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Author: Steve Holland

Community views ignored in Labor’s ‘lock and leave’ VEAC report

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) has released its final Central West Investigation report into public land use at Victoria’s Wombat, Wellsford, Mount Cole and Pyrenees Range forests and it raises more questions than answers. The Liberal Nationals support a broad and diverse system of national, state and regional parks and reserves throughout Victoria and it is critical that all public land is given the resources required to ensure it is not left to become

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Petition to widen the intersection to increase lanes at Mornington-Tyabb Rd & Racecourse Rd

DAVID MORRIS MP: “This intersection is in urgent need of an upgrade to improve safety and to ease congestion.” To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, the petition of the residents of the Electorate of Mornington, draws to the attention of the house, the urgent need for improvements to the Mornington-Tyabb Road & Racecourse Road intersection, Mornington. The petitioners therefore request:Immediate funding for VicRoads to widen the intersection through the duplication of lanes at the Mornington-Tyabb

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Petition to improve bus coverage in Mount Eliza

DAVID MORRIS MP: “The current bus services in Mount Eliza are simply not up to standard and in need of an urgent expansion” To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, the petition of the residents of the Electorate of Mornington, draws to the attention of the house, the urgent need for improvements to bus coverage in Mount Eliza, east of Nepean Highway. The petitioners therefore request:An urgent expansion of bus services in Mount Eliza, east of

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State Budget 2019

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (16:21:53): Just listening to the member for Nepean, I think two points come to mind. He said something about there having not been an ALP member of Parliament on the peninsula for a century or so. Apparently he does not know David Hassett, who was the member for Dromana in this place from 1982 to 1985, part of the first Cain government. I am sure David, if he is still around, would

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Queens Birthday Honours 2019

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (09:47:17): I rise today to congratulate five citizens of the Mornington electorate who were recognised for their service to the community in the Queen’s Birthday honours. Mr Ken Rowe was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to the communities of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula over many years in a number of capacities. Dr James Lucas was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his service as one

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A disgraceful, partisan attack on our Volunteer Firefighters

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (16:29:57): Normally I would say it is a pleasure to rise to join a debate, but I have got to say it is not a pleasure to join this debate, because the bill before the house has very, very few redeeming features. Some elements of the bill certainly are welcome, but they are very, very few and far between, and of course I am referring to sections that relate to presumptive rights.

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Mornington Police Station Flooding

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. In recent years the Mornington police station has had some issues with flooding. On 29 March 2016 there was a post from police media to Facebook advising the station had been closed because of flooding. Yesterday significant rain has unfortunately caused a repeat performance. My office checked late this morning and were advised the station is still closed and the public

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Traffic Congestion – Racecourse Rd and Mornington Tyabb Road

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (09:48:23): Since Peninsula Link opened in early 2013 traffic volumes on many nearby local roads have increased significantly. While the design allowed the horrendous bottleneck at Frankston to be avoided, and that was most welcome, there was considerable disruption to established traffic patterns. In pre-link days traffic travelling towards Melbourne used either Moorooduc Road or Nepean Highway, and did not travel across the peninsula. At the opening, reductions on the north-south arterials

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Parliament’s Budget

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (17:34:25): It is interesting to hear from the member for Broadmeadows. Without pursuing that theme too closely, while I accept and agree with much of his comments in terms of the need for truth in debate, I am not sure that the impact of technology is perhaps as extreme as he may have been suggesting. I suspect that while technology has changed, the tactics have not. Perhaps technology amplifies the impact of

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Question: Traffic Volumes on Tyabb Rd at Racecourse Road

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (12:44:06): (623) My question is to the Minister for Roads in the other place. Since Peninsula Link opened, traffic along Mornington-Tyabb Road has increased significantly. While there are issues along the entire length of the road, the section between Nepean Highway and Moorooduc Highway is now badly congested, particularly at peak hour but frequently at other times throughout the day. One of the worst intersections is at Racecourse Road, currently a single-lane

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