economic Analysis Report identifies potential locations for a new precinct and provides an economic benefits assessment indicating that development of a marine industry precinct would:
  • create 1807 direct and 1556 indirect jobs, ranging from highly skilled advanced engineering roles through to apprenticeships  
  • generate more than $510 million in economic activity  
  • stimulate new marine industry investment and innovation and create full time, year-round skilled local jobs where they are needed on the Peninsula.

How to Have Your Say

The draft Mornington Peninsula Marine Industry Precinct Economic Analysis Report will be on public exhibition from 1 July 2019 to 26 July 2019

An information drop in session will be held on 18 July at the Somerville Recreation Centre from 5.30pm to 8pm. Click here for more information.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council welcomes written submissions. Have Your Say submissions are available on this page or via hard copy Have Your Say forms available at the Shire’s offices.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council welcomes email submissions. Email your submission to haveyoursay@mornpen.vic.gov.au with the subject line 'Draft Marine Industry Precinct Economic Analysis Report'

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