MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will hold community drop-in sessions next month to explain how it is working to overcome traffic congestion on the southern peninsula.
The move follows concerns that pressures on the shire’s road network are expected to significantly increase as Melbourne’s population rises to eight million by 2050 – with many more people flocking to their peninsula “playground”. (“Road congestion a daunting challenge” The News 21/8/18).
Those attending the sessions will be invited to provide input into formulating alternative traffic plans to reduce traffic congestion – rather than having motorists continuing to flood the southern peninsula freeway reserve.
The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said this preliminary investigation was a “first step towards resolving congestion on the southern peninsula”.
“The report will assist council’s advocacy efforts to both state and federal governments for support to resolve congestion problems on the southern peninsula.”
Drop-in sessions will be held at Tootgarook Community Hall, 30 Barry Street, Tootgarook, 5-8pm, Thursday 6 September, and Rosebud Memorial Hall, 994 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, Wednesday 19 September.
The sessions will feature presentations, maps and discussions, with general presentations 5.30pm and 7pm.
Community consultation closes 5pm, Monday 15 October. The date of a forward planning meeting, at which residents can provide feedback to councillors, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Other ways to contribute: Online at mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay; in hard copy at the shire’s offices at Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line put Southern Peninsula Traffic Investigation. Post views to the Traffic and Transport team, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000,Rosebud, Victoria, 3939.