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New Year’s Eve: ‘No entertainment - No nonsense’ MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will again take a ‘No Entertainment-No Nonsense’ approach to New Year’s Eve on the southern peninsula working in collaboration with Victoria Police to reduce negative impacts of celebrations. The approach has assisted in providing a safe destination for residents and holiday makers since its introduction more than 16 years ago. The tactic provides increased security, lighting, additional transport and services throughout the Nepean Ward towns of Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea. The aim is to make the peninsula a safe place for people to enjoy the New Year period, and there will be no public entertainment, no public fireworks, and alcohol bans in public places.

A free, one-way bus service will operate from Portsea at 10.30pm and travel to Safety Beach stopping at all designated bus stops on Point Nepean Road. Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “the Shire’s New Year’s Eve strategy is about maintaining and promoting a safe, family location for all to enjoy”. “The summer holiday period is a great time for the residents and visitors to the peninsula, and it’s important to ensure everyone has a safe and happy New Year’s Eve,” said Councillor Payne. Have a Safe New Year For more information phone 1300 850 600 or visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/nye

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A safe New Year for all Mornington Peninsula Shire is working with emergency services to ensure the southern peninsula remains family friendly on New Year’s Eve. The following restrictions apply over the NYE period: • There will be no planned events (including fireworks) on foreshore reserves • Alcohol bans apply in public places from 30 December to midnight 1 January • A person must not possess or discharge fireworks; fines will apply • Flares to be discharged in an emergency only • Rye pier car parks closed from 4pm on 31 December

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