National Stronger Regions Fund Round Three opens to support local projects

I am delighted to announce that applications for Round Three of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund will open on 15 January. Information sessions for potential Round Three applicants will be conducted in each State and Territory between 18-29 January. The Victorian information session will be held on Tuesday, 19 January…

National Landcare grants improve the natural environment across Port Phillip and Western Port

Red Hill and the surrounding area is one of many sites that will be rehabilitated by local Landcare groups with the assistance of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. Red Hill South Landcare will be involved in weed removal to improve the habitat of the Powerful Owl and Grey-crowned Babbler. I’m delighted that 12 local…

Citizen scientists to help monitor marine pollution

Citizen scientists to help monitor marine pollution Fishers and surfers will become citizen scientists in a major new science project to monitor the impact of sewage on Australia’s marine biodiversity and ecosystems. Together with researchers, recreational water users will contribute to a National Outfall Database, to be developed in consultation with the states and Northern…

$5.4 million Southern Peninsula Trade Training Centre opens for students

The Government is providing cutting-edge facilities and equipment to local young people with the opening of the Southern Peninsula Trade Training Centre at Rosebud and Somerville. Funded by the Australian Government, the $5.4 million Southern Peninsula Trade Training Centre will deliver training in plumbing, carpentry, electrotechnology and allied health. I am committed to ensuring local…