Making News
Pedestrians given Main St to help businesses get back on their feet

​​​​​​​Show off your stuff and shine online

For results driven advertising put your products here

Free High-Touch points treatment 30-day barrier protection for MPMag readers

Get your home cleaned by qualified and experienced cleaning staff.
BOOK A CLEAN TODAY 1300 910 971

​​Plant the seed and reap the rewards

Results-driven online and in print advertising available now

​Every month we have special features

Designed to amplify your business

Create connections online in print and on social media

Your event can be listed on our What’s On pages

A key part of Mornington’s busy Main St has been closed today to cars and opened up to pedestrians as part of moves to rejuvenate the hospitality industry. A map released by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council indicated Main St has been closed between Barkly St and The Esplanade.

Other Peninsula townships are expected to undergo similar changes to enable expanded outdoor dining in line with the State Government’s COVID-safe practices. In a statement on Twitter, the council said it had instigated the changes today to “help local shops, cafes and restaurants stay viable and the public stay safe under the State Government COVID-safe regulations”.

A 20km/h zone has been introduced on Main St between Barkly St and the Eastern Ring Rd. This area will also feature parklets designed for outdoor seating with a soft barrier. “Traffic is being diverted around the ring roads to the carparks either side of Main St with disabled parking and bus stops relocated to the closest suitable locations,” the council said. “The map shows the new location of disabled parking and bus stops, as well as loading zones and the taxi zone.” The map indicates Main St bus stops have been moved to Vancouver St.

Some were unimpressed, with ARMO responding on Twitter: “That’s one way to make sure only those who live within walking distance go. I guess those who drive to Mornington will just go elsewhere. As if the traffic wasn’t bad enough already.”

But the council backed its decision, saying: “There will be fewer carparks, but we think it’s worth it to support our local businesses get back on their feet after COVID. We hope you can enjoy the summer on foot or by car. Thanks to our local businesses for their hard work this year. We can’t wait to enjoy the new outdoor dining all summer long.”

In another statement on Facebook, the council said: “Key commercial areas in other townships will also undergo changes to enable more open-air trading, with traffic speeds slowed and some on-street parking repurposed for outdoor dining.”

Susan Kerr commented: “About time. Rye needs change. Stop speeding cars roaring through the shopping area. Extend the pavement so it’s one lane each way or even more radical shut part of the road to traffic into pedestrian zone and have traffic diversion behind the shops.” Anita Bee added: “Great idea! A small inconvenience to support business recovery.”

The council said it had worked closely with businesses and community groups to develop its plan.

Online  in print  on social media

Banner ads now available on our site

​Thinking of online advertising?

Try a multi media package. Smart advertisers choose Mornington Peninsula Magazine

Step up and shine online

Put your brand or super special offer here


Advertise with us and book your online advertising spot

Promote your business or offer here - Food Wine Produce

Banner Ads now available

Perfect to promote your business to our online readers

Related Posts

Making News, Food Wine Produce

A Heartbreakingly Good Food-Focussed Gin

A Heartbreakingly Good Food-Focussed Gin. Bass & Flinders Release New Wine-Based Gin

The biggest trend in the world of gin at the moment is flavour, and a newfound creativity with expressions of flavours and colours is driving distillers to be more experimental with what was once, a very traditional spirit.

Join our VIP club

Automatically go in the draw for a monthly members only prize!

Receive occasional emails to update you on events and special member offers, plus every month a link to Mornington Peninsula Magazine e-version days before it is released.

Opt out at any time. We promise, no spam!

Advertise with us

Target the affluent and discerning consumer who prefers local products and services.  Showcase your brand in Mornington Peninsula Magazine, online and on social media with one booking.

List your event

No matter what type of event you want to promote we have an option to suit your event size and budget.