ANYONE living on an unsealed road in the Mornington Peninsula can be part of the dust suppression program.
The program aims to alleviate concerns about living or driving on dry, dusty roads.
In response to requests for dust suppression, the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council annually selects sections of unsealed and gravel roads, particularly important for community assets or roads used as a thoroughfare.
Applications are now open for the dust suppression program. Any resident can put forward their application by visiting the website at mornpen.vic.gov.au/dustsuppression
Applications close on 19 November and the program begins in early December.
A list of where dust suppression was applied last year is at: mornpen.vic.gov.au/dustsuppression
The mayor Cr Steve Holland said the weather bureau had declared that El Nino is underway “so we’re in for a hot, dry summer”.
“That means our unsealed roads may be extra dusty, resulting in low visibility for drivers. Please drive to the conditions and if you live on an unsealed road, submit your application to be part of the Dust Suppression Program,” he said.