What are your thoughts on Personal Watercraft on Peninsula beaches?

Published on 26 October 2018


Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is tackling community concerns associated with the use and compliance of Personal Watercraft (PWC) within the existing boating and swimming zones.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said we are keen to hear from local residents at Forward Planning Committee Meetings in November and December about their thoughts and suggestions on PWC usage along the Mornington Peninsula coastline. 

“The current enforcement and patrolling is not satisfactory or effective in addressing public safety concerns and managing the use of personal watercrafts.”

“Council is advocating to Maritime Safety Victoria, Parks Victoria and Water Police Victoria for increased surveillance, patrolling and enforcement of personal watercraft along the Mornington Peninsula coastline.”

“While Council is unable to enforce compliance within boating and swimming zones, we are determined to ensure the appropriate stakeholders hear the Shire’s and community’s concerns” concluded Cr Payne.

At the Forward Planning Committee Meetings, you can make a three-minute verbal submission to the Shire about PWC use on the Mornington Peninsula beaches.

You can complete a submission online before 5pm Friday 21 December at mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay or alternatively make a verbal submission at one of the upcoming Forward Planning Committee Meetings.


Wednesday 14 November 2018, 6.30pm
Safety Beach Sailing Club – 185 Marine Drive, Safety Beach 

Monday,10 December 2018, 6.30pm
Rye Civic Hall – 12 Napier Street, Rye 

Please arrive 10 minutes early if you wish to register to make a verbal submission at either of the meetings.

For further information please contact the Shire’s Coastal Planning Team on 03 5950 1336 or alternatively coastalplanning@mornpen.vic.gov.au.

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