Public exhibition of the Plans closed on 20 December. Over the next few weeks, the Shire will carefully review your feedback and share what we heard. The Shire will use your feedback to help finalise the Parking Precinct Plans early next year.

About the Parking Precinct Plans

We’re all impacted by the availability and location of parking on the Peninsula. The Parking Precinct Plans are designed to improve the liveability and connectivity of Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud and provide better access to parking.

Mornington Peninsula Shire has developed draft Parking Precinct Plans to improve how car parking works in the centres of our three major townships: Hastings, Mornington, and Rosebud. The Plans include recommendations for how the Shire can improve parking in the short-term and options to manage parking as town centres grow.

We know being able to find a park can make a difference to your trips to the centre of town. The Plans will improve the liveability and connectivity of Mornington, Hastings and Rosebud and provide better access to parking.

It’s also important we plan for long-term changes on the Peninsula, including population growth and further development. The Plans will ensure our townships have adequate and accessible parking in the decades to come.

The Plans have been developed with input from Stakeholder Reference Groups – groups of local people including residents, businesses, and representatives from schools and hospitals. Using input from the Groups, along with parking studies to understand current parking conditions, the Plans contain a series of recommendations for how we can best provide and manage parking.

From 16 November - 20 December 2020, we invited everyone who lives, works or travels to our major townships to provide their feedback on the Plans. Local knowledge is crucial in understanding what’s working and what’s not. This feedback will help the Shire determine whether the Plans contain the right recommendations, or if there’s anything the community would like to see change.

Outdoor dining and street closures are short term measures to help our townships recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

The Parking Precinct Plans have been in development for almost a year and are focused on plans to manage parking to ensure the long-term vitality of our major centres.

Go to Outdoor Dining to find out more about the short-term changes to our town centres.

No, introducing paid parking was not considered as part of this project. The Plans recognise that Council does not support paid parking in any of the our Major Activity Centres at this time.

The Plans are important for the long-term improvement and planning of car parking in our major townships.

As we begin our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need strong, community-led plans for how parking can best support our communities and economy for years to come.

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Stakeholder Reference Groups

To make sure the Plans are based on the needs of the community, the Shire set up Stakeholder Reference Groups for each township, made up of residents, businesses and other locals. The Groups took part in a series of workshops to provide input and feedback on options to achieve the best outcomes for parking in their local area.