Help us make decisions for our coast

Published on 07 June 2024

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We’re encouraging our community to share their opinions and thoughts on Our Coast Our Future Coastal Strategy. Earlier this year, you told us why the coast matters to you, what hazards you have experienced by living near the coast and your ideas for the future.

Coasts are dynamic, ever-changing natural systems. So, how can we prepare for the future?
We’re getting in early to give ourselves and our community time to plan our response carefully and proactively. We’ve created maps to help you visualise what areas of the Peninsula that might be prone to coastal hazards. The maps indicate areas potentially at risk to hazardous events now and in the future.

The coastal hazard maps also help us identify where to focus our adaptation planning. Developing adaptation plans, based on local knowledge and science, is a key outcome of the Strategy. There are a range of ways we will use adaptation to increase our resilience and we want to hear your ideas.

Your feedback will help inform how we adapt to and manage coastal hazards on the Peninsula.

How to share your feedback:
Online

Go to mornpen.vic.gov.au/ourcoast to view the maps and take the survey (10-15 minutes)

In person

Go to mornpen.vic.gov.au/ourcoast to see when we’ll be at a location near you.

In writing

Hard copy feedback forms are available on request at any of our Customer Service Centres at Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

Our Coast, Our Future
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939

Community consultation is currently open and closes 7 July.


Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Simon Brooks:

“We are using the best available data and methods to increase our understanding and inform our decision making. Mornington Peninsula Shire is an early adopter to this type of planning. I want to assure our community that we have plenty of time to get our plans right.

“That said, this window of opportunity will reduce over time; the sooner we plan the easier it will be to adapt.

“We thank the State Government for continuing to support this project by providing a further $150,000 grant, allowing us to continue leading the way in regional coastal adaption planning in Victoria.” 

Picture by Charlie Macpherson Smith.

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