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Category: Mornington District

The Peninsula Community Needs Relief Now!

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (10:20): I rise today to again demand the government declare the Mornington Peninsula to be a regional municipality. This is not an issue that has appeared from thin air; in fact it has been a concern for a considerable period. But the imposition of the COVID-19 lockdown without regard for caseload has now made this situation untenable. I wrote to the Premier requesting action on this issue on 20 July and again on

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The Mornington Peninsula is NOT Metropolitan Melbourne – Members Statement

It’s no secret that Victorian Labor have little time for the people of the Mornington Peninsula. They have held Government for 17 of the last 21 years and we have become only too used to living with  failing infrastructure and under funded services despite strong population growth. But we have reached a new low in recent weeks, and Labor’s contempt has been plain to see since the Stage 3 Restrictions were re-introduced at the start

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Premier, Reclassify the Mornington Peninsula – Adjournment

I raise a matter for the Premier. The action I seek is that the Premier immediately take any and all actions required to reclassify the Mornington Peninsula from metropolitan to regional for the purposes of the Government’s roadmap to re-opening. I also foreshadow that at a subsequent time I will be requesting that the Government reclassify the Peninsula from metropolitan to regional for all purposes. I make tonights request for two reasons.Firstly, the Mornington Peninsula

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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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What steps is the government taking to allow sailing to resume?

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (11:45): (2685) My constituency question is for the Minister for Fishing and Boating. It is on behalf of two constituents and the Mornington Yacht Club. The minister’s department has also received representations on this subject from Australian Sailing. While those engaged in sailing arguably are more exposed to fresh air than those engaged in almost any other sporting activity, there are some significant constraints from both practical and safety perspectives that prevent

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Forest Drive and Uralla Road – Why Are We Still Waiting?

I have frequently raised concerns about the condition of Nepean Highway between Balcombe Creek and Forest Drive in Mount Martha. The volume of traffic using that stretch of the road increased enormously when Peninsula Link opened. During the term of the former coalition government, at my urging, the speed limit south of Balcombe Grammar was reduced. The then Minister for Roads initiated preliminary consideration of potential solutions. At the first sitting of the last Parliament,

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SE Water Land Must be Protected

Mr MORRIS (Mornington) (14:09): I rise today to acquaint the house with developments—or rather the lack of development—on the status of the abandoned South East Water land in Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza. The land was the subject of a planning scheme amendment, and it was expected to be rezoned to neighbourhood residential. The amendment went to a panel, which recommended the application of a general residential zone and the removal of the proposed environmental audit

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Planning Minister – Call in this Application Now!

MR MORRIS (Mornington) (17:15): (2591) I raise a matter for the Minister for Planning. It relates to a planning application at 60–70 Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza, and the action I am seeking is that he call in the application and reject it. This is an application for a retirement village. The site is outside the urban growth boundary, but it is an application to facilitate a major addition to the Mount Eliza urban area—with more

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