Mornington Peninsula Shire welcomes election commitments

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Mornington Peninsula Shire welcomes election commitments

7 June 2019

On Monday 3 June, Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillors and officers met with The Hon Greg Hunt MP to discuss the range of election commitments that were announced in the lead up to the May federal election.

During the election, funding commitments were made for a number of projects covering a range of areas such as Roads and Trails, Youth Mental Health, Sporting Grounds and Facilities, the Environment, Water Recycling and the Rosebud Hospital.

Council welcomed the financial contribution recognising these important projects and joined with Minister Hunt’s declaration of wanting to ‘get things done’ for the people of the Mornington Peninsula.

Mornington Peninsula Mayor Councillor David Gill said already this year, we have welcomed the Morrison Government’s investment in the Mornington Peninsula within the 2019 budget – Jetty Road overpass; Mount Martha intersection improvements; youth mental health; the redevelopment of Alexandra park and more.

“We have also appreciated the numerous election commitments and are keen to see these delivered for our community as soon as possible”.

“We are looking forward to working with Minister Hunt and the federal and state governments to bring all these projects to fruition”.

Budget commitments and election promises include:

$88M for roads, pedestrian safety and trails

$5.8M for youth mental health

$15M for local hospital redevelopments and services

$5.495M community sporting ground facilities and reserves

$2.1M environment, beach works and water recycling

$25M for a National centre for coasts and climate.

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