Citizen scientists to help monitor marine pollution

Citizen scientists to help monitor marine pollution Fishers and surfers will become citizen scientists in a major new science project to monitor the impact of sewage on Australia’s marine biodiversity and ecosystems. Together with researchers, recreational water users will contribute to a National Outfall Database, to be developed in consultation with the states and Northern…

Seniors honoured for outstanding contribution to the community

I was delighted to welcome more than 80 guests including friends, family and supporters to the Rosebud RSL on Monday where Flinders Seniors Awards were presented to 15 worthy recipients. The awards recognise the significant contribution our older residents make in the community, whether it is through helping with school breakfast programs, volunteering with the…

$5.4 million Southern Peninsula Trade Training Centre opens for students

The Government is providing cutting-edge facilities and equipment to local young people with the opening of the Southern Peninsula Trade Training Centre at Rosebud and Somerville. Funded by the Australian Government, the $5.4 million Southern Peninsula Trade Training Centre will deliver training in plumbing, carpentry, electrotechnology and allied health. I am committed to ensuring local…

Latest National Broadband Network plans released

Superfast broadband is coming to more than 87,000 homes and businesses in the electorate under an accelerated three-year rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Today NBN is releasing its full construction schedule, providing Australians with the greatest detail yet on when the NBN will reach them. Across Australia the National Broadband Network (NBN) is…

Dedication of new Coronet Bay War Memorial

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, together with local Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt, today attended the dedication of the new Coronet Bay War Memorial and met with local veterans in Melbourne’s south east. “It is always wonderful coming down to this corner of Victoria and I am extremely pleased to see the new…

Roads to Recovery funding improves safety at Somerville roundabout

Greg Hunt today officially opened the fully refurbished intersection at Bungower and Tyabb-Tooradin Road in Somerville. “I am delighted that the Federal Government has been able to invest $1.7 million in upgrading this intersection, making it safety for local motorists,” Mr Hunt said. “Local roads such as Bungower Road provide key links from our homes,…

$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…