TWO of the candidates for the Saturday 2 March Dunkley byelection will speak at the next breakfast meeting of the Committee for Frankston and Mornington Peninsula on Thursday 1 February.
The meeting from 7.30am at Commonfolk Mornington will be the second breakfast meeting for the newly merged group, which provides “strategic leadership, advocacy and influence to help attract government support and investment in the regions”.
The two Dunkley candidates are Labor’s Jodie Belyea and Liberal Nathan Conroy, the mayor of Frankston.
CEO Josh Sinclair said the committee’s new not-for-profit member, Fusion Mornington Peninsula, will make a presentation about youth homelessness in the region.
Fusion provides accommodation and support for young people experiencing homelessness between the ages of 15 and 21.
“They have a special presence in our Frankston and Mornington Peninsula community, and the committee will be supporting Fusion where we can throughout the course of this year,” Sinclair said.
The event will provide an important opportunity for businesses and community leaders to learn more about Fusion’s work and what the community can all do to support their efforts.
Sinclair said the Committee for Frankston and Mornington Peninsula was planning a full calendar of meets for 2024, including a Future Forum on 16 April to discuss with industry and civic leaders what Frankston and the peninsula “looks like” in two decades time.