We want to know which local infrastructure projects are most important to you. This information will guide us when discussing infrastructure priorities with local State and Federal election candidates.

We’ve prepared a diverse list of projects, such as improving the Sorrento foreshore, building new change rooms at Main Ridge’s Ditterich Reserve and redeveloping Tyabb Girl Guides Hall. These projects and the others listed below are designed to make Mornington Peninsula Shire a better place to live.

Now we need you to tell us what’s most important to you. We will collect your feedback and ensure local State and Federal election candidates are aware of your preferences. This will help them determine which projects they want to support.

The list of projects has been divided up by the Federal electoral boundaries of Flinders and Dunkley. You can take a deep dive and submit your priorities across both areas (using 100 points for each area) or just focus on the area that matters most to you

The projects being presented for community feedback were chosen to align with the three key themes set out in the Community Vision creating a healthier, connected Shire.

  1. A healthy natural environment and well-planned townships
  2. A robust, innovative and diverse economy
  3. A flourishing, healthy and connected community

The projects also reflect feedback received by our staff and Councillors and represent a range of shovel ready and investment ready projects.

Shovel ready projects: construction can begin within 6-18 months, there is a detailed design and a cost plan.

Investment ready projects: construction can begin within 18-30 months, there is a high-level concept plans and a cost plan.

There are fewer projects for Dunkley because the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council only covers a small part of that electorate. The majority of the Shire falls within the Flinders election.

We recognise the draft list of initiatives presented will hold different levels of importance to different people. Establishing our project priorities for now does not mean other projects are not important to Council or will be forgotten - it simply helps ensure Council focuses its efforts where there will be the greatest benefit to the wider community. Council will continue to be alert to new or changing advocacy priorities as they arise, and undertake further community testing ahead of the State Government elections, also scheduled for 2022.