My question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. I am seeking information on behalf of the Western Port community regarding the bike, walking and running path between Golf Links Road, the Peninsula Link trail and the Somerville railway station. There is currently a gap in this otherwise comprehensive bike path network.
Frankston City Council constructed the bay trail from Frankston foreshore to Golf Links Road, Baxter, on the border of Frankston City Council and Mornington Peninsula shire, while the Mornington Peninsula shire constructed the Western Port Bay trail between the Somerville train station in Somerville and other Western Port townships, including Hastings, Bittern, Somers and Balnarring.
The gap between the two trails leaves a missing link between the Somerville railway station and Golf Links Road in Baxter. The completion of this trail is important. It makes an iconic pathway for walkers, runners and bike riders alike, connecting the Frankston, Baxter, Western Port and Mornington township communities.