Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League
The Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League is an Australian rules football competition, governed by the Victorian Country Football League. The MPNFL contains teams near the eastern region of Victoria, Australia. It contains two different divisions with 22 teams in all,12 in the Nepean Divisions and 10 in the Peninsula Division, the league was formed in 1987 upon the merger of the Mornington Peninsula FL and the Nepean FL. Football on the Peninsula region goes back to 1908, and in 2008 celebrated its centenary, the first league, the Peninsula FA, was formed in 1908. This competition played until 1933, and it merged with the Peninsula District FA to form the Mornington Peninsula FL for the 1934 season, clubs from the small Peninsula Junior FL joined. It would form a major and minor league competitions, a new Nepean League would be for clubs that only had one open age side. The Mornington Peninsula league would have both seniors and reserves competitions, the 1958 league ran A, B, & C grade competitions with 28 teams from 18 clubs.
Some clubs were directed into the Nepean FL in 1959, the competition absorbed the South West Gippsland FL in 1995. Beaconsfield, Cranbourne, Hampton Park, Narre Warren, Rythdale-Officer-Cardinia & Tooradin Dalmore formed the South East Football Netball League in 2015
A yacht club is a sports club specifically related to yachting. Yacht clubs are located by the sea, although there are some that have been established at a lake or riverside locations. Yacht or sailing clubs have either a marina or a section of the beach or shoreline with buoys marking the areas off-limits for swimmers as well as safe offshore anchorages. Although the terms Yacht Club and Sailing Club tend to be synonymous, historically a Yacht Club tended to focus on a membership composed of yacht owners, including motorboats. This type of club often was extremely exclusive, attracting the aristocracy or the high class, on the other hand, a Sailing Club tended to focus on a membership composed exclusively of owners of sailboats, including smaller boats such as dinghies. These became very popular towards the end of the 19th century when small boats began to be produced on an industrial scale, Yacht clubs are often known by their initials. Organized and run by the membership, Yacht Clubs became a place to promote the sport of racing and cruising.
The membership is a mixture of people with specific recreational affinities, the members include those who sail as crew for cruising or racing, as well as boat owners. Also it is up to the decide on the objectives of the club to satisfy the membership. For example, some clubs include owners of powerboats, while others specifically exclude them, in order to overcome difficulties concerning the affinities of their members one particular club may have two sections, a sailing section and a powerboat section. Members Clubs often have paid staff for catering, bar duty, boat yard duty, accounts and organization of the club is done for the membership via members elected by the membership into roles such as Sailing Secretary, Cruising Captain, Racing Captain etc. Smaller clubs typically have a condition of membership which requires participation of the membership in activities such as maintenance of club facilities. Unlike the classical clubs where the membership is the focus, certain clubs are run on a commercial basis and they may be owned by individuals or a company to provide a service and generate a profit.
Often they are associated with a marina or port. Objectives are usually similar to members clubs, but the social side may be more dominant. There is a historical tradition behind yacht clubs. According to the date of establishment, the Neva Yacht Club and it was only in 1846 that the first yacht club in Russia to adopt British-style Members Club regulations was established. A number of the worlds most renowned Yacht Clubs are located in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States
Postcodes in Australia
Postcodes are used in Australia to more efficiently sort and route mail within the postal system. All postcodes in Australia have four digits and are placed at the end of the Australian address, Australian postcodes are managed by Australia Post. Postcodes are published in booklets available from post offices or online from the Australia Post website, Australian envelopes and postcards often have four square boxes printed in orange at the bottom right for the postcode. These are used when addressing mail by hand, use of the Australian postcode system commenced in 1967, implemented by the Postmaster-Generals Department, now called Australia Post. It replaced earlier postal sorting systems, such as Melbournes letter and number codes, if addressing a letter from outside Australia, the postcode is recorded before Australia. They are often linked with one area, due to post code rationalization, But are now sometimes they can be quite complex, especially in country areas. The south-western Victoria 3221 postcode of the Geelong Mail Centre includes twenty places around Geelong with very few people and this means that mail for these places is not fully sorted until it gets to Geelong.
