100 Days, 100 Photos Champion Crowned

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP today joined with members of the community to crown Corrine Begg from Hastings the winner of the inaugural Flinders 100 Days, 100 Photos Competition.   Corrine’s photo of jockey Ruby and her horse at Balnarring Beach triumphed over close to 250 other submissions to take out…

Labor abandons Mount Martha North Beach

Local residents of Mount Martha have been left devastated at the news that the Andrews Labor Government would abandon Mount Martha North Beach.   Beloved by locals and tourists alike for decades, the beach has relied on numerous short term actions by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), including beach renourishment and…

$100 Million in Community Grants Available To Empower People with Disability

The Morrison Government has announced $100 million in funding for programs aimed at empowering people with disability across Australia to be independent and engage fully in social, economic and community life.   Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, said the Individual Capacity Building grants is now open and will fund activities in…

Construction complete for Bunguyan Reserve stage one

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, today joined with members of the Tyabb community to celebrate the completion of Stage 1 upgrades to Bunguyan Reserve.   As part of upgrades jointly funded by the Morrison Government, the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Victorian Government, the Reserve now has improved infrastructure, including:  …

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO PROTECT LOCAL ENVIRONMENTS

The Morrison Government is investing more than $22 million in a new program to support local environmental projects, giving communities on the Mornington Peninsula new opportunities to protect and care for our natural environment.   Under the Government’s Communities Environment Program, each electorate will be provided with up to $150,000 to fund up to 20…

Applications now open for Stronger Communities Programme

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $150,000 to fund up to 20 local community infrastructure projects across the Mornington Peninsula.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said projects would be funded as part of a $22.65 million investment nationwide under Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme.   “These investments…

Mornington Peninsula schools invited to share in new funding

New equipment, building projects or additional targeted support could soon be on the way for schools across the Mornington Peninsula with the Australian Government making up to $200,000 available for projects to benefit local kids’ learning experience.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Local Schools Community Fund will offer…

Infants with Cystic Fibrosis to breathe easier with new PBS listing

The Morrison Government is expanding access to a critically important medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that will help infants living with Cystic Fibrosis and save their families up to $300,000 per year.   From 1 August, the medicine Kalydeco® (ivacaftor), will made available through the PBS for patients aged 12 to 24 months…

$21 million for dementia research

The Morrison Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia, Australia’s second leading cause of death.   This brings the total investment under the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Boosting Dementia Research Grant scheme to $200 million.   Two dementia research…

New National Centre for Healthy Ageing

A funding agreement between the Morrison Government, Monash University and Peninsula Health will see a National Centre for Healthy Ageing at Monash University’s Peninsula campus.   Following the 2019-20 Budget announcement of a $32 million contribution from the Government for the National Centre for Healthy Ageing, a project agreement has been signed and the first…