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Committee Welcomes Regional Road Network Discussion

The Committee for Mornington Peninsula was pleased to take part in a discussion around the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula road network with the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, the Hon. Melissa Horne MP, and representatives from the Department of Transport.

Key issues raised included: Traffic congestion; road safety; conditions of roads; active transport options; improving technology; and freight issues.

CEO for Committee for Mornington Peninsula, Josh Sinclair, said the opportunity to directly engage with the Minister and the Department was productive. 

"We felt this was a good opportunity for our board and our members to speak directly with the Minister about local road issues, and we would like to thank the Department for inviting us to participate."

"Road congestion and road safety is a massive issue on the Mornington Peninsula, so this conversation was particularly pertinent to us as a key stakeholder and peak advocacy body for our region. We felt it was vital the Mornington Peninsula was included in these discussions."

"The Committee continues to actively advocate for Government investment for the Mornington Peninsula Shire's Peninsula Trail project; road and infrastructure improvements across the region, and a plan from all levels of government to manage traffic on the Peninsula in peak season." 

The Department of Transport was provided with detailed feedback from stakeholders across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula and will report back directly to the Minister. 

"The Committee for Mornington Peninsula welcomes the opportunity to meet directly with Ministers and provide feedback on behalf of our members, and we thank Minister Horne for her proactive visit to our region", said Mr Sinclair.

The forum was hosted by Frankston City Council and included a number of stakeholders from our region. 

Minister Horne speaking to Frankston and Mornington Peninsula stakeholders on Wed, 26 April at the Frankston Arts Centre.