Largest solar farms in Southern Hemisphere powering 50,000 Australian homes

The Government’s investment in renewable energy innovation today culminated in the official opening of the nation’s two largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Nyngan and Broken Hill. “The 102 MW Nyngan and 53 MW Broken Hill solar plants have more than doubled Australia’s large-scale solar capacity and can generate enough electricity to power 50,000 average…

Helping local Surf Life Saving Clubs keep our beaches safe this summer

Gunnamatta Surf Life Saving Club is one of three local life-saving clubs to benefit from $5,000 in funding through the Coalition Government’s Beach Safety Equipment Fund. The fund assists Life Saving Clubs to purchase the essential rescue equipment and first-aid supplies they need to perform vital rescues over the summer season. Flinders MP Greg Hunt…

Boys learn leadership and camaraderie at Lord Somers Camp

It was a pleasure to join boys at Lord Somers Camp this morning as they supported each other through a gruelling cross country course. The course marked the conclusion of a week of activities for the 100 boys who travelled from across the state to take part in the camp. I joined the boys on…

National Stronger Regions Fund Round Three opens to support local projects

I am delighted to announce that applications for Round Three of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund will open on 15 January. Information sessions for potential Round Three applicants will be conducted in each State and Territory between 18-29 January. The Victorian information session will be held on Tuesday, 19 January…

Bayles young rising star takes the equestrian world by storm

More than 20 local athletes from across the electorate who have received Local Sporting Champions grants over the past year gathered at a presentation with Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt so he could congratulate them on their sporting achievements. “I was delighted to meet the dedicated young athletes who have been recipients of Local…

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…