Short-term safety measures accelerated for Forest Drive

After months of negotiations, I am pleased that VicRoads has confirmed its commitment to improving safety at the dangerous Forest Drive intersection thanks to $200,000 in federal funding. I welcome a recent letter from Victorian Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan confirming the funds will be used to install interim safety measures at this horrendous intersection.…

Casey – Cardinia Region Benefit from China Australia Free Trade

Farmers across Casey and Cardinia will continue to benefit from the ground-breaking China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) which came into effect a year ago. ChAFTA has given businesses across Kooweerup, Lang Lang and Clyde a competitive advantage that is driving exports and creating new jobs across the region. The agreement signed by the Turnbull Government…

Rye enters superfast broadband era as nbn goes live

I am pleased to announce that a wave of superfast broadband connections is about to hit Rye, with the first nbn services now available to around 4,000 homes and businesses. This marks the first nbn areas to go live in Rye, with the remaining premises due to come online within the next 2-3 months. I…

Government’s Golden Wattle Coming to Cowes

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle will hit the road to give people across Phillip Island easy access to essential government payments and services in December. This travelling outreach service shortens the distance between rural and regional communities and government services. In the 2015-16 financial year, Mobile Service Centre Crews visited 381 towns…

Federal Government Backing Our Local Wine Industry

The Mornington Peninsula winemakers have been influential in the development of enhanced changes to the Federal Government’s Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate. The changes will better assist grape growing, winemaking, associated tourism and local jobs in regional Australia, including here on the Peninsula. Over recent months the Turnbull Government, led by Assistant Minister for Agriculture,…

Federal Government commits to Build Better Regions

Phillip Island and Bass Coast organisations will soon be able to apply for funding under the Coalition Government’s newly announced $297 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). The Federal Government is committed to investing in projects that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger rural, regional and remote communities into the future. Locals…

Mornington Peninsula to benefit from Victorian Infrastructure Package

The Australian Government has finalised its $1.5 billion commitment to the $3 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package, which will benefit those living on the Mornington Peninsula as well as tourists visiting the region. The investment will see a range of priority projects delivered across urban and regional Victoria following ongoing discussions with the Victorian Government. At…

National Broadband Network rolling out across the Mornington Peninsula

I am delighted that an additional 5,900 premises in Blairgowrie and Somerville, will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet access, with construction of the National Broadband Network now underway. The message for Mornington Peninsula residents is clear – superfast broadband is on its way. Within the Flinders electorate more than 17,000 premises…

Federal Government Supporting Our Veterans

Veterans and their families across Western Port will benefit from Australian Government grant funding for a local project. The Hastings RSL Sub-branch has been awarded $42,031 to purchase new equipment for the programs provided by the Sub-branch, under the Government’s Veteran and Community Grants program. By providing funding to local organisations for special projects the…