Mornington Peninsula Shire community engagement co-ordinator Dawn Loh, third from left, with community ambassadors Petra, Shani, Rod, Liz, Kirsty, Owen, Nigel, Megan, Stephen, Emma and Sian.
Mornington Peninsula residents tonight get their first chance to share their vision for the future at the launch of Imagine: Peninsula 2040 – Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s biggest community engagement project. During the next two months, the council will be employing an online questionnaire, pop-up stalls and online forums to ask people to imagine the future and provide feedback about what life should look like on the Peninsula in 20 years. It will then put together a panel of randomly chosen citizens to distil all the feedback into a community vision to be presented to the council.
Mayor Despi O’Connor will host the launch of the project on Zoom tonight from 6.30-7.30, during which you will learn more about the project and how you can be involved. Then this weekend the council’s community ambassadors will be gathering feedback and answering questions about the project. On Saturday you’ll find them at Red Hill Market from 8am-1pm and Bentons Square from 9am-5pm, while on Sunday they’ll be at the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League under-15s tournament at BlueScope Oval, 48 Denham Rd, Hastings, as well as at Bentons Square again.
“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.