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Author: Steve Holland

Planning Changes a Fundamental Threat to the Peninsula

For most of the second half of the 20th century there was bipartisan support for sensible planning on the Mornington Peninsula. Successive generations recognised that growth was both welcome and inevitable but that if it was to occur, it had to be managed properly to ensure that the special character of the peninsula was retained for the benefit and pleasure of all Victorians. As Melbourne’s population continues to grow, particularly to the south-east, so too

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Peninsula Planning

For most of the second half of the 20th century there was bipartisanship for sensibleplanning on the Mornington Peninsula. Successive generations recognised thatgrowth was both welcome and inevitable, but that if it was to occur it had to bemanaged properly to ensure that the special character of our Peninsula was retainedfor the benefit and pleasure of all Victorians. As Melbourne’s population continues to grow, particularly to the south-east, so toodoes the need for access to

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Morris Fights for the Safety of Balcombe Grammar School Students

Mornington MP David Morris has called on the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan MP, to implement a school zone outside Balcombe Grammar School. The school is situated on a busy state arterial road, Nepean Highway, an 80-kilometer-an-hour zone. This school zone is vital for the safety of drivers, parents and students. “No reduction for speed is afforded to Balcombe Grammar School even though it is situated on the same highway as Peninsula

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Morris rejects VicRoads grab for cash

Mornington MP David Morris has called on Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan MP, to facilitate a low value, non commercial lease of VicRoads land on the corner of Canadian Bay Road and Nepean Highway, Mount Eliza. Speaking in Parliament recently, Mr Morris called on Minister Donnellan to provide approval as the land holding minister to ensure the safety of drivers and particularly of young students. “There has been a longstanding issue with

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Mornington CFA – One hundred years of service

Last Saturday night I had the great pleasure of attending a dinner to mark the 100th year of the Mornington fire brigade. At a meeting in late 1916 a group of volunteers resolved to form a Mornington fire brigade, which was duly established once all the necessary support had been received from the state in early 1917. The brigade’s diligent and effective service to our Mornington community for more than 100 years has been recorded

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Mornington Football Club Tragedy

On another matter, on the night of 21 May 1892, 15 players from the Mornington Football Club were drowned on their way home from a football match at Mordialloc when their boat “Process” was wrecked at Pelican Point near Mount Eliza. Only four bodies were recovered. The 125th anniversary of this disaster that rocked the small town was observed on Sunday. The story of those 15 young men has been told by author Paul Kennedy

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VicRoads Grab for Cash – Mount Eliza Primary

I raise a matter this evening for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The action I am seeking from the minister is that he provide approval as the landholding minister to VicRoads to facilitate a low value, non commercial lease of land at the corner of Canadian Bay Road and Nepean Highway in Mount Eliza. There has been a longstanding issue particularly with Mount Eliza Primary School but also the Peninsula School, which is

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City of Greater Geelong Amendment Bill 2017

I am pleased to have the opportunity this afternoon to open the debate on the City of Greater Geelong Amendment Bill 2017 and to put on behalf of the opposition our views on this particular bill. If this government has proved anything, it has proved that when it comes to letting the democratic process run its course in Geelong it is not very keen on the outcomes. The government has been prepared to set aside

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Mount Martha North Beach – When Will the Report be Released?

My question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and I raise the ongoing issues we have had with Mount Martha North beach. They have been ongoing over a number of governments. In late 2010, I think it was, some 10,000 cubic metres of sand was transported to deal with the sand erosion issue, but it continues to be a problem. In what appears to be an effort to divert attention from

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Peninsula Faces Energy Crisis

This week the Hazelwood Power Station will shutdown in the Latrobe Valley due to policy decisions by the Andrews Labor Government. Hazelwood represents 22 per cent of Victoria’s power generation and 1000 jobs, providing affordable and reliable power to homes and businesses. The Andrews Government has tripled the tax on coal and introduced a state-basedRenewable Energy Target of 40% by 2025, forcing the closure of Hazelwood. As aresult of this decision, St Vincent De Paul

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