Shire staff redirected to distribute care packages

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Victoria, has taken a proactive approach to the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Council’s ‘Caring for our Community’ initiative addresses an immediate issue of making sure vulnerable and isolated members of the community are looked after by delivering care packages to their door.

Council will coordinate the initiative and are currently speaking with other levels of Government, Local Health & Welfare Agencies and Community Leaders about partnering and supporting the program.

Shire staff will be re-directed from non-essential services and community volunteers will be requested to support the program.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor, Sam Hearn, said, “We need to be at our very best as a community in these times. 

“We were all so heartened by the overwhelming community response to the recent Bushfire emergency that showed the Aussie spirit is alive and well.

“This is a wonderful initiative that will see that spirit rise again as we work collectively to help those around us and support our local community."

The initiative aims to support vulnerable and isolated community members; promote social responsibility and community looking out for each other; encourage the community to get through this challenge together.