The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
Member for Wannon
Liberal for Flinders
Liberal for Dunkley
$5 million to complete missing Peninsula Trail link
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
A re-elected Morrison Government will invest $5 million to complete a vital missing link in the Peninsula Trail from Moorooduc to Mornington.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan, along with Liberal Candidate for Flinders Zoe McKenzie and Liberal Candidate for Dunkley Sharn Coombes, made the commitment today in Moorooduc, Victoria.
The Moorooduc-Mornington section of the Peninsula Trail is a priority missing link identified by Mornington Peninsula Shire and forms part of the 100km Peninsula Trail project.
“Local residents from Frankston and across the Mornington Peninsula are set to benefit from this significant investment in what is a great tourist destination.” Mr Tehan said.
“Completing the missing Moorooduc to Mornington link will boost jobs and opportunities for Peninsula businesses as well as building upon its potential to become one of the great scenic trails of the world.”
Liberal Candidate for Flinders Zoe McKenzie agrees “Our Peninsula Trail should be what Cradle Mountain is to Tasmania – a vibrant internationally recognised tourism destination with world-class food, beverage, entertainment, cultural and accommodation offerings.
“Building the missing link will encourage businesses to invest in their tourism and hospitality offerings linked to the trail so that locals – as well as both domestic and international travellers – can enjoy everything we have to offer on the Peninsula from our pristine greenery and beaches to our award-winning local produce.”
“Ensuring continuous off-road cycling, walking and running between Moorooduc to Mornington will strengthen the Peninsula’s brand as a premier tourism destination.”
Liberal Candidate for Dunkley Sharn Coombes said, “completing this vital missing section of the Peninsula Trail will mean walkers and cyclists have access to a safe, continuous path from Seaford and Carrum Downs all the way to Mornington.”
“Not only will the Peninsula Trail be a major tourist destination for our whole region, but locals from Carrum Downs, Frankston, Mount Eliza and beyond will have the opportunity to enjoy the trail and our beautiful local environment.” Ms Coombes said.
Only the Coalition Government has a real local plan to deliver for the people Flinders and Dunkley and to build a strong economy and a stronger future.