Have your say: Council’s new Local History Development Plan

Published on 18 July 2019

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18 July 2019

Mornington Peninsula Shire is inviting public feedback on our draft Local History Development Plan, which supports the ongoing development and promotion of Local History on the Peninsula.

Local history lives in the stories and memories we share; many of which are housed inside our local historical societies, museums, landmarks and buildings. These places represent the community’s cultural memory and are a vital component to our wellbeing and sense of place.

The draft plan aims to ensure our local history is preserved and utilised for the benefit of all as well as developing exciting opportunities such as heritage tourism, which encourages traveling to experience places, artefacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past.

A key element of the plan is to create better online access to our history by digitising and cataloguing information to be published on a new dedicated local history website.

Council representative for the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel and Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill, said Mornington Peninsula’s local history is a unique, diverse and irreplaceable resource.

“This is your chance to contribute to and celebrate the memory of those who came before us, and ensure their stories are shared for generations to come.

“Your ideas will help us protect, preserve and promote the Peninsula’s rich history”, concluded Cr Gill.

The plan will be made available via public exhibition for a period of four weeks from Monday 22 July to Monday 19 August.

Provide your feedback online at mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay or pick up a hard copy at one of our Customer Service offices.


Community consultation opens 22 July and closes 5pm 19 August 2019.

Read the draft plan and provide your feedback online at mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay or mornpen.vic.gov.au/LocalHistory

Documents will also be available to read in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington and Hastings.

Email your submission with the subject line “Draft Local History Development Plan” to: haveyoursay@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Attention: Arts & Culture
Re: Draft Local History Development Plan
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Private Bag 1000, Rosebud VIC 3939

PHOTO CAPTION: Mrs Milner, owner of Safety Beach Boat Hire, c1940s.
Supplied from the Dromana & District Historical Society Collection.

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