Peri-Regional status one of six Council advocacy priorities

Published on 25 March 2022


Council has formally resolved to ask the State Government to create a new ‘Peri-Regional’ status for the Mornington Peninsula.
This new status would unlock the funding streams and benefits of a regional classification, while preserving access to metropolitan funding programs and safeguarding our cherished Green Wedge planning protections.
Council has joined forces with Yarra Ranges Shire to argue for the new ‘Peri-Regional’ status in recognition of the unique rural and urban character of each Shire.
Peri-Regional status was one of six top advocacy priorities adopted by Council at Tuesday’s Council meeting. The priorities are:

  • Peri-Regional status for the Mornington Peninsula
  • Access to recycled water to boost local food production and increase resilience to climate change and bushfires
  • Support for a performing arts theatre and creative arts precincts
  • Funding to improve mobile phone and data coverage across the Peninsula
  • More support to manage our coasts, build resilience to climate change and protect local beaches and piers
  • Funding to realise the full potential of the Peninsula Trail shared path network

More information on these and other advocacy priorities identified by Council can be found at

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