The Mornington Peninsula faces significant transport infrastructure challenges. In fact, our region has the lowest access to public transport facilities within Metropolitan Melbourne. This impacts our community by inhibiting access to educational services, jobs and visitor connections to the region.
THE COMMITTEE FOR MORNINGTON PENINSULA WILL:
- Advocate for improved public transport options, including the possibility of light rail, on the Mornington Peninsula, so that locals can catch a bus or a train to work or school in a timely manner.
- Support the staged electrification and duplication of the existing rail line from Frankston to Baxter as the first stage, including a commuter park and ride and transit interchange at Baxter Station, to connect to a Mornington Peninsula bus network with improved route efficiencies and frequencies. Support freight rail connections from the Stony Point Line to the Cranbourne Line. Support subsequent train line extensions from Baxter to Hastings and Baxter to Mornington.
- Seek government action to improve mobile reception and NBN coverage to enable effective local business operations and facilitate studying and working from home arrangements.
- Urge a re-examination of Victorian Government policy to better support the considered development of the Port of Hastings to reduce the potential environmental impacts and improve local and state-wide trading options, which will also create a number of local jobs and stimulate regional investment.
- Pursue the development of infrastructure to enable Class A recycled water to be affordably available to support the region’s agricultural production.