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Black Spot Program funds to improve safety on the Mornington Peninsula

Residents on the Mornington Peninsula received a major road safety boost today with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $4.9 million towards improving local roads under the 2020–21 Black Spot Program.   The Program will fund six projects across the Peninsula, helping to improve safety in towns such as Shoreham, Tuerong, Bittern, Dromana and…

$10,000 for Men’s Sheds on the Mornington Peninsula

The Australian Government is continuing to support the health and wellbeing of men on the Mornington Peninsula through two grants under the 20th funding round of the National Shed Development Programme. The Safety Beach Dromana Men’s Shed and the Western Port Men’s Shed will share in $10,686 worth of funding for projects including the installation…

Centrelink Mornington to remain open until 2021

The Mornington Service Centre in Main Street will remain open until March 2021.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said he was pleased that Services Australia has announced the Service Centre would remain open to support locals through COVID-19.   “Many Australians are doing it tough right now, and locals on…

Kicking goals for Somerville Soccer Club

The Somerville Eagles Soccer Club’s upgraded home at Barber Reserve in Somerville moved one step closer this month, with $200,000 in funding delivered to the Mornington Peninsula Shire.   The upgrades will significantly improve facilities at the Reserve, including new covered areas, replacement of the current coach boxes, pedestrian upgrades, as well as a reworking…

$25 million delivered for National Centre of Coasts and Climate at Point Nepean

The Morrison Government is investing $25 million for the construction one of the world’s great marine and oceanographic research and education centres on the historic site of the Quarantine Station Precinct at Point Nepean, Victoria. The four-year grant agreement has been finalised with the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Monash University, to build the…

Helping small business lower power bills

As the economy recovers from COVID19, the Morrison Government is helping small businesses to lower their power bills. From 6 July, small businesses across Australia can apply for a share in $9 million of grants under the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program. Up to $20,000 will be available to small businesses with an annual turnover…

Stage one funding delivered for Balnarring pedestrian safety upgrades

Balnarring residents are moving closer to much-needed upgrades to Frankston-Flinders Road, with stage one in Federal Government funding delivered to the Victorian Government for pedestrian safety upgrades. To date, $230,000 has been provided to the Victorian Government for the project, with detailed planning currently underway. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said…

Stage one funding delivered for Forest Drive and Uralla Road

Two of the most notorious and dangerous intersections on the Mornington Peninsula have received a welcome boost, with stage one Federal funding delivered for upgrades at Forest Drive and Uralla Road in Mount Martha. To date, $990,000 has been provided to the Victorian Government for development works at these intersections, with detailed planning currently underway.…

$3.5 million delivered for Mornington Peninsula Freeway upgrades

Motorists on the southern Mornington Peninsula are moving closer to the removal of one of the region’s most notorious bottlenecks, with $3.5 million in stage one funding delivered for upgrades to the Mornington Peninsula Freeway.   As part of a 2019 election commitment, the Australian Government has paid $3.5 million to date to the Victorian…

$4.8 million boost for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

The Mornington Peninsula Shire will be provided with more than $4.8 million as part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects, through local governments across Australia.   The investment will support local jobs and businesses and boost local economies struggling under the effects of COVID-19.   Federal…