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…

Please help Abacus find a new home

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt is joining the cause to help Abacus find a new home. In July this year, Mr Hunt will embark on a 500km walk across his electorate to increase awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and to raise a minimum of $25,000 to kick-start Abacus Learning Centre’s new building fund.…

Anzac Centenary grant for Dromana Red Hill RSL Sub-Branch

Dromana Red Hill RSL Sub-Branch will create a memorial garden to honour the local servicemen and women who served in World War I thanks to a $5,000 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 epitomises the…

X-ray services return to Hastings

I was delighted to officially unveil Spectrum Imaging, which opened its doors to patients in Hastings this week. The community has been without an X-ray service since early 2014 when the previous facility shutdown. Spectrum Imaging provides a vital service for residents, allowing them to access X-ray facilities closer to home. The company has a…

Beach Safety Equipment Fund supports local Surf Life Saving Clubs

I am delighted to announce that seven local Surf Life Saving Clubs will each receive a $25,000 boost in funding thanks to the Australian Government’s Beach Safety Equipment Fund. Clubs that will benefit from the additional funding include; Dromana, Gunnamatta, Mount Martha, Portsea, Point Leo, Rosebud & McCrae and Sorrento.   The additional funding will ensure…

Build preparation commences on NBN in Cranbourne South

I am pleased that superfast broadband is on its way for Cranbourne South. Homes and businesses are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network (NBN), with build preparation work now underway. In coming weeks, work will be visible in streets as pre-construction activity begins, such as the clearing of Telstra’s pits and ducts.…