$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…

Clothes4U receives $4,747 to continue its community assistance

Volunteer organisation Clothes4U has received $4,747 in Federal funding to continue its vital work in the community. Clothes4U provides free clothes, accessories and basics such as toothpaste and shampoo to women so they can attend job interviews, court dates and other important appointments. Many of the women are escaping domestic violence, or are homeless, parolees,…

Construction begins on Phillip Island Health and Medical Hub

Today marks a milestone achievement as we turn the first sod on construction of the new Health and Medical Hub in Cowes. The Coalition Government has provided $2.5 million for this vital health project, which delivers on our commitment to develop public health facilities on Phillip Island. The sod turning is the culmination of years…

Citizen scientists help to monitor marine pollution

For the first time, Australia now has a publicly accessible National Outfall Database (NOD). Developed by the Clean Ocean Foundation, in collaboration with the States and Northern Territory as well as the water authorities, the National Outfall Database (NOD) will facilitate data sharing between all parties. Funded with $400,000 from the Australian Government, this project…

Funding available for local Men’s Sheds

Boys love their toys and men are no different – Men’s Sheds are always looking for new tools and equipment to add to their collections. Round 15 of the National Shed Development Program is now open for applications until July 7 for grants of up to $10,000. These organisations play an important role in our…

$11.8 million for Residential Aged Care on the Mornington Peninsula

Older residents on the Mornington Peninsula will have better access to residential aged care services with the Australian Government announcing 180 new residential aged care places worth an additional $11.8 million per year. This additional funding will benefit thousands of older Australians considering a move into residential aged care. Additional residential care places are being…

Giving back to volunteer organisations

During National Volunteer Week, May 8-14, I am pleased to congratulate a number of local volunteer organisations on receiving grants. Volunteers help make our communities happier places by providing invaluable support to many residents. I am delighted that 20 organisations in the local area have received grants totalling $63,329. These grants are awarded in recognition…

Delivering $200,000 for CCTV cameras in Rye

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt MP visited Rye on Friday to meet with community members to announce the transfer of funds to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for the installation of CCTV cameras. “I am delighted that the Turnbull Government has provided $200,000 for the installation of six CCTV cameras on the Rye foreshore…