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…

Budget boost for the Mornington Peninsula environment, jobs and communities

The Mornington Peninsula will share in the Morrison-McCormack Government’s $61.7 million budget spending on environmental restoration and recovery measures, through the $1 billion COVID Relief Fund. Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, said that this investment will create jobs, boost local tourism and preserve our environment as part of our economic recovery plan. The…

Mornington Peninsula Agricultural Shows can apply now for pandemic payment

Show societies and field day organisers on the Mornington Peninsula impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for a one-off payment under the Australian Government’s $39 million Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. The program provides operational support for agricultural shows societies and organisers of agricultural field days forced to cancel their scheduled show or…