A total fire ban and heat health alert have been issued for Friday 25 January. No fires can be lit or be allowed to remain alight in the open air. Plan ahead to beat the heat and stay healthy. Please note: the Shire Nursery and Wildlife Sanctuary at The Briars will be closed due to the extreme heat. Learn more about being prepared for hot weather plus other emergency information and resources.
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Published on 23 January 2019
The new Sorrento Visitor Information Centre has been officially made an Accredited Visitor Information Centre through the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program and will form part of the official network of Accredited Visitor Centres across the state.
Saturday 2 February is World Wetlands Day and Mornington Peninsula Shire is urging the community to celebrate our unique wetland areas and consider the 2019 international theme of 'wetlands and climate change’.
You are invited to have your say on Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Draft Baxter Township Structure Plan. The Draft Structure Plan provides a framework for Baxter to help protect the distinctive, positive elements of Baxter. The Plan identifies transport and urban design improvements to enhance useability and integration.
Published on 21 January 2019
From Thursday 31 January your household may receive a call asking you to take a Community Satisfaction Survey.
Published on 17 January 2019
Mornington Peninsula Shire will soon commence the construction of a new footpath and road upgrade in Coppin Road, Sorrento. The Coppin Road footpath and road project in Sorrento will link to existing footpaths on Melbourne Road, Kerferd Avenue, Constitution Hill Road and Point Nepean Road.
Published on 16 January 2019
Term 1 is just around the corner and students in Crib Point are being encouraged to keep an eye out for new, active paths to and from school.
After consultation with the community, Mornington Peninsula Shire has developed a draft Mount Martha Coastal Management Plan to protect and enhance the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Mount Martha foreshore reserve for present and future generations to enjoy.
Published on 15 January 2019
We know summer on the Mornington Peninsula means more time spent with family and friends and with that often comes extra recycling.
Community members are invited to have a conversation on a proposed sound shell on the Hastings Foreshore. As part of Council’s commitment to develop facilities in conjunction with community members, the proposed Sound Shell would be a permanent and functional stage to cater for the many events held on the Hastings Foreshore.
Mornington Peninsula Shire has been advised that a fourth mobile phone provider in Australia has been announced, and the telecommunications company is looking to roll out mobile phone facilities across the Mornington Peninsula.
Subject to the formal exhibition period closing on 1 February 2019, Mornington Peninsula Shire invites residents and stakeholders to attend a Community Meeting regarding Council’s submission to the state government’s Kaufland Stores in Victoria Advisory Committee process.
Mornington Peninsula Shire is inviting the community to provide input to the Mornington Peninsula Neighbourhood Character Study and Guidelines. The project will guide future development across all residential areas of the municipality.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service.
Visit: National Relay Service
TTY/voice calls: 133 677 Speak and listen: 1300 555 727 SMS relay: 0423 677 767
Please be aware that CCTV cameras are in operation at a number of Shire buildings, including municipal offices, recreation centres and youth centres.
Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges and pays respect to the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people, the traditional custodians of these lands and waters.