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Sustainable Development


  • Lack of available industrial land has led to economic and job losses.
  • Port-related activities remain uncertain. This is not in the interests of environment groups or project proponents.
  • Environmental assets, like recycled water and the green wedge, are under resourced – leading to a loss of our competitive edge and renowned biodiversity.


To encourage and create new and sustainable jobs and bring future-focussed industries to our region.


  • Advocate for surplus port-related land to be made available for broader industrial and commercial uses to support local industry, encourage investment and create local jobs.
    • Rezoning of Special Use Zone 1 land is critical to meet the growing demand of general industrial use and development within the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
  • Support and endorse the establishment of the Victorian Renewable Energy Terminal (VRET) at the Port of Hastings, and further green-port related net-zero industries and projects which support local jobs and supply chains.
    • Promote the Port of Hastings as an attractive place for forward-thinking, environmentally friendly and future-led businesses to invest while respecting the internationally significant Ramsar wetlands and UNESCO biosphere.
  • Encourage investment in clean energy industries that provide an ongoing economic, social and environmental benefit to our region.
  • Collaborate with partners and government to advocate for a Mornington Peninsula Recycled Water Scheme that supports agriculture, our green wedge, food security and climate change resilience.
  • Collaborate with local government and stakeholders to identify land suitable for industry in Frankston City (FCC) to create new and sustainable jobs near Carrum Downs Industrial Estate (CDIE).