Have your say on our neighbourhood and township character

Published on 23 May 2019

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Have your say on the Draft Neighbourhood Character Study and Draft Western Port Coastal Villages Strategy

23 May 2019

You’re invited to provide feedback on two concurrent projects that are in the draft report stage: the Neighbourhood Character Study (entire Shire) and the Western Port Coastal Villages Strategy (Western Port townships only).

During the last stage of consultation, we heard what you value most about our townships, with this feedback being incorporated into both draft reports.

The Neighbourhood Character Study seeks to capture the unique values of the residential areas of the Mornington Peninsula to develop policy and guidelines to ensure better design outcomes for all residential areas across the Shire.

The Study contains a set of precinct-based preferred character statements and accompanying design guidelines that intend to capture the key characteristics of each area and the way these should be reflected in new residential development.

The Western Port Coastal Villages Strategy will provide policy and guidelines to manage development on public and private land to retain and enhance township character and address climate change impacts relating to sea level rise.

A Draft Design and Character Framework has now been prepared for each Western Port township that sets out a vision, the preferred character and design guidelines for the commercial, industrial, and foreshore areas.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill encourages the community to provide their thoughts on the two draft documents.

“These studies are underpinned by the adopted Housing and Settlement Strategy and aim to improve and protect the unique characteristics of the Mornington Peninsula as set out in the Council Plan 2017-21.

“This is a great opportunity for Council, community members and key stakeholders to discuss solutions about coastal climate change, as well as understanding the existing and preferred character attributes of our townships. The last step will be to include the guidelines in our planning scheme”, concluded Cr Gill.


Draft Western Port Coastal Villages Strategy

  • Do you support the vision for your township?
  • Does the proposed Typology for this area reflect your view of the location?
  • Does the preferred character statement or the Typology reflect your views?
  • Do the design guidelines for the Typology address the key characteristics of the area?

Draft Neighbourhood Character Study

  • Does the preferred character statement for your area reflect your views?
  • Do you support the recommended neighbourhood Character Precinct Boundary for your area?
  • Do the design guidelines address the key characteristics of the area?


Community consultation opens 27 May 2019 and closes 5pm 7 July 2019.

To view both of the draft reports and to provide your thoughts, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

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

Attend a Drop-in Session
If you would like to discuss the projects further, several drop-in sessions are being held at the following locations where staff will be available to answer questions and assist you in completing the survey:

Crib Point: Saturday 22 June, 10am – 12pm
Crib Point Community House, 7 Park Road

Dromana: Wednesday 12 June, 1 – 3pm
Dromana Community Hall, 359 Point Nepean Road

Flinders: Saturday 29 June 2019, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Flinders Civic Hall, 54-56 Cook Street

Hastings: Saturday 22 June, 10am – 12pm
Hastings Shire Office – Kings Room, 21 Marine Parade

Merricks Beach: Saturday 29 June, 10am – 12pm
Merricks Yacht Club, Surf Street

Mornington: Wednesday 19 June 2019, 1 – 3pm
Mornington Council Chamber

Mount Eliza: Saturday 15 June, 10am – 12pm
Mount Eliza Community Hall, 90-100 Canadian Bay Road

Red Hill: Wednesday 26 June, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Red Hill Mechanics Hall, 19-23 Mechanics Road

Rosebud: Friday 21 June, 1 – 3pm
Rosebud Memorial Hall, 994 Point Nepean Road

Rye: Saturday 22 June, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Rye Civic Hall, 12 Napier Street

Shoreham: Saturday 29 June, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Shoreham Old School Community Hall, 67 Byrnes Road

Somers: Saturday 29 June, 10am – 12pm
RW Stone Pavilion, 68 Camp Hill Road

Sorrento: Wednesday 26 June, 10am – 12pm
Sorrento Community Centre, 860-868 Melbourne Road

Email your submission with the subject line “Draft Neighbourhood Character Study and Draft Western Port Coastal Villages Strategy” to: haveyoursay@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Attention: Peninsula Wide Team
Re: Draft Neighbourhood Character Study and Draft Western Port Coastal Villages Strategy
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Private Bag 1000, Rosebud VIC 3939

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