Supporting the Safe Link Community Path connecting Peninsula Link to Mornington

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WHAT IS MORNINGTON SAFELINK?

The Mornington Safelink is a path between the existing infrastructure (Peninsula Link) at the Mornington Tourist Railway in Moorooduc to the Civic Reserve Recreation Centre in Mornington.  This project is "shovel ready" which means the majority of the work has been completed, it just requires lots of public support!

This community path will incorporate safe walking, running and cycling traverse points across Bungower Road and Mornington-Tyabb Roads for school children and elderly/disabled members of the community for people of all ages and abilities.

WHY DO WE NEED A COMMUNITY PATH?

The Peninsula is growing, both in vibrant young families, and an ageing population.  We experience an extraordinary number of visitors every year.

Obesity rates are rising, and the technology age is having an impact, particularly in school children.  Local roads are busier than ever before, reaching capacity throughout the day, they are deemed unsafe for any road user other than a vehicle.  Frustration levels are rising.

Mental health is seeing its highest impact on society ever.

In order to mitigate many of these environmental and lifestyle factors, we require more connected communities, with the ability to move between areas safely, providing our members with options to catch up for a walk, teach the kids how to ride a bike, walk the dog.  We need the ability for newly formed community groups to operate in a safe environment. 

It is imperative we enable learning of our indigenous background and provide opportunities to do so in known locations, so we do not lose our ancestry as progression continues.

Valid alternative active transport options are key in the fight for climate change.  Elderly require further autonomy and confidence to navigate in a safe environment allowing independence.  We need to enable children to make decisions and learn in a safe and positive way.

WHO IS THE MORNINGTON SAFELINK GROUP?

Mornington  Safelink Group is a group of local residents working in partnership with Mornington Peninsula Shire and local stakeholders. We are asking you to sign and support the proposed Mornington Safelink.  In doing so, you will be assisting to connect Sporting Precincts, Schools, Shopping Centres, Residential and Aged Care Facilities and Families with a shared resource that benefits all groups.

HOW DO I SUPPORT THIS PROJECT?

1.   Sign the petition, follow us on Facebook and Instragram

2.   Send a letter of support on letterhead to: morningtoncommunitysafelinkgroup@googlegroups.com

3.   Send an email to local politicians seeking their support

 

FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM:

https://www.facebook.com/safelinkpeninsula/

https://www.instagram.com/morningtonsafelink/

 

Here is a list of email addresses together with suggested messages relevant to Local Councillors and Members of Parliament about your support:

Greg Hunt Federal Member for Flinders – via the contact form on his website www.greghunt.com.au or Greg.Hunt.MP@aph.gov.au

“Dear Mr Hunt. We want to see the completion of the Mornington Safelink, between Moorooduc and Mornington Stations. This is a key link in the Bay Trail which will connect the city with the Peninsula. Please tell us what you can do and what we can do to achieve this ?”

David Morris State Member for Mornington David.Morris@parliament.vic.gov.au

“Dear Mr Morris.  We want to see the completion of the Mornington Safelink, between Moorooduc and Mornington Stations. This is a key link in the Bay Trail which will connect the city with the Peninsula. Please tell us what you can do and what we can do to achieve this ?”

Peta Murphy Federal Member for Dunkley peta.murphy@vic.alp.org.au

“Dear Ms Murphy. We want to see the completion of the Mornington Safelink, between Moorooduc and Mornington Stations. We understand his is not within your electorate, but it is a key link in the Bay Trail which is important to many of your constituents.  Please tell us what you can do and what we can do to achieve this?”

Chris Brayne State Member for Nepean.   Chris.Brayne@parliament.vic.gov.au

Dear Mr Brayne. We want to see the completion of the Mornington Safelink, between Moorooduc and Mornington Stations. We understand his is not within your electorate, but it is a key link in the Bay Trail which is important to many of your constituents.  Please tell us what you can do and what we can do to achieve this.

David Gill Mayor Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillor david.gill@mornpen.vic.gov.au

“Dear Mayor. We want to see the completion of the Mornington Safelink, between Moorooduc and Mornington Stations. It is a logical extension of the PenLink trail that currently ends at Moorooduc. It will link Mornington’s shopping, schools, sports, residential and commercial precincts and provide active and healthy recreation opportunities. Please tell us of the Council’s plans to prioritise this ? “

John Baker CEO Mornington Peninsula Shire  CEO  ceo@mornpen.vic.gov.au

“Dear Mr Baker. We want to see the completion of the Mornington Safelink, between Moorooduc and Mornington Stations. It is a logical extension of the PenLink trail that currently ends at Moorooduc. It will link Mornington’s shopping, schools, sports, residential and commercial precincts and provide active and healthy recreation opportunities. Please tell us of the Council’s plans to prioritise this ? “

Cr Bev Colomb  bev.colomb@mornpen.vic.gov.au

“Dear Cr Colomb . We want to see the completion of the Mornington Safelink, between Moorooduc and Mornington Stations. It is a logical extension of the PenLink trail that currently ends at Moorooduc. It will link Mornington’s shopping, schools, sports, residential and commercial precincts and provide active and healthy recreation opportunities. Please tell us of the Council’s plans to prioritise this?”

Cr Rosie Clark   rosie.clark@mornpen.vic.gov.au  (same message as Cr Colomb)

Cr Sam Hearn   sam.hearn@mornpen.vic.gov.au (same message as Cr Colomb)