Golf course future to the fore


FUTURE “development opportunities” of land now occupied by Mount Martha Public Golf Course will be reviewed by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.

The shire has hired consultants @leisure Planners and WellPlayed to “develop a vision and long term plan” for the golf course.

Described by the shire as an “exciting project”, the shire is inviting public comment until 5pm Wednesday 11 November.

With easing of COVID-19 restrictions the 18-hole course off Forest Drive reopened for golfing on 21 October.

“We will be reviewing all aspects of the site, including its role as a significant open space for the peninsula and undertaking a detailed review of the golf course operations, use, management, performance and role in providing for golf in the shire,” a shire news release stated last week.

It said golfers, residents, clubs, community groups and other stakeholders would be consulted to find out what was valued about open space and the golf course; how it could be improved; issues, challenges and opportunities that a strategic plan should address; and, what is your vision for this site?

The shire will prepare a “state of play” report about the management and performance of the land “as a golf course and as a regional open space”.

An “issues and options” paper would assess “development opportunities and desirable directions”.

As well as planning for sporting and recreational activities the consultants hired by the shire also do “open space planning for new residential development and structure plans”.

Submissions about the future of the golf course close 5pm Wednesday 11 November and can be made online at or for a form call 1300 850 600.

First published in the Mornington News – 3 November 2020


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