Some postcodes cover large populations, while other postcodes have much smaller populations, Australian postcodes range from 0200 for the Australian National University to 9944 for Cannonvale, Queensland. Some towns and suburbs have two postcodes — one for deliveries and one for post office boxes. g. The Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital has the postcode 4029, the Australian National University had the postcode 0200, more postcode ranges were made available for LVRs in the 1990s. Australia Post has been progressively discontinuing the LVR programme since 2006, Australian National Universitys postcode 0200 was the last LVR to be closed in September 2014. For example, postcode 2620 covers both a locality in NSW as well as a locality in the ACT, and postcode 0872 covers a number of localities across WA, SA, NT and QLD. Jervis Bay Territory, once an exclave of the ACT but now a territory, is geographically located on the coast of NSW. It is just south of the towns of Vincentia and Huskisson, Mail to the Jervis Bay Territory is still addressed to the ACT.
The numbers used to show the state on each radio callsign in Australia are the number as the first number for postcodes in that state, e. g. 2xx in New South Wales, 3xx in Victoria. Radio callsigns pre-date postcodes in Australia by more than forty years, australias external territories are included in Australia Posts postcode system. Capital city postcodes were the lowest postcodes in their state or territory range, before new ranges for LVRs, postcodes with the same second number are not always next to each other. As an example, postcodes in the range 2200–2299 are split between the suburbs of Sydney and the Central Coast of New South Wales
Arthurs Seat, Victoria
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. The Aboriginal Boonwurrung name for the hill is Wonga and it is a major tourist attraction, owing to its natural bushland, sweeping views and man-made attractions. The hill rises to 314 m above sea level, the underlying rocks are Devonian granite, bounded to the west by the Selwyn Fault. The vegetation consists of dry open forest of mixed eucalypt species, the indigenous vegetation on the north-west face has been heavily infested with noxious weed and much of the natural vegetation has been cleared away, although several large stands still remain. Wonga was home to the Boonwurrung prior to European settlement, the lower slopes of the hill were known as Wango, and were a place where corroborees were held. Three Boonwurrung names have been recorded for this hill, Momo and Tubberrubberbil and it was named by Acting Lieutenant John Murray when he entered Port Phillip in HMS Lady Nelson in February 1802, for an apparent resemblance to the hill of Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh. I ascend the hill and took a set of bearings from the cleared place to be found on the north western bluff part of the hill.
Another notable ascent was in 1844 Sir John Franklin climbed Arthurs seat with Andrew McCrae and it was not until 1853 That a structure was placed on the summit, a trigonometrical station, for survey purposes. In 1913 the Flinders Shire Council cut and formed a track for vehicles to the summit and it offered attractions such as a dance hall, camera obscura, swimming pool, fish-pond, hexagonal kiosk and wishing well. The lookout tower opened in 1934, Tourism at the summit has been in decline since both the closure of the chairlift in 2006 and the closure and subsequent removal of the lookout tower in 2012. Current attractions at Arthurs Seat include Arthurs Seat State Park, a maze, the viewing area near the summit has disrupted views of Port Phillip with the Melbourne City skyline and the You Yangs visible on the horizon on a clear day from some of the lookouts. The summit is connected to nearby Dromana by a winding tourist road which opened in 1929, the road provides access to the Dromana cemetery on the way to the summit.
Due to frequent vandalism the higher view points have had their Carved wooden signage replaced by smaller metal signage in an attempt to lower maintenance, the current occupation of housing is reflective of the locations original intention as a holiday destination with 40% of private dwellings listed as unoccupied. Arthurs seat boasts an expansive network of marked and unmarked walking tracks, the large number of Bush tracks and open bush land can make navigating the officially marked tracks confusing at times. The two bays walking track runs the length of Arthurs seat state park from Bunurong Track to Waterfall Gully Road. The Entire track runs from Dromana to Cape Schanck and is the longest continuous track on the Mornington Peninsula and was first proposed as a part of celebrating Victorias 150th Celebrations. Parks Victoria Does not recommend visitors attempt the entire track in a single visit, picturesque walk suitable for most levels of walker. The Kings Falls Circuit walk starts at the car park on Waterfall Gully Road, initially the walk is along a dirt track but this changes in some places to a boardwalk with steps making it easy on the steeper sections
Equestrianism, more often known as riding, horseback riding or horse riding, refers to the skill of riding, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. This broad description includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises, Horses are trained and ridden for practical working purposes such as in police work or for controlling herd animals on a ranch. They are used in sports including, but not limited to, endurance riding, reining, show jumping, tent pegging, polo, horse racing, driving. Some popular forms of competition are grouped together at horse shows, Horses are used for non-competitive recreational riding such as fox hunting, trail riding or hacking. There is public access to trails in almost every part of the world, many parks, ranches. Horses are used for therapeutic purposes, both in specialized paraequestrian competition as well as non-competitive riding to improve health and emotional development. Horses are driven in harness racing, at shows and in other types of exhibition, historical reenactment or ceremony.
