Mornington Peninsula Shire has taken advice from the Victorian Government and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and agreed to close all the beaches on the Mornington Peninsula until further notice. This measure is to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
This approach is in line with other local councils, such as the City of Port Phillip, who closed all their beaches yesterday evening.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Cr Sam Hearn said the Victorian Premiers’ comments about not congregating on our beaches at this time were unequivocal.
“We understand that our community will want to continue to enjoy our beaches but this action is about curbing the spread of coronavirus”.
“We all need to do our part to protect ourselves and our community so our message to our residents and visitors to the Shire is please don’t congregate on our beaches”.
The beach closure is effective immediately and signage is being erected to inform the community of the closures.
Regular surveillance of the beaches will be undertaken to ensure people don’t flout the restrictions and the beaches remain empty.