Anzac grants commemorate a Centenary of service

In commemoration of the Centenary of Anzac, I am pleased to announce that the Australian Government has funded 24 local grants totalling more than $125,000 to groups across the Flinders electorate. Through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme, community groups have had the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice that epitomises the Anzac spirit.…

Roads to Recovery funding flows in for Bass Coast Shire Council

Bass Coast Shire Council has received $390,000 in the latest round of the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program to assist with local road construction and maintenance. Quarterly payments through the $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery Program allow councils to direct local road funding to where it is needed most. This latest installation of Roads…

Roads to Recovery funding flows in for Cardinia Shire Council

Cardinia Shire Council has received $1.17 million in the latest round of the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program to assist with local road construction and maintenance. Quarterly payments through the $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery Program allow councils to direct local road funding to where it is needed most. This latest installation of Roads…

Green Army marches in to enhance the natural environment

I’m pleased to announce the Mornington Peninsula and Western Port region will host four new projects under Round 2 of the government’s Green Army programme. Projects include restoring bushland, mangrove planting, track maintenance, re-vegetation and weed control. The Westernport Bay Green Army Project delivers on an election commitment and I am delighted to see this…

NBN broadband for Catani and Bayles

More than 250 residents in Catani, Bayles and surrounds will soon be able to access superfast-broadband as the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out across the region.  I am pleased that fixed wireless broadband construction has started in these townships. Residents should be able to connect broadband and phone services through the NBN within 12…

Calling for Green Army participants on Phillip Island and the Bass Coast

The Green Army is looking for enthusiastic 17-24 year olds on Phillip Island and the Bass Coast to  join what will become the largest team of young Australians supporting environmental action across the country. We are looking for young people who want to gain valuable skills, training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields. …

Disaster assistance for residents in Somerville and Tyabb

Residents of Somerville and Tyabb who were victims of the storms and floods on January 7 will be eligible for Emergency Relief Assistance, jointly funded by the state and federal governments. The Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements will provide emergency grants to eligible people in Somerville and Tyabb who suffered personal hardship and…

Anzac Centenary grant for Phillip Island RSL

The Phillip Island RSL Sub-Branch will be able to refurbish the Cowes cenotaph and make it more accessible for the Anzac Day service this year thanks to an $11,000 Commonwealth Government grant. Flinders MP Greg Hunt said the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program gave community members the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice that…

Koo Wee Rup and surrounding communities get better access to Doctors

A number of communities in my electorate will find it easier to attract doctors following the Australian Government’s announcement of a new District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) system.  I have long supported these changes and have been working for many years to ensure communities have better access to doctors locally. Changes to the way the…