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Mornington Peninsula Shire Best Bite Award Nominations now OPEN

Posted by antonellaceli on October 13, 2013 at 6:20 AM


Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Best Bites Award Nominations are now open!


Nominate your favourite Mornington Peninsula Local Food Business..


These Awards are presented to MPS Local Food Business Industry operators who have been assessed as part of the Best Bites Program as providing safe and healthy food practices, who use environmentally-sustainable business practices, and who provide safe and accessible food premises.


Click on the link below for more information or to download a Best Bites Food Awards Nomination Form.


Closing date for nominations is 18th October, 2013.


See you at the Launch and Award presentation night in November.


Best Bites Program launched at Rosebud Plaza

Posted by antonellaceli on November 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Congratulations to the local businesses at the Rosebud Plaza (McCombe Street) for receiving their Certificate and Accreditation into the Mornington Peninsula Shire "Best Bites" program. Your certificates can now be displayed proudly at your shop front and your customers will know that you are interested in providing them with optimal service in safe and best practice methods in the areas of:

1. Nutrition & Healthy Eating

2. Waste & Recycling

3. Energy & Water Efficiency

4. Tobacco & Alcohol Compliance

5. Access for All.

The Best Bites program was developed by a steering committee of food businesses, consumers and trader groups and included representatives from the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Westernport Biosphere Reserve, Peninsula Health, SE Water, Heart Foundation, mp Gourmet and Responsible Alcohol Victoria.

Have your local business assessed by a "Best Bites Supervisor" and receive a Certificate and accreditation stickers for display at your business premises. Contact or call 1300 850 600 for a Best Bites program pack with interactive CD ROM...

Your customers will thank you for it!



The Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord

Posted by antonellaceli on October 10, 2012 at 9:25 AM

The official launch of the Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord was held at Rye RSL. Congratulations go to all the local entertainment venue business operators, Rosebud police and all stakeholders involved in forming The Accord. This is a significant achievement for the Southern Peninsula and a team effort of time and commitment.The Committee of the Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord achieved so much in a relatively short period of time and I would like to thank all stakeholders involved for their contribution. It definitely shows how much each and every person involved cares about the public health & safety of their local community, their patrons, their business and for the entertainment venue industry on the Mornington Peninsula. I have always been impressed with the robust discussions and the solution-oriented atmosphere around the meeting table and I am confident it will continue well into the future.

If any entertainment venues on the Southern Peninsula want to become a part of the Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord message me and I will provide you with the contact details.


What is a Liquor Accord?


The Liquor Accord is an initiative of the State government through the Department of Justice - Office of Liquor, Gambling and Racing to assist local communities who volunteer to form their own Accords. The aim of the establishment of a local Liquor Accord is to create a responsible, safe and successful entertainment industry for licenses premises. The Liquor Accord develops local straegies to meet the following objectives:

  1. Minimise anti-social behaviour - destruction of property, violence - caused by the over-consumption of liquor.
  2. Create effective transport strategies to help patrons commute to and away from venues
  3. Develop a communication network amongst venue licensees to provide assistance with unruly patrons and to provide warnings to other venues that may potentially attract troublesome patrons who move from one premises to the next.

Some desired outcomes of the Liquor Accord are:

  1. reducing of anti-social behaviour in and around licensed premises
  2. increasing staff awareness of responsible service of alcohol principles
  3. improving licensees, managers and staff knowledge of legislative obligations
  4. enhancing community cooperation and understanding of the various roles and resources of government agencies
  5. reducing road trauma directly related to alcohol abuse
  6. enhancing community engagement in various controls and strategies that affect their community
  7. improving local amenity.

For more information