There has been a lack of action on Public Transport on the Mornington Peninsula since I was a teenager.
Limited transport choices force commuters to rely on cars – mostly fuelled by petrol due to federal government’s lack of action on electric
vehicles. Weed federal government policies to increase supply and reduce cost of electric vehicles.
Last month, I met Robert Whitehill, a young man who is passionate about public transport on the Mornington Peninsula. Robert has developed a
proposal for the 'Peninsula Rail Link', a V/Line train service that would run from Southern Cross to Rosebud via the former Mornington line,
and include upgrades to the Frankston and Stony Point lines, as well as an overhauled bus network for the Peninsula including 4
cross-peninsula routes. His proposal will enable people without cars, to travel in, out and around the Peninsula more safely and easily. I
asked about the impact this development would have on the green wedge. Robert acknowledged it would have some impact. He also explained how
these impacts could be mitigated. I explained to Robert that a strong business case assessment needs to be undertaken by an expert and an
independent authority before I can support any large infrastructure project.