Over $1.6m towards Peninsula footpath and pedestrian safety projects

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Mornington Peninsula Shire has received over $1.6 million of funding through the Australian Government’s Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Program.

The Program aims to assist a community-led recovery from COVID-19 by supporting local jobs, firms, and procurement.

The following footpath and pedestrian safety projects will be undertaken across the Shire from late 2020 to mid-2021:

  • Harrap Road footpath, Mount Martha
  • Alma and Field Street footpath, Tootgarook (stage one)
  • Illaroo Street footpath, Capel Sound
  • Cool Store Road footpath missing link, Hastings
  • Frankston-Flinders Road footpath missing link and Park Lane pedestrian refuge, Somerville.

These projects will be delivered through local industry and locally sourced materials where possible, a key priority for the Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Program.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn said “as part of the Council Plan 2017-21 and Council’s Pedestrian Access Strategy, we are working hard on improving our road and pedestrian network throughout the Peninsula”.

“Our footpath network plays a vital role within our communities and is heavily relied on, especially during this current pandemic we are all facing.

“It is our core responsibility as a local council to not only improve pedestrian safety and accessibility but provide a robust pedestrian network to encourage greater health and wellbeing,” concluded Councillor Hearn.

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