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Welcome to The Committee for Mornington Peninsula

We all love living and working on the Peninsula. Our future centres on creating opportunities and the best living conditions for every generation. To meet this need, we can and must do a better job at attracting State and Federal Government funding support, policy attention and sustainable investment.

Whilst not immediately evident to all, there are very real social and economic challenges our community faces, and it is only with all of us bringing our best contribution forward can we hope to have front-of-mind with decision makers and to secure positive action to see them addressed.

Thinking Ahead

Our approach is to be future focused and research and evidence based to ensure our work is strongly directed at driving, developing and safeguarding the future prosperity and sustainability of the Mornington Peninsula and the region.


As an independent, membership-based organisation we work collaboratively with stakeholders, opinion leaders, influencers and policy makers to support our regions development.


It is our intent to have a membership base of local, national and international organisations and individuals who set aside commercial gain, sectoral interests and personal perspectives to provide a united voice on the issues facing the Mornington Peninsula.

Current Members

Our current member body includes leading businesses from a wide variety of sectors, and
we especially thank our Platinum Members for their positive contribution and investment in the region.


Why are we important?

The Committee for Mornington Peninsula has been formed because we need to work with our community and all levels of government to address our challenges.


Our Purpose

The purpose of the Association is to be an independent, member-based organisation committed to leading and influencing long-term outcomes and contributing to the strategic objectives for the broader Mornington Peninsula.

The Association works beyond electoral cycles and partisan politics with the aim of enhancing the social, economic and environmental sustainability to improve livability, growth and sustainability of the region.

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Our Latest News

Small Business Friendly Council

MP Shire urged to make ‘Small Business Friendly Council’ commitment

The Committee for Mornington Peninsula (C4MP) is urging the local Shire to follow the lead of other Victorian local governments and commit to becoming a ‘Small Business Friendly Council’.

C4MP is hosting a luncheon on October 28 at the Mornington Racing Club, where the Victorian Small Business Commissioner (VSBC), Judy O'Connell, will outline the assistance her Office can provide local businesses, the advantages a ‘Small Business Friendly Council’ can bring and example of innovative approaches local government’s are deploying to support their business community.

Ms O'Connell address will include:

* The role and small business resource that is the Victorian Small Business Commissioner
* An Overview of the "Small Business-Friendly Council" initiative (and the process to support Council's living up to their Charter commitments)
*Why Council's have chosen to participate and practial examples of local government initiatives to support small business

Tickets available via the book now button below 
Members $75 and Non-Members $85
Ticket price includes 2 course luncheon and drinks at bar prices 

Campaign for ‘regional designation’ for the Mornington Peninsula continues…

Following the Committee for Mornington Peninsula’s presentation to the Victorian Opposition’s Shadow Cabinet, awareness and momentum is building for our case for change.

Media reporting of this key C4MP policy focus has generated further local examples where the lumping in of the Mornington Peninsula with greater Melbourne is disadvantaging local businesses and residents.

C4MP press for ‘regional’ designation for the Peninsula

The formal designation of the Mornington Peninsula as a ‘regional’ rather than a metropolitan community was a priority initiative presented to the Victorian shadow cabinet by leading local advocacy group, Committee for Mornington Peninsula.

The C4MP group urged the Liberal National Party Shadow Ministers to recognise that the Peninsula was not Melbourne and that successive State Government’s had failed to distinguish the region from the metropolitan area.

C4MP support for Marine Precinct Report & Broader Technology and Industrial Park

The Committee for Mornington Peninsula welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s consultation on The Draft Marine Industry Precinct Economicy Analysis Report. 

Successful C4MP member strategy workshop

The Committee for Mornington Peninsula’s first member workshop was held last week and attended by 15 or our 40-plus financial members at this time.  Rosebud’s Blue Mini café provided an excellent meeting venue and hospitality (thank you Tracey).

C4MP welcomes 'small steps' in Port Strategy & urge 'early action'

The Committee for Mornington Peninsula (C4MP) has welcomed the release of the Port of Hastings Development Strategy and urged early action to implement its ‘modest recommendations’.