Supporting construction workers on R U OK? Day

Health Minister Greg Hunt joined construction workers on site at the new Ti-Tree aged care facility in Mornington today ahead of R U OK? Day on Thursday, September 14. The Turnbull Government is supporting MATES in Construction to deliver an integrated program of training and support to prevent suicide and improve mental health in the…

20 Million Trees Boost For Bass Coast Region

The Turnbull Government has awarded $50,000 to the Bass Coast Landcare Network to continue their work protecting the Powlett River Catchment and threatened species such as the growling grass frog. The Bass Coast Biolinks project, funded under the 20 Million Trees Program, will establish 25,000 trees and 5,500 understorey plants – creating two large-scale biolinks…

Local Sporting Champions grants help young athletes reach their goals

Young athletes are urged to apply for grants of $500 to help with the costs of competing in state and national events. The Local Sporting Champions grants program is an Australian Government initiative designed to support young people participating in state, national and international sporting championships as an athlete, coach or official. The grants contribute…

Local veterans supported through BEST grants

I am pleased to announce that the Southern Peninsula Veterans Centre has received a Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grant of $56,440.15. This grant will enable the centre to continue its day-to-day operations, providing veterans and returned services members with practical and emotional support. The team at the Southern Peninsula Veterans Centre does…

Government Supporting Next Generation of Athletes at Newhaven College

Newhaven College students are set to benefit from the construction of a new double-court gymnasium after the Flinders MP Greg Hunt announced today a $1,750,000 Australian Government grant. Funding through the Capital Grants Program will go towards the construction of a $6.3 million new multi-purpose gymnasium, to encourage participation and further develop the next generation…

Lang Lang benefits from $1.5 million Building Better Regions funding

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt visited Lang Lang today to announce Cardinia Shire Council’s success in securing $1.5 million in funding through the first round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) for the development of a new pavilion within the Recreation Precinct. “This project is a significant investment into the local area that…

Funding Approved for New Phillip Island Roundabout

The Australian Government will provide $3.5 million to build a dual-lane roundabout in Cape Woolamai, matching $3.5 million funding from the Victorian Government. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project would reduce queueing and the risk of crashes at the intersection of Phillip Island Road and Woolamai Beach Road. “Across the…

Round Three of the Stronger Communities Program opens for community groups

I am delighted to announce that grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 are available through Round Three of the Turnbull Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations or community groups for local projects across the electorate, covering 50 per cent of the project cost. Community groups in the Flinders electorate will share…

$160,000 to make French Island feral cat free by 2020

French Island is one step closer to eradicating feral cats through a community-driven plan to make the island a safe haven for wildlife by 2020. The Turnbull Government has committed $160,000 to rid the island of feral cats and protect native wildlife. French Island is one of five priority islands aiming to become feral cat…