Transport Key Election Issue

Published on 21 September 2022


Do you want to have your say on transport issues affecting the Peninsula?

The Peninsula Transport Forum is your chance to let local candidates in the upcoming Victorian election know - what you think public transport should look like on the Peninsula.

The forum is organised by the Metropolitan Transport Forum and hosted by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and will be held at Hastings Community Hub on 12 October 2022.

Mayor, Councillor, Anthony Marsh will chair the event, consisting of a panel of candidates running in the Victorian election. Candidates will debate local transport issues including:

  • a cross-Peninsula bus service from Mornington to Hastings
  • rail electrification beyond Frankston
  • walking and cycling
  • safer roads and infrastructure.

The panel of invited speakers includes:

  • Briony Hutton, Liberal candidate for Hastings
  • Paul Mercurio AM, Labor candidate for Hastings
  • Paul Saunders, Greens candidates for Hastings.

Election candidates will have the chance to outline their vision for transport and community members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel.

Event details:

Peninsula Transport Forum
Hastings Community Hub
Wednesday 12 October
6.30 – 8pm

Reserve your seat, submit a question, or request the livestream link at

The event will be livestreamed and a video recording will be made available after the event.

The Metropolitan Transport Forum is an advocacy group comprising members from Melbourne metropolitan local government, associate members representing transport companies and participants from the state government and environment groups.

Quotes attributable to Mayor, Anthony Marsh:

“Transport is a key issue for the Mornington Peninsula Shire and I am very keen to hear from candidates their views on our key transport priorities, including a cross-Peninsula bus service from Mornington to Hastings and rail electrification beyond Frankston. As a Council we are asking for better public transport, more active transport options, better connectivity and access to jobs, education, services and amenity across the Peninsula.

“We’d also like to hear from candidates about their commitments to new walking and cycling infrastructure including our proposed Peninsula Trail. And we are desperately in need of funding to make our roads safer. The Peninsula has unacceptably high levels of road trauma – having experienced the equal highest number of road deaths among Victoria’s 79 municipalities for the period 2014 to 2021. I encourage our community to attend this event – this is a fantastic opportunity to influence the future of public transport across the Peninsula.”



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