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French Island safe haven for native species

French Island will become a safe haven for hundreds of species of birds, marsupials and endangered native animals, thanks to an Environment Restoration Fund (ERF) investment in eradicating feral cats.   The Morrison Government will contribute $335,000 through the ERF to help establish the wildlife safe haven on French Island, 60 kilometres south east of…

New HeadtoHelp Mental Health Clinics for Victoria

From today, Victorians will have access to additional free mental health support with 15 new dedicated mental health clinics opening to the public. The clinics, announced on 17 August as part of a $31.9 million federal government mental health package to support Victorians during the COVID-19 pandemic, have been rapidly rolled out across the state…

HMAS Cerberus: A Century of Service

This week is a significant anniversary on the Mornington Peninsula, with HMAS Cerberus formally commissioned as part of the Australian Defence Force 100 years ago. The Royal Australian Navy’s premier training establishment and oldest commissioned base, HMAS Cerberus was formally commissioned on 1 September 1920. Affectionately known as the ‘Cradle of the Navy’, Cerberus currently…

Local Taskforce to Aid Jobs Recovery on the Mornington Peninsula

Recognising the importance of local knowledge, the Australian Government is investing $62.8 million in a Local Jobs Program to support the jobs recovery on the Mornington Peninsula from COVID-19 and to help Australians get back into work.   As part of the program, 14 new Employment Facilitators, in addition to the existing 11 facilitators, will…

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…