Push for car ferry to Phillip Island
AN idea to link the Mornington Peninsula with Phillip Island via a car ferry has been floated.
The Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast shire councils, along with the Victorian government, are looking at developing a business case for the vehicle ferry service between Stony Point and Cowes.
Community consultation will start later this month, with open meetings and drop-in sessions held in October.
Bass Coast Shire mayor Pamela Rothfield said linking the two tourist destinations had been talked about for a decade.
She said it could help employment, access to emergency services, public transport, tourism and community links.
Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Bev Colomb agreed a car ferry could work.
The state government has provided $200,000 to look into its feasibility.
There is already a ferry between the two points, but this doesn’t accommodate cars.