Currently, there are 129 footpaths identified under the PPN which have been given a priority ranking. The 20 highest priority footpaths are detailed below.
The Pedestrian Access Strategy guides the Shire in proposing the highest priority footpaths for funding through the annual capital works budget bid process and external funding opportunities. However, the order of footpath construction is dependent on funding availability which can be influenced by a number of factors.
Nepean Highway Shared Path, Mornington to Mount Eliza
3km shared path running alongside the Nepean Highway from Mornington Secondary College to Volitans Avenue. This path will provide an active transport link between the townships of Mornington and Mount Eliza and provide important connections to several schools and the Bungower Road shopping centre.
Nepean Highway, Dromana
Footpath providing a safe pedestrian crossing at the Ponderosa Place/Country Club Drive/Nepean Highway intersection and connecting the Dromana Holiday Village into the pedestrian network. This path will provide safe access to shops and the greater Dromana area for several retirement homes and the holiday village. This project is awaiting progression from the Department of Transport on intersection improvements.
Canadian Bay Road, Mount Eliza
Footpath connecting Mount Eliza shops to Canadian Bay Beach. This path will provide an important pedestrian connection to the Mount Eliza shops and link in Howard Parker Reserve to the pedestrian network.
Camp Hill Road Stage 2, Somers
Stage 2 will complete the footpath to provide a key connection for the Somers township to the Western Port Bay Trail, creating a vital inter-township link which will be enhanced in the near future as the Peninsula trail project evolves.
Wimborne Avenue/Wimbledon Avenue, Mount Eliza
Wimborne Avenue/Wimbledon Avenue footpath will provide an important pedestrian connection for the Mount Eliza preschool to the pedestrian network. This footpath will enhance pedestrian connectivity to the Mount Eliza shops and John Butler Reserve.
Watson Road, Mount Martha
This footpath will provide much needed pedestrian connections to the Mount Martha preschool, Mount Martha bowls club and the Mount Martha Shops.
First Avenue, Rosebud
This footpath will extend the current footpath along First Avenue to Eastbourne Avenue. This will provide important pedestrian connections to the Olympic Park Recreation Reserve and Our Lady of Fatima Primary as well as to the Rosebud Commercial Centre and Rosebud Plaza.
Hotham Road/Melbourne Road, Sorrento
This footpath will provide an all-access pedestrian connection to the Sorrento township as well as several destinations along Hotham Road. This path will create greater pedestrian access for a significant number of homes within walking distance of Ocean Beach Road.
Strachans Road, Mornington
Footpath project providing a pedestrian connection from Nepean Highway through to the Esplanade. Provides important links to bus stops and childcare centres.
Alma/Field Street Stage 2, Rye
This footpath will create an important east-west connection in the pedestrian network in Rye and Tootgarook. Will provide a significant number of houses with connections to Truemans Road Recreation reserve, Tootgarook Wetlands and the Rye commercial strip.
Baden Powell Drive, Mount Eliza
Baden Powell Drive footpath will serve as an important connector within the Mount Eliza pedestrian network. The footpath will connect a significant number of houses to the network and provide greater access to the Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve, Baden Powell Preschool, Woodleigh School and Mount Eliza North Primary,
Glenisla Drive, Mount Martha
This footpath creates a much-needed safe pathway for residents in the area to access Mount Martha Primary School. The road is currently without a footpath and has little space due to geographical and environmental space to accommodate walkers. This footpath will provide an all-access route from Dominion Road to the school.
Disney Street, Crib Point
Disney Street will serve as an important east-west connection for Crib Point and will provide universal access to the shops on Stony Point Road, Morradoo station and bus stops.
Civic Court, Balnarring
This footpath provides important connections to the Balnarring Primary school, linking in existing facilities and creating a direct route between Balnarring Village, skate park, Balnarring Preschool and Balnarring Primary School.
Hughes Road, Blairgowrie
This footpath, running between Koonya General Store and Koonya Beach, provides an important pedestrian connection to Koonya Beach and Coppins Track while enhancing connectivity to the Koonya General Store and surrounding area.
Charles Street Dromana
Charles Street will serve as an important east-west connection for Dromana, filling in an existing missing link in the current network. The footpath will provide greater connectivity to the Dromana Recreational Reserve, Dromana Tennis Club, Dromana Community Garden and for local residents to access facilities on Point Nepean Road.
Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza
This project will create a universally accessible pathway from the Nepean Highway to the eastern send of the Mount Eliza shops. The pathway will enhance connectivity to the shopping centre and provide a much-needed connection from Baden Powell Drive through to the shops.
Broadway, Capel Sound
This footpath project will help to connect residents to bus stops along Broadway and will serve as an important east-west connection for Capel Sound and Tootgarook. This footpath will also help to increase connectivity to the Tootgarook wetlands and other green space in the area.
The Crescent, Tyabb
This footpath will extend the current pedestrian network to incorporate key connections to the retirement village and Padua College, as well as improving access for growth areas around Tyabb to existing facilities such as Tyabb commercial district and Tyabb Railway Station Primary School.
Park Lane, Somerville
This project will complete recent pedestrian improvements to Park Lane and Worwung Avenue. The footpath will enhance universal access to Somerville Rise Primary School, Somerville Secondary, Tillerkite Preschool and Saint Brendan’s Primary.