On 4 May 2021, the Shire’s Planning Services Committee adopted Parking Precinct Plans for the Peninsula’s three Major Activity Centres – Hastings, Rosebud and Mornington.

You can download a copy of the Plans below.

Download: Mornington Major Activity Centre Parking Precinct Plan
Download: Rosebud Major Activity Centre Parking Precinct Plan
Download: Hastings Major Activity Centre Parking Precinct Plan

The Parking Precinct Plans provide the strategic framework to manage existing and future car parking supply and demand to support the role and function of each centre over the next 15 years.

These Plans are vital in ensuring that each township continues to thrive as the main centres for economic activity on the Peninsula which service the diverse needs of locals, workers and visitors.

Key recommendations of the Plans include:

  • improving parking restrictions in ‘hot spot’ areas
  • improving traffic management, flow and safety in some areas
  • improving wayfinding signage and information for drivers
  • improving amenity (such as sealing car parking facilities) and pedestrian access
  • improving accessible parking arrangements for persons with limited mobility
  • introducing Smart Parking technology to improve the overall efficiency and experience of parking
  • working with major stakeholders (such as hospitals, schools and major shopping centres) to improve site-specific parking arrangements and compliance
  • amending the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme to reduce statutory parking rates in the commercial core of each centre
  • requiring private developers to accommodate their own parking needs on-site or comprehensively justify any proposed reductions in accordance with the tests in the Planning Scheme

The Plans were 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 helped the Shire finalise the Plans to ensure they contain the right recommendations.

You can download a summary of the community feedback received during exhibition and how it was responded to in the final version.

Download: Community feedback and responses

On 4 May 2021, the Shire’s Planning Services Committee resolved to commence the process to amend the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme to reduce the statutory car parking rates for land in the core commercial areas of each centre. Known as ‘Amendment C281morn’, this amendment implements a key recommendation in each of the adopted Plans.

As part of the planning scheme amendment process, the amendment will be published on the Planning Victoria website and placed on public exhibition for comment. The Shire will notify people who own or occupy land affected by Amendment C281morn prior to the commencement of exhibition.

In the meantime, the Shire will commence implementation of the remaining recommendations of each Parking Precinct Plan in line with Council’s resolution.

View the Planning Services Committee meeting minutes and a draft of proposed Amendment C281morn here.