Availability of suitably-zoned land to support sustainable investment, growth & jobs
It is uncontested that there is a scarcity of developable industrial land on the Mornington Peninsula and that this is impeding investment, economic and employment opportunities.
The recently released Port of Hastings Development Strategy identified about 400 hectares of the 3,500 hectares of currently zoned Port-Related Special Use industrial land that has been set aside for Port-dependent uses are excess to any conceivable Port requirement.
We envisage a very exciting and much-needed pathway to sustainable jobs growth and economic opportunity that can be pursued in an environmentally-conscious way, utilizing current Port-Related Special Use industrially-zoned land repurposed to support sectors where our region has considerable competitive advantage.
THE COMMITTEE FOR MORNINGTON PENINSULA WILL:
- Support for surplus Port-Related industrial land to be made available for broader industrial and commercial uses
- Advocate for the establishment of a Marine Industry Precinct in the north of current Port-Related land where adequate water access and supply chain businesses can be accommodated
- Encourage greater certainty and predictability around the land-use planning approvals process to encourage investment
- Support the highest and best use of currently zoned industrial and commercial land and sensible ‘Green Wedge’ landscape and environmental protections
- Pursue the development of a sustainable investment prospectus and investment facilitation capacity by Council that can provide positive and proactive support for job-creating projects