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MP's and Committee United in Priorities

The Committee for Mornington Peninsula joined local Members of Parliament last week onboard SeaRoad Ferries to discuss our shared advocacy goals for the region in 2023.

The board and CEO joined Federal Member for Flinders, Zoe McKenzie; Member for Nepean, Sam Groth; and Member for Mornington, Chris Crewther, to inspect the new terminal upgrade at Queenscliff and the works underway at Sorrento. While at Queenscliff, the Committee sat down with our local Members of Parliament and were united in local priorities, including:

  • A community-led campaign to fight for Government investment and upgrades to Rosebud Hospital.
  • Improving local roads and public transport infrastructure - including bus network improvements, rail improvements, and significant road upgrades.
  • Working with the Federal Government and advocating for more holiday working visa applicants to fill staff shortages on the Mornington Peninsula.
  • To advocate better as a region - with a united voice - to ensure Government funding is invested on the Mornington Peninsula on significant projects.
  • To create an industrial and technology precinct in the Shire to retain skilled jobs and industry on the Mornington Peninsula.
  • To embrace the potential opportunities that come from the Port of Hastings' involvement in State significant clean energy projects.
  • To fight for better lifelong learning outcomes on the Mornington Peninsula and provide school leavers with more tertiary opportunities south of Frankston.

The Committee welcomes the opportunity to work with our local Members of Parliament on all of these issues and many, many more.

The Committee will be meeting with Member for Dunkley, Peta Murphy; Member for Hastings, Paul Mercurio; and Member for Eastern Victoria, Tom McIntosh in coming weeks to discuss how State and Federal Governments will benefit from investing in our region.