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State Budget a test for Victorian Labor

Monday’s Victorian Budget provides a stern test as to how seriously the Victorian Labor Government takes investment on the Mornington Peninsula.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said he hoped Victorian Labor would join with the Federal Coalition Government to invest into the Peninsula community.   “For five months, the Labor…

$250,000 for RM Hooper Reserve

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest $250,000 to upgrade Mornington Peninsula Shire facilities at RM Hooper Reserve in Tuerong. Liberal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP said the investment would not just benefit the local Tuerong community, but the whole of Western Port. “Backing on to Bittern Bushland Reserve, RM Hooper Reserve…

$100,000 to fix Rye Primary School basketball courts

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest $100,000 to fix the sloping and cracked basketball courts at Rye Primary School.   For the past three years, the school’s sporting captains have been holding community events to raise funds to fix the basketball courts, which have significant slope, large divots in the bitumen and only one…

$200,000 for local sport infrastructure in Somerville

A re-elected Liberal National Government will deliver $200,000 to improve sporting facilities at Barber Reserve in Somerville.   Liberal member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the funding would provide upgrades to allow Barber Reserve to take a larger role in the Somerville sporting community.   “We know how important it is for…

$300,000 for Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest $300,000 into stage two of redevelopment at the Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club.   Stage two works will include infrastructure upgrades, including:   A new boardwalk External amenities such as outdoor showers A barbeque terrace Infrastructure improvements to meeting places   Liberal Member for Flinders, the Hon.…

$1 million secured for pedestrian upgrades in Balnarring

A re-elected Morrison Government will invest $1 million to improve pedestrian safety on Frankston-Flinders Road in the township of Balnarring.   Liberal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the funding would be used for vital upgrades to local road crossings.   “Some of the busiest roads on the Mornington Peninsula all converge…

$1.5 million to restore Mt Martha North Beach

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest up to $1.5 million to restore the heavily eroded Mt Martha North Beach.   Funding will be provided for Stage 3 of restoration works to replenish the sand and provide permanent protection to the cliffs and coastal area.   Stage 1 included the replenishment of sand at the…

$2 million secured for Baxter to Somerville bike path

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest $2 million to deliver the ‘missing link’ shared pedestrian and bike path between Somerville and Baxter.   The proposed route will begin at Frankston-Flinders Road in Somerville, travel north up Hawkins Road and Fultons Road, connecting to the existing path at Golf Links Road.   This infrastructure will…

$300,000 to support Western Port Biosphere

A re-elected Liberal National Government will invest up to $300,000 over the next three years to support the continuing operations of the Western Port Biosphere.   The $100,000 per annum funding will allow the Biosphere to expand their conservation efforts, including continued on-ground work on monitoring native Southern Brown Bandicoot populations, the UNESCO Ramsar wetlands…