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…

National Plastics Summit signals change for plastic recycling

The Morrison Government has concluded the first ever National Plastics Summit, reinforcing its commitment to working with industry to increase our recycling capabilities, ensuring markets for recycled products and reducing plastic waste.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said Monday’s National Plastics Summit, attended by more than 200 representatives from local…

Medicare and Centrelink services to remain in Mornington

Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today announced he had secured the continuation of Medicare and Centrelink services in Mornington.   Mr Hunt said he secured the go ahead for a new Agent service to ensure Australian Government services, including Centrelink and Medicare, can continue to be available in Mornington. This agent will…

Safer Internet Day 2020 – Starting the chat for online safety

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is encouraging locals on the Mornington Peninsula to join more than 1,000 schools and organisations around Australia in raising awareness about online safety, particularly among our youngest Australians as part of Safer Internet Day.   This year’s theme is ‘start the chat’, with leaders from business,…

Building community confidence in 5G safety

The Morrison Government is investing $9 million over four years to build public confidence in the safety of telecommunications networks – including new 5G mobile networks – and to address misinformation about electromagnetic energy (EME) emissions which has caused concern in some parts of the community.   New initiatives include additional scientific research and further…