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HomeBuilder continues to support the Mornington Peninsula

Latest figures from Master Builders Australia show that HomeBuilder is helping drive our COVID-19 recovery by pulling Australia’s economy forward and creating real and tangible employment for tradies.   The construction and trades industries are one of the largest employers on the Mornington Peninsula, with almost 15% of the local community employed in the sector.…

Frankston to Baxter rail upgrade business case released

The electrification and duplication of the Frankston Line to Baxter could directly benefit residents across the entire Mornington Peninsula, according to the federally funded business case. The Commonwealth has committed $228 million to the project, including $3 million for the completion of the preliminary business case by the Victorian Government. Today a summary of the…

Businesses in Mornington to get high-speed fibre broadband

Businesses in Mornington will be able to order high-speed fibre broadband as NBN Co rolls out new Business Fibre Zones, which will help boost economic growth and productivity. NBN Co’s Business Fibre Initiative is part of a $700 million package to transform the accessibility and affordability of business-grade fibre. On the Mornington Peninsula, there will…

Arthurs Seat to benefit from transport infrastructure boost

The summit of Arthurs Seat will receive a safety boost, with $300,000 secured for pedestrian safety upgrades as part of the 2020/21 Budget. The latest funding injection builds on a series of statewide infrastructure investments from the Commonwealth in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, which now total nearly $1.6 billion. Federal Member for Flinders, the…

Budget boost for the Mornington Peninsula environment, jobs and communities

The Mornington Peninsula will share in the Morrison-McCormack Government’s $61.7 million budget spending on environmental restoration and recovery measures, through the $1 billion COVID Relief Fund. Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, said that this investment will create jobs, boost local tourism and preserve our environment as part of our economic recovery plan. The…

Mornington Peninsula Agricultural Shows can apply now for pandemic payment

Show societies and field day organisers on the Mornington Peninsula impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for a one-off payment under the Australian Government’s $39 million Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. The program provides operational support for agricultural shows societies and organisers of agricultural field days forced to cancel their scheduled show or…

French Island safe haven for native species

French Island will become a safe haven for hundreds of species of birds, marsupials and endangered native animals, thanks to an Environment Restoration Fund (ERF) investment in eradicating feral cats.   The Morrison Government will contribute $335,000 through the ERF to help establish the wildlife safe haven on French Island, 60 kilometres south east of…