Looks like Stony Point and Cowes are set for an easier connect with the possibility of a car ferry operating between the two seaside spots. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council voted in support of a car ferry service between Cowes and Stony Point in late April and is now submitting a business case to the State Government for further evaluation.
Mayor Bryan Payne said: “This car ferry service is important for broader tourism and business on the Peninsula and the project is consistent with the shire’s Economic Development Strategy 2016-2019 and the Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board’s Destination Management Plan 2014.
“It also aligns with our Council Plan 2017-21 to create a thriving, accessible place to live, work and visit; to support an integrated transport and connectivity network; and to facilitate opportunity for job creation and an environment for businesses to succeed.”
Driving down to Stony Point and hopping on a ferry with your car means day trips and short stays are just moments away. It also means job prospect expansion and is another great way of connecting people from the regions and exploring uncharted territory.
Cerberus Ward councillor Kate Roper said: “Thank you to the local community who participated in the consultation period — your feedback is greatly appreciated. We look forward to continuing working with our community as this project progresses.”
Keep your eyes peeled for further developments as ferries get set to fuel the public’s desire to keep on the move from coast to coast.