Join us to discuss advocacy issues on the Peninsula

Published on 12 February 2019

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Mornington Peninsula Shire invites residents, community groups and interested stakeholders to attend a Forward Planning Committee Meeting regarding key advocacy issues relevant to the Mornington Peninsula.

At the Forward Planning Committee Meeting on 25 February 2019, community members can make a three-minute verbal submission to the Shire about their thoughts and suggestions regarding:

Issues relevant to the Peninsula that are outside the influence of the Planning Scheme Review 2018 and local content within the Scheme itself:

  • The AGL and APA pipeline project at Crib Point.
  • Kawasaki Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain project at Hastings.
  • Hillview Quarry project at Boundary Road.
  • Bushfire Prone Area mapping and extent of vegetation loss as a result of exemptions in the planning scheme for vegetation removal to create defendable space.
  • VicSmart classes and application types and resulting development.
  • Solar panels and roof and plant equipment exemptions to building heights in planning scheme provisions.
  • Additional advocacy and continual enforcement regarding late night liquor licence venues.

Specific planning related issues in the Shire’s Nepean Ward:

  • The provision of further and better car parking in and about the Blairgowrie township retail precinct.
  • The preservation of a clear visual connection from the Western Sister lookout at Sullivan Bay, Sorrento to the lookout over Bass Strait at St Pauls.
  • Heritage (or other planning controls) over the footpath known as ‘Tuckey’s Track’ from Sullivan Bay to St Pauls.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said “this is part of Council’s commitment to working closely and transparently with the local community and advocating to the State government and other stakeholders on our community’s behalf”.

Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser said “we are aware these Nepean Ward projects have high community interest and Council is interested to hear from the community on these local items before a decision is made on the most appropriate path forward”.

Nepean Ward Councillor Bryan Payne said “Council is seriously considering these highly-invested community projects in the Nepean Ward and will work closely with the community to find a positive outcome”. 

Information collated from the Forward Planning Committee will assist council to communicate and advocate to the State government with the aim of influencing decision making of State Planning Policy.

FORWARD PLANNING MEETING DETAILS

Monday 25 February 2019, 6.30pm
Rosebud Chambers, 90 Besgrove Street, Rosebud

A copy of the Agenda for this meeting may be viewed from the following sources after 2.30pm on Thursday 21 February at mornpen.vic.gov.au/councilagendas.

Alternatively, you can pick up a copy at our Customer Service Centres at the Mornington, Rosebud, Hastings and Somerville offices 

Please arrive 10 minutes early if you wish to register to make a verbal submission.

For further information, or to register your interest in attending, please contact the Shire’s Strategic Planning Team on strategic.planning.projects@mornpen.vic.gov.au