Groups align for shared path


On the same track: Mornington Community Safelink Group’s Graeme Rocke with Mornington Railway Preservation Society volunteer James Twining at Moorooduc Railway Station. Picture: Gary Sissons

TWO Mornington volunteer groups are working on a plan to get residents out and about while unlocking the tourist potential of the peninsula.

Along the way they are planning to complete one of the Peninsula Bay Trail’s missing links: the route from Moorooduc to Mornington.

Mornington Community Safelink Group and Mornington Railway Preservation Society are promoting the shared bike and railway line trail which Safelink’s Graeme Rocke says will connect the residential, shopping, sporting, schools and work places of Mornington, Mount Eliza and Mount Martha.

“Extending the current train service from Moorooduc station to Baxter and the construction of a shared bike and pedestrian pathway from Moorooduc to Mornington, will create a bike and rail corridor for tourism, leisure and exercise, linking Mornington with Baxter, and beyond,” he said.

“It will be a catalyst for year-round tourism on the peninsula with its forest areas, rugged coastlines, serene bay beaches, vineyards, rolling countryside with outstanding views.”

First published in the Mornington News – 28 July 2020


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