$3.748 million for local road upgrades through Black Spot Programme

The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy by allocating $3.748 million to fix six dangerous Black Spots in the Flinders electorate. This funding will provide significant improvements to a number of local roads and intersections to improve safety for residents and visitors. Roads to receive funding…

Commemorating Point Nepean’s Role in WWI

Both the Commonwealth and the Victorian governments have announced funding for a major World War I commemoration at Point Nepean National Park in August. The free, public event will mark the 100th anniversary of the British Empire’s first shot of WWI, which was fired from Fort Nepean’s gun emplacement No. 6 at 12.45pm on 5th…

ANZAC Centenary grant for Nepean Historical Society

A collage of photos, words and artefacts from WWI will become a permanent display at the Sorrento Museum thanks to a $2,794 Commonwealth government Centenary of ANZAC grant. “I am delighted to announce that the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson has approved a grant for the Nepean Historical Society,” Federal Member…

Residents warned to be wary of scams

I urge residents to be wary of a scam that asks people to pay money to retrieve ‘lost’ taxes. My office has received several calls, often from older residents, who have been contacted via telephone by people unknown to them who claim to be from government departments, usually the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The scammers…

Residents urged to lend a hand during National Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week, May 12-18, I am encouraging residents to take advantage of the Do Something Near You portal and volunteer for a worthy organisation. As a volunteer, all you need to do is type your postcode or suburb into http://www.dosomethingnearyou.com.au/Greg-Hunt and find a group that suits you. Run by the Do Something charity,…

Skydiving for the Good Friday Appeal

On Good Friday I joined 100 skydivers at Tooradin Airfield to jump out of a plane to raise funds for sick kids at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Skydivers jumping for Canopies for Kids raised more than $26,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal. Armed with teddy bears, we took to the skies and…

Local residents invited to comment on draft Australian Heritage Strategy

I encourage residents to have a say in the future of our nation’s heritage by commenting on the Government’s draft Australian Heritage Strategy. It’s an opportunity for all Australians to discuss how local heritage icons should be protected and maintained. The aim of the Strategy is to provide outcomes, priorities and actions that effectively recognise,…

ANZAC Centenary grant for Koo Wee Rup

Koo Wee Rup’s Avenue of Honour will be enhanced in time for the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations next year thanks to an $11,750 Commonwealth government grant. “I am delighted to announce that the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson has approved a grant for the Koo Wee Rup RSL Sub-branch for the…