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RYMAN REFUSAL WELCOME, BUT IT’S ONLY THE FIRST STEP

Mornington MP David Morris has welcomed the decision by the Mornington Peninsula Shire to reject a plan to build a retirement village outside the Urban Growth Boundary at Mount Eliza. But Mr Morris has warned that the Shire’s decision is only the first step. The Council report shows that the Mount Eliza and Mornington communities are overwhelmingly opposed to the development, with 1068 objections lodged, compared with only 33 letters of support. This level of

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Mark ANZAC Day at home and ‘Light up the Dawn’

The Mornington community is encouraged to commemorate our servicemen and women from home this year. All public ANZAC Day services have been cancelled this year as we all continue to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19, but David Morris MP urged the community to still come together to reflect and remember. “This year’s ANZAC Day is going to be like no other, with traditional services not proceeding and the opportunity to attend

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Labor must come clean on koala crisis

Reports of dozens of dead, injured and dying koalas at a harvested blue gum plantation at Cape Bridgewater are extremely distressing. Animal cruelty is never acceptable, and whoever is responsible for this atrocity must be held to account. This is a tragedy that should not have happened in the first place. The Environment Minister says the Andrews Government has now seized the land and taken control of the former plantation, but the damage is done.

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Morris calls for bi-partisan approach to public transport

Mornington MP David Morris has called for a bi-partisan approach to public transport on the Mornington Peninsula. In Parliament this week Mr Morris called on the Minister for Public Transport to convene an urgent meeting with all Peninsula MP’s and Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillors to address our public transport problems. Mr Morris pointed to the campaign launched by the Shire after years of frustration, saying the Shire “…rightly make the point that at present 82

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Kaufland refusal a win for the community

Mornington MP David Morris has welcomed news that the Kaufland store planned for Mornington will not proceed. On Thursday the report of the committee appointed to consider the development was released and the Planning Minister indicated he had accepted their recommendation that planning approval should not be granted. Regardless of the merits of the particular business, the sheer scale of the proposal would have had an enormous impact on the town of Mornington, and it

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Victoria’s recycling sector wasting away under Labor

Background For more than two years Daniel Andrews and his Labor Government have known that Victoria’s recycling services were in trouble. The crisis continues to worsen, with reports today that more than 30 councils will be forced to send thousands of tonnes of recycling to landfill if the Andrews Government fails to resolve ongoing problems in the sector. It was two years ago when China confirmed its intention to ban the import of mixed paper

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Daniel Andrews plots the demise of Victoria’s iconic bathing boxes

Victoria’s bathing boxes decorating our beaches are much loved by locals and tourists alike, but under a new Labor plan they’ll be ripped off our beaches. The Draft Marine and Coast Policy report released earlier this month by Daniel Andrews’ Environment Minister, Lily D’Ambrosio, states that bathing boxes are “to be removed/relocated as the opportunity arises.” This is a dramatic departure from the former Liberal Nationals Government’s plans to retain bathing boxes. Not only are

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Daniel Andrews’ recycling crisis set to get worse

Victoria’s recycling crisis is set to get worse as it has now been revealed more than 22,000 tonnes of household recycling was dumped into landfill earlier this year. Under questioning from the Liberal Nationals during the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, the Andrews Labor Government was forced to reveal on Tuesday the extraordinary waste from our first recycling crisis. The 22,000 tonnes of recycling sent to landfill is the equivalent of all the garbage collected

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