Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
194
Title
Reclassify Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Ranges Councils
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that both the Shire of Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Ranges Shire Local Government Areas are economically disadvantaged due to their Metropolitan Melbourne classification. They do not have the adequate services to justify the classification of Metropolitan Melbourne. They both have regional profiles in terms of business, residence and government services, but cannot access the support services that other regional communities can. This includes missing out on payroll tax discounts, study subsidies, investment in schools and government services. This is unfair and a known problem of Government and must be rectified.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Minister for Local Government and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to reclassify the Shire of Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Ranges Shire Local Government Areas to rural and amend the Regional Development Victoria Act 2002 (the Act) to include these Councils, as well as any other designations that are regional, within the meaning of rural and regional Victoria under the Act.
Closing Date
2020-08-14
Not tabled signatures
3712
Total signatures including previously tabled
3712
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