In some parts of the world, they are used for practical purposes such as farming. Horses continue to be used in service, in traditional ceremonies and volunteer mounted patrols. Riding halls enable the training of horse and rider in all weathers as well as indoor competition riding, though there is controversy over the exact date horses were domesticated and when they were first ridden, the best estimate is that horses first were ridden approximately 3500 BC. Indirect evidence suggests that horses were ridden long before they were driven, the most unequivocal early archaeological evidence of equines put to working use was of horses being driven. Chariot burials about 2500 BC present the most direct evidence of horses used as working animals. In ancient times chariot warfare was followed by the use of war horses as light, the horse played an important role throughout human history all over the world, both in warfare and in peaceful pursuits such as transportation and agriculture. Horses lived in North America, but died out at the end of the Ice Age, Horses were brought back to North America by European explorers, beginning with the second voyage of Columbus in 1493.
Humans appear to have expressed a desire to know which horse were the fastest. Gambling on horse races appears to go hand-in hand with racing and has a history as well. Thoroughbreds have the pre-eminent reputation as a breed, but other breeds race. Under saddle, Thoroughbred horse racing is the most popular form worldwide, in the UK, it is known as flat racing and is governed by the Jockey Club in the United Kingdom
Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology is an Executive Agency of the Australian Government responsible for providing weather services to Australia and surrounding areas. It was established in 1906 under the Meteorology Act, and brought together the state services that existed before then. The states officially transferred their weather recording responsibilities to the Bureau of Meteorology on 1 January 1908, the Bureau of Meteorology is the main provider of weather forecasts and observations to the Australian public. The Bureau distributes weather images via radiofax and is responsible for issuing flood alerts in Australia, Regional offices are located in each state and territory capital. Each regional office includes a Regional Forecasting Centre and a Flood Warning Centre, the Adelaide office incorporates the National Tidal Centre, while the Darwin office the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre and Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issues Tropical Cyclone Advices and developed the Standard Emergency Warning Signal used for warnings, the Bureau is responsible for tropical cyclone naming for storms in waters surrounding Australia.
Three lists of names used to be maintained, one for each of the western and eastern Australian regions, however, as of the start of the 2008–09 Tropical Cyclone Year these lists have been rolled into one main national list of tropical cyclone names. The regional offices are supported by the Bureau National Operations Centre which is located at the head office in Melbourne Docklands. The Bureau maintains a network of field offices across the continent, on neighbouring islands, there is a network of some 500 paid co-operative observers and approximately 6,000 voluntary rainfall observers. The Director of Meteorology in the Bureau of Meteorology is Andrew Johnson, the Australian Integrated Forecast System affords the main computing infrastructure in the Regional offices. Numerical Weather Prediction is performed using the Unified Model software, in August 2010 the Bureau of Meteorology decommissioned their previous supercomputer, the NEC SX-6, switching to the Oracle Solar Supercomputer
The Mornington Peninsula is a peninsula located south-east of Melbourne, Australia. It is surrounded by Port Phillip to the west, Western Port to the east and Bass Strait to the south, the peninsula begins its protrusion from the mainland in the area between Pearcedale and Frankston. The area was home to the Mayone-bulluk and Boonwurrung-Balluk clans. Much of the peninsula has been cleared for agriculture and settlements, small areas of the native ecology remain in the peninsulas south and west, some of which is protected by the Mornington Peninsula National Park. The peninsula is primarily a local tourist region, with natural attractions such as the variety of beaches both sheltered and open-sea and many scenic sights and views. Other popular attractions include the various wineries and the array of water sports made available by the diversity of beaches and calm waters of Port Phillip. Most visitors to the peninsula are residents of Melbourne who camp, rent villas, the peninsula was formed by the flooding of Port Phillip Bay after the end of the Ice Age about 10000 BC.
It may have extended into Port Phillip at various times, most recently between 800 BC and 1000 AD when Port Phillip Bay may have dried out, indigenous Australians of the Mayone-bulluk and Boonwurrung-Balluk clans lived on the peninsula as part of the Boonwurrung Peoples territory prior to European settlement. The territory hosted six clans who lived along the Victorian coast from the Werribee River across to Western Port Bay, the peninsula may have been home to between 100 –500 people prior to European settlement. The first European settlement on the Mornington Peninsula was the first settlement in Victoria, the Sullivans Bay settlement was a short-lived penal colony established in 1803,30 years before the establishment of Melbourne, by Lieutenant-Colonel David Collins. At the time of European settlement in 1803 much of the Mornington Peninsula was covered with she-oak forests and these were quickly cleared to provide firewood for the growing city of Melbourne, and much of the peninsula was covered with fruit orchards.
Nevertheless, much natural vegetation still exists, especially in an area of bushland in the known as Greens Bush. Most large areas of bushland are now included within the Mornington Peninsula National Park, as serious farming has declined, hobby farmers with an interest in the aesthetic and the natural environment have taken over much of the peninsula. This has led to an expansion of natural bushland on private property, the local council has a slight lean towards sustainable practices. On 17 December 1967, Prime Minister Harold Holt went swimming at Cheviot Beach on what is now Point Nepean National Park, at the time this was still a restricted area. Mr. Holt, who was 59 and had had a recent shoulder injury and he disappeared from view and was never seen again. Despite an extensive search his body was never found and he was officially presumed dead on 19 December 1967. The peninsula extends from the mainland between Pearcedale and Frankston in a direction for about 40 km at a width of about 15–20 kilometres
Victoria is a state in southeast Australia. Victoria is Australias most densely populated state and its second-most populous state overall, most of its population is concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Australias second-largest city. Prior to British European settlement, the area now constituting Victoria was inhabited by a number of Aboriginal peoples. With Great Britain having claimed the entire Australian continent east of the 135th meridian east in 1788, Victoria was included in the wider colony of New South Wales. The first settlement in the area occurred in 1803 at Sullivan Bay, and much of what is now Victoria was included in the Port Phillip District in 1836, Victoria was officially created as a separate colony in 1851, and achieved self-government in 1855. Politically, Victoria has 37 seats in the Australian House of Representatives and 12 seats in the Australian Senate, at state level, the Parliament of Victoria consists of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.
Victoria is currently governed by the Labor Party, with Daniel Andrews the current Premier, the personal representative of the Queen of Australia in the state is the Governor of Victoria, currently Linda Dessau. Local government is concentrated in 79 municipal districts, including 33 cities, although a number of unincorporated areas still exist, Victorias total gross state product is ranked second in Australia, although Victoria is ranked fourth in terms of GSP per capita because of its limited mining activity. Culturally, Melbourne is home to a number of museums, art galleries and theatres and is described as the sporting capital of Australia. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the largest stadium in Australia, and the host of the 1956 Summer Olympics, Victoria has eight public universities, with the oldest, the University of Melbourne, having been founded in 1853. Victoria, like Queensland, was named after Queen Victoria, who had been on the British throne for 14 years when the colony was established in 1851.
The first British settlement in the known as Victoria was established in October 1803 under Lieutenant-Governor David Collins at Sullivan Bay on Port Phillip. In the year 1826 Colonel Stewart, Captain S. Wright and the brigs Dragon and Amity, took a number of convicts and a small force composed of detachments of the 3rd and 93rd regiments. Victorias next settlement was at Portland, on the south west coast of what is now Victoria, edward Henty settled Portland Bay in 1834. Melbourne was founded in 1835 by John Batman, who set up a base in Indented Head, from settlement the region around Melbourne was known as the Port Phillip District, a separately administered part of New South Wales. Shortly after the now known as Geelong was surveyed by Assistant Surveyor W. H. Smythe. And in 1838 Geelong was officially declared a town, despite earlier white settlements dating back to 1826, days later, still in 1851 gold was discovered near Ballarat, and subsequently at Bendigo. Later discoveries occurred at sites across Victoria
Balnarring Beach, Victoria
Balnarring Beach is a town in Victoria, Australia,2 km south of Balnarring. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula and in 2006 it was rated by the Keep Australia Beautiful Council as Australias Cleanest Beach and it was previously known as Tulum Beach. The township was first gazetted in 1886, in a street configuration quite different to what exists today, the beach first began to attract holidaymakers in the 1910s, and beach stores and kiosks commenced operations, serving both day-trippers and campers. The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Club set up here after their formation in 1924. During World War II, businesses were sustained by servicemen training at Somers, in 1944, a mobile library operated from a private home for the Flinders Shire by Wally Turner. Balnarring Beach Post Office opened on 1 July 1947 and closed in 1978, in 1960 the yacht club was given permission to erect a winch and slipway and build a clubhouse. Balnarring Beach today consists primarily of holiday homes and camping grounds, most other services are provided by nearby Balnarring township
Pony Club Association of Victoria
The Pony Club Association of Victoria, commonly abbreviated as PCAV, is the controlling body for Pony Clubs in Victoria where young people can ride and learn all disciplines of equestrian sports. The Association co-ordinates and promotes horsemanship in Victoria and instruction for its members, Pony Club is one of the few sports were males and females compete on equal terms. Victoria is divided into 10 Zones currently comprising 210 Clubs, Each club is organized and arranged separately, but the Zone has an organizing Committee. Each Zone has a Chief Instructor whose duty is to supervise, Each Zone sends Councillors to Association meetings to determine general policy. In each Zone there are as many as 30 different Pony Clubs, to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline. To coordinate Clubs affiliated with the Association and to act in affiliation with the Australian Pony Club Council, the Equestrian Federation of Australia, to establish Zones for close contact and liaison between the Clubs.
To operate and control the policy of the Clubs, membership is open to anyone who is not considered a professional under the Association rules. Junior members are under 17 years, Associate members are 17 and under 25 years and Senior Members are 25 years, only Junior and Associate members are allowed to compete or receive instruction. These certificates aim to encourage the interest and improvement in knowledge of its members and they are viewed as a measure of a rider’s progress in their overall efficiency. In working for them riders acquire valuable knowledge and skills, which enhance their riding experience, competitions To supplement Rally Days there are other activities offered such as gymkhanas, trail rides and films, visits to places of interest and demonstrations. Inter-club competitions are held in the form of a Gymkhana. Zone championships are held once a year for most disciplines, including Dressage, Show Jumping, One Day Eventing, Horse Trials, Flat teams. State Championships are held at roughly the same each year.
Each member is required to wear the following at all times, while mounted and these need to have elastic sides Each club sets its own uniform. This will generally include a uniform for club rally days such as a club polo shirt and a formal uniform, consisting of a long-sleeved shirt, tie. Each club will normally have its own saddle cloth, Each Zone and State have their own colours and uniforms. Zone representatives in state competitions must wear the Zones colours, apollo Bay Pony Club, Royal Blue and Orange. Portarlington and District Pony Club, Purple with a Yellow Sash Shepparton Pony Club, the North Eastern Zone comprises the pony clubs in the North Eastern part of Victoria
Mount Martha, Victoria
Mount Martha is a seaside town in Melbourne, Australia 60 kilometres south-east of Melbournes central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula and it is on the south-eastern shores of Port Phillip and offers a bathing beach. A boardwalk winds its way for more than 5 kilometres along the Balcombe Creek, the suburbs highest point bears the areas name and reaches 160 metres. The peak was named after Martha Lonsdale, the wife of the colonist William Lonsdale and it marks the start of the Selwyn fault, a geological formation which runs to the eastern Dandenong Ranges. Mount Martha has its roots dating back to the 1840s when the major role was that of farming. The Briars Homestead in the towns east was constructed from 1848 to 1851 and was used by Alexander Balcombe until 1876 as he farmed the land surrounding it, the homestead was named after the lodging of the same name in Saint Helena. Dame Mabel Brookes collected Napoleonic memorabilia which was donated to the Mornington Peninsula shire.
