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New Year’s Eve: A safe new year for all

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Mornington Peninsula Shire will again take a ‘No Entertainment – No Nonsense’ approach to New Year’s Eve on the southern Peninsula working in collaboration with Victoria Police to reduce negative impacts of celebrations.

The approach has assisted in providing a safe destination for residents and holiday makers since its introduction more than 16 years ago.

The tactic provides increased security, lighting, additional transport and services throughout the Nepean Ward towns of Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea.

The aim is to make the Peninsula a safe place for people to enjoy the New Year period, and there will be:

  • no public entertainment
  • no public fireworks and
  • alcohol bans in public places
  • Rye pier and surrounding carpark closure from 4pm on 31 December.
  • A free, one-way bus service will operate from Portsea at 10pm 31 Dec followed by Sorrento at 2am 1 Jan dropping patrons off through to Dromana.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn said “Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to ensuring New Year’s Eve is safe for everyone on the Peninsula”.

“We’re working with emergency services to ensure the southern Peninsula remains family friendly on New Year’s Eve,” said Councillor Hearn.

Have a Safe New Year

For more information phone 1300 850 600 or visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/nye

Written by: Daz

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