The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $150,000 to fund up to 20 local community infrastructure projects across the Mornington Peninsula.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said projects would be funded as part of a $22.65 million investment nationwide under Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme.
“These investments in vital local infrastructure for the people of the Mornington Peninsula are the sort of projects that bring our communities together, strengthen social connections, build community participation and create vibrant and viable communities into the future,” Mr Hunt said.
“Our region has been very successful under previous rounds of the Stronger Communities Programme, seeing funding for projects such as accessibility improvements for the Dromana Bowls Club, public drinking fountains at Mount Martha Lifesaving Club and new computers for the Hastings U3A delivered.”
“The benefits of these projects will include up to $150,000 for new community projects on the Peninsula, making this a major win for the entire community.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Stronger Communities Programme was aimed at funding projects that deliver social benefits as part of the Government’s continuing commitment to strengthen communities across Australia.
“Our local communities are the heart of this great country and this investment in local projects under the Stronger Communities Programme is about invigorating these communities and ensuring their continued success,” Mr McCormack said.
“The program will fund small capital projects in each of the 151 federal electorates, which can range from upgrading the local community hall or sporting facility, building new bike paths, or providing essential equipment for the local State Emergency Service.”
Each electorate nationwide has received $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, with a maximum of 20 projects to be funded per electorate.
For further information and guidelines, please contact the electoral office of Greg Hunt MP, or visit www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme