$39 million for local councils in the Flinders electorate

Local governments in Flinders are set to benefit from $39 million in funding under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant Program in 2015-16. The Australian Government is providing $2.3 billion to local governments nationwide in 2015-16. This includes $1.1 billion in Financial Assistance Grants already paid to councils to ensure immediate access to untied funding…

Men’s shed all sorted with new shipping container

On Friday Greg Hunt MP visited the Western Port Men’s Shed to inspect the group’s newest piece of equipment – a shipping container. When he visited the shed several months ago, Mr Hunt was made aware the group was in desperate need of a storage facility. With wood offcuts taking up valuable working space, Mr…

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 11 of the National Shed Development Program is now open until September 18 for grants of up to $8,000. These organisations play an important role in our community, keeping…

Dromana Drive-in to host premier screening of Planetary

I invite you to attend a special screening of the documentary movie Planetary at the Dromana Drive-in on September 18. This is a thought-provoking and aesthetically stunning visual exploration of our world and the Drive-in will host the only Australian screening. The documentary includes spectacular imagery from NASA Apollo missions with powerful footage of the…

New facilities for Phillip Island students

The Hon Greg Hunt MP today officially opened the Centre of Excellence: Newhaven College Trades Skills Centre and the new library and administration building at Newhaven College on Phillip Island. Minister Hunt opened the buildings on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, who was unable…

Green Army graduates celebrate success on the Mornington Peninsula

Today, a group of young people involved in the Australian Government’s Green Army program can be proud of their contributions to their community and the environment. I was delighted to join participants, project sponsors and service provider Conservation Volunteers Australia at one of the many sites that has been revegetated through the Restoring Bushland on…