What should life on the Mornington Peninsula look like in 2040? That’s the question Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is asking the community throughout May and June. Imagine: Peninsula 2040 is the biggest community engagement initiative undertaken by the council, which is seeking feedback from as many community members as possible.
The first phase of the project will feature an online questionnaire, pop-up stalls hosted by the council’s community ambassadors throughout the Peninsula, and online forums asking people to imagine the future and provide feedback about what life should look like on the Peninsula in 20 years. The second phase will feature a randomly selected citizens’ panel, which will distil all this feedback into a community vision to be presented to the council. The community vision will then guide the development of other council documents such as the council plan, health and well-being plan and long-term financial plan.
The project kicks off with an online community launch hosted by Mayor Despi O’Connor where the community can learn more about how to be involved and spread the word. It’s on Thursday from 6.30-7.30pm via Zoom. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the Mornington Peninsula community and council to shape our future together,” Cr O’Connor said. “Providing your feedback is so important because once we have a clear picture of what the community wants the future to look like, we’ll be able to develop policies, programs and projects that steer the Peninsula in that direction.”
Go to mornpen.vic.gov.au/2040 for more information.