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Funding boost for local volunteers this National Volunteer Week

This week marks National Volunteer Week and seventeen local community groups on the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from a share in $9 million of federal funding to support local volunteers across Australia.   The grants awarded are between $1,000 and $5,000, and will enable organisations on the Mornington Peninsula to better support their volunteers to…

Improving hygiene in Mornington Peninsula schools

The Morrison Government will provide an additional $10 million to improve COVID-19 hygiene measures in non-government schools that plan to have 50 per cent of their students back in the classroom by June 1. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said non-government schools on the Mornington Peninsula would benefit from the additional…

Vocational education and training goes online

As COVID-19 has changed the way we work, train and study, the Morrison Government is working to deliver more training online for residents of the Mornington Peninsula.   The Government last month launched the improved and repurposed My Skills website which will now focus on online training for Australians looking to upskill during the COVID-19…

headspace Hastings opens

One week after its sister site opened in Rosebud, headspace Hastings is now open for the community.   Co-located at the Atticus Regional Medicentre, headspace Hastings is a new service that complements its parent headspace centre in Dandenong, to provide early intervention mental health support and assistance for young people experiencing complex mental health issues…

Commonwealth support for Mornington Peninsula and Frankston charities and community organisations

The Morrison Government is providing an immediate funding injection to Mornington Peninsula and Frankston charities and community organisations who support locals in the wake of the coronavirus economic downturn.   As part of the part of the Government’s new Community Support Package, the Mornington Community Information and Support Centre, Southern Peninsula Community Support, Information Centre…

Roads to Recovery funding delivers for the Mornington Peninsula

Local road maintenance on the Mornington Peninsula will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Roads to Recovery funding would allow the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge…

headspace Rosebud opens for the community

Young people on the Peninsula will now be able to access better mental health support with the opening of a new headspace satellite service in Rosebud. Supplementing the services of the existing headspace centre in Frankston, the Rosebud satellite will provide three of the four core headspace streams. The service will also provide outreach support…

Working to preserve Mount Martha North Beach

The Morrison Government will provide funding of $1.5 million to conserve coastal systems at Mount Martha North Beach.   Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said that the Mount Martha community, particularly the Mount Martha North Beach Group, had worked tirelessly for many years to protect the coastal environment.   “The Mount Martha…

Funding Delivered for Western Port Biosphere

The Morrison Government is delivering $300,000 to help protect the exceptional biodiversity of Australia’s Mornington Peninsula and the Western Port Biosphere.   The Biosphere holds a uniquely wide range of habitat types and mix of environmental landscapes, including National and Marine Parks. This diversity made it a significant environmental area, identified as a Biosphere Reserve…

Mornington Service Centre to remain open

Centrelink and Medicare services will continue at 332 Main Street Mornington thanks to a six-month extension to its lease. Federal Member for Finders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said the extension creates certainty for Mornington Peninsula residents through both the health and economic implications of the coronavirus outbreak. “This is not a once in a…