Remember to have your say: Councils new Local History Development Plan

Published on 31 July 2019

Safety Beach Boat Hire.jpg

31 July 2019

Don’t forget to provide feedback on Mornington Peninsula Shire’s draft Local History Development Plan, which supports the ongoing development and promotion of Local History on the Peninsula.

The plan is on public exhibition an open for public feedback until Monday 19 August.

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.

Provide your feedback online at or pick up a hard copy at one of our Customer Service offices.


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

Read the draft plan and provide your feedback online at or

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:

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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