We must listen to the community on jet ski concerns says Mayor Gill

Published on 18 December 2018

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Over 100 community members have provided their thoughts regarding concerns associated with the use and compliance of personal watercraft within the existing boating and swimming zones.

Residents provided their views online and at recent Council Forward Planning Meetings held in Rye and Safety Beach.

The meetings were also attended by representatives from Maritime Safety Victoria and Parks Victoria.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill thanked the community for taking the time to provide their suggestions about personal watercraft.

“The current enforcement and patrolling is not satisfactory or effective in addressing public safety concerns and managing the use of personal water crafts such as jet skis. We have heard from the community and now need action from the state government and other authorities to protect the amenity and safety of all users of our coastline. In order to do this we need increased surveillance, patrolling and enforcement of personal water craft along the Mornington Peninsula coastline. Relevant authorities should not ignore this problem any longer. We need a solution so that children and others feel safe and also to protect dolphins and other wildlife”.