Future Projects requiring Council Funding and Participation
The SCA will continue to lobby MPS for additional funds in 2018/2019 and to propose budget funding for the 2019/2020 fiscal year for:
a village-wide Drainage Study to identify and propose improvements to areas that regularly have flooding issues.
the Shoreham Common Placemaking Project Stage 2.
Accordingly, the SCA has re-submitted our proposed 2019/2020 Mornington Peninsula Shire budget items for presentation at the Section 223 meeting on May 8, 6:30pm at Rosebud.
The proposals are as follows (please click on the links for details):
Report from the Section 223 Hearing
We believe we got a reasonably good reception from councillors and the senior MPS staff. Mayor and local councillor, David Gill, provided some excellent questions to the MPS senior staff and we were pleased that they actually knew of our requirements and were supportive.
With regard to the Common Phase 2, it appears MPS has budgeted $200-$300k across the Peninsula for Placemaking Projects and it seems our requirement for the extra $40k to landscape and provide picnic tables, etc on the lower common is likely to be approved.
With regard to the Drainage Plan, the chief engineer from MPS was concerned that drainage and road making go together (ie, you can't improve drainage on unsealed roads) and therefore it was too big a project to undertake. David Gill pointed out that Shoreham is a coastal village and does not want sealed roads, but drainage improvement is important including some sort of cleanup of water going into WesternPort Bay. He asked that the MPS engineering department think again as to how this can be done without massive road sealings!
Next step is for the Council to meet in early June to decide and finalize the 2019/2020 budget - so we expect to hear more in June.
For further information - please contact Alan Fisher ph: 0467 776 854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .