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Council considers scrapping free parking at popular beaches

Neil Mitchell
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Tourists visiting Mornington Peninsula beaches may soon have to pay to park there.

The local council is considering scrapping free parking at some popular beaches on the foreshore.

Mornington Peninsula mayor Anthony Marsh says the paid parking will be trialled at “a couple of key tourist beaches”, including Sorrento, Dromana and possibly Mornington.

He says it’s about shifting the burden associated with the influx of tourists the area experiences over summer from residents to tourists.

“Over that period but residents carry that entire burden, so it’s about shifting that burden a bit to the tourists,” Councillor Marsh said.

The trial will only run during the summer peak period, and Cr Marsh says it will cost less than $10 per day to park on the foreshore.

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