Helping small businesses on the Mornington Peninsula reduce their power bills

Small businesses across the Mornington Peninsula are getting support from the Morrison Government to cut energy costs, putting more money back in the pockets of local business owners as we recover from COVID-19. Through the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program, three small businesses on the Peninsula have been awarded $20,000 each for energy saving projects.…

Extra funding boost for local volunteer organisations on the Mornington Peninsula

Two local community groups on the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from a share of $2.7 million from the Morrison Government Volunteer Grants, to support the work of local volunteers.   The grants awarded are between $1,000 and $5,000, and will enable local organisations to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport…

Greater access to key treatment option for patients with rare flesh eating ulcer

There’s new hope for Australians living with a severe flesh eating ulcer, with expanded subsidised access to a key medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). From 1 December, access to Rimycin 150® and 300® (rifampicin) will be expanded on the PBS for the treatment of Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection). It is expected 425…

Frankston to Baxter rail upgrade business case released

The electrification and duplication of the Frankston Line to Baxter could directly benefit residents across the entire Mornington Peninsula, according to the federally funded business case. The Commonwealth has committed $228 million to the project, including $3 million for the completion of the preliminary business case by the Victorian Government. Today a summary of the…