Government Supporting Next Generation of Athletes at Newhaven College

Newhaven College students are set to benefit from the construction of a new double-court gymnasium after the Flinders MP Greg Hunt announced today a $1,750,000 Australian Government grant. Funding through the Capital Grants Program will go towards the construction of a $6.3 million new multi-purpose gymnasium, to encourage participation and further develop the next generation…

Lang Lang benefits from $1.5 million Building Better Regions funding

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt visited Lang Lang today to announce Cardinia Shire Council’s success in securing $1.5 million in funding through the first round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) for the development of a new pavilion within the Recreation Precinct. “This project is a significant investment into the local area that…

Funding Approved for New Phillip Island Roundabout

The Australian Government will provide $3.5 million to build a dual-lane roundabout in Cape Woolamai, matching $3.5 million funding from the Victorian Government. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project would reduce queueing and the risk of crashes at the intersection of Phillip Island Road and Woolamai Beach Road. “Across the…

Round Three of the Stronger Communities Program opens for community groups

I am delighted to announce that grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 are available through Round Three of the Turnbull Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations or community groups for local projects across the electorate, covering 50 per cent of the project cost. Community groups in the Flinders electorate will share…

$160,000 to make French Island feral cat free by 2020

French Island is one step closer to eradicating feral cats through a community-driven plan to make the island a safe haven for wildlife by 2020. The Turnbull Government has committed $160,000 to rid the island of feral cats and protect native wildlife. French Island is one of five priority islands aiming to become feral cat…

Clothes4U receives $4,747 to continue its community assistance

Volunteer organisation Clothes4U has received $4,747 in Federal funding to continue its vital work in the community. Clothes4U provides free clothes, accessories and basics such as toothpaste and shampoo to women so they can attend job interviews, court dates and other important appointments. Many of the women are escaping domestic violence, or are homeless, parolees,…

Construction begins on Phillip Island Health and Medical Hub

Today marks a milestone achievement as we turn the first sod on construction of the new Health and Medical Hub in Cowes. The Coalition Government has provided $2.5 million for this vital health project, which delivers on our commitment to develop public health facilities on Phillip Island. The sod turning is the culmination of years…

Citizen scientists help to monitor marine pollution

For the first time, Australia now has a publicly accessible National Outfall Database (NOD). Developed by the Clean Ocean Foundation, in collaboration with the States and Northern Territory as well as the water authorities, the National Outfall Database (NOD) will facilitate data sharing between all parties. Funded with $400,000 from the Australian Government, this project…