In 1891, the Martha Hotel, designed by architects Tappin, today, the building now known as Mt. Martha House serves as a community centre and is Victorian Heritage listed. As the population grew, Mount Martha Post Office opened around 1902, during the Second World War, Mount Marthas Balcombe Creek camp hosted the United States Marine Corpss 1st Marine Division in late 1942 following their involvement in the Battle of Guadalcanal. After the conclusion of the war, it was progressively relocated or demolished until 1999, the area is now known as Balcombe Estuary and has barbecue facilities as well as a childrens play area in the west, and residential allocations were made in the east. Also during the Second World War, Mount Martha House had extensive use by the military, in 1978, a water treatment plant was constructed in the towns east. It services the towns of Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Somerville and Baxter, and provides treated water to local vineyards. Mount Martha is home to a volunteer CFA fire brigade responding on average to 180 calls a year for assistance from the community, incidents range from grass and scrub fires, motor vehicle accidents, to house fires.
Mount Martha Surf Lifesaving Club holds the popular annual Mount Martha Australia Day Swim, golfers play at the course of the Mount Martha Golf Club on Forest Drive. Mount Martha is home to tennis courts, four football ovals. Bird Rock Beach, named from a basalt rock offshore, is a running and training place. Peninsula Link and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway are both major arterial routes to both Mount Martha and the Mornington Peninsula, from Melbourne
It runs via Baxter and Moorooduc, almost parallel to the existing arterial Moorooduc Highway. It was opened on 18 January 2013, the contract with Southern Way to design and finance the freeway was signed in January 2010, with a total project delivery cost for the two parties being $759 million. Construction commenced in February 2010, with completion expected in early 2013, with Southern Way to operate, the Victorian Parliament enacted legislation, the Road Management Amendment Act 2012 in November 2012 to confer rights on the private operator to manage and maintain the road. The Peninsula Link control room is located on Golf Links Rd, the freeway has been proposed numerous times over the years, appearing in the 1969 Melbourne Transportation Plan. The Mornington Peninsula Freeway was progressively opened at each end by the 1980s, the contract for the construction of the EastLink Tollway north from Seaford was signed in 2004, with construction starting the following year. In early 2006 operator of EastLink, ConnectEast, offered to build the bypass by June 2009, the government would be required to contribute $100 million to the project, which would have been funded through a 1c-2c increase in tolls.
ConnectEast wanted the EastLink concession period extended from 39 to 49 years, a leaked report sent by VicRoads to the City of Frankston in 2006 and obtained by the State Opposition in 2008 showed the cost of building the Frankston bypass was $240 million. In October 2006 $6.5 million was allocated by the Bracks Government towards extra ramps at the Frankston end of EastLink to cater for a future bypass. Recommended by the Southern and Eastern Integrated Transport Authority, the Transport Minister said that no decision has made about the requirement for a bypass of Frankston. For the 2006 State Election Liberal opposition leader Ted Baillieu promised $250 million to build a 22 kilometre long road toll free, peter Batchelor responded that the costing did not add up, with smaller projects costing more. Work on the EES started in March 2007 at a cost of $5 million, VicRoads however did not publicly anticipate such congestion would actually occur, with Federal MP Bruce Billson raising this issue in the local press and in parliament.
City of Frankston councillors however, along with Mr. Billson, are pushing for the bypass to be built, on 28 October 2007 the Federal Liberal Party pledged a maximum of $150 million towards constructing the road toll free if elected, to be matched by Victorian Government. They were defeated at the election, a group of Moorooduc residents claimed they were not consulted in the first phase of the project, and the figures had been skewed to show public support for the selected preferred option. A high standard, duplicated road from the end of Eastlink to the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Mount Martha would reduce travel time in 2031 to around 20 minutes. These projected traffic conditions would arise, even with planned upgrades to roads such as the widening of Western Port Highway, 84% of people who provided feedback during Phase 1 supported a bypass. The Frankston Bypass would be a 25 km freeway standard road with two lanes in each direction with a limit of 100 km/h. Interchanges at Skye Road and Mornington-Tyabb Road will have half diamond grade separated with northbound entry, the cost was estimated between $500 million to $750 million.
In September 2008 ConnectEast held talks with Roads Minister Tim Pallas, on 16 October 2008 State Premier John Brumby announced the bypass would be built