I know how lucky I am to call the Peninsula home.
While working for The Royal Flying Doctor Service as an aeromedical pilot I was able to see all corners of Australia and nothing compares to the beautiful, peaceful lifestyle that exists here on the Peninsula.
The chance to serve my community and support the people of Briars would be a great honour and something I do not take lightly. To preserve this enviable way of life we enjoy, there is much work to be done. I stand for a thriving, sustainable and well-connected Mornington Peninsula that puts the long-term interests of the community first.
COVID-19 Recovery: Working as an airline pilot heavily affected by COVID-19, I empathise and acknowledge how tough it is to redesign and reimagine business, so I will assist the small business community in opening up our outdoor street spaces to ensure we get through this and return to the thriving towns we all love.
Transport: During my Double Degree of Aviation and Business (economics minor, management major), I completed a yearlong study into high-speed rail, which allows me to formulate a strong case for a Peninsula Rail Link and an expanded SmartBus network.
Waste: I will push for kerbside soft plastic recycling, to help keep rubbish out of our pristine beaches and the local bushlands in which I volunteer, in line with our Council’s beyond zero waste strategy.
Climate Emergency: I will fight against the massively damaging AGL Gas import terminal and Arthurs Seat Quarry expansion which removes native koala habitat. These projects do not align with the council’s commendable declaration of a climate emergency.
Vote 1, Dion Mullett Treloar, for the community.