National Broadband Network rolling out across the Mornington Peninsula

I am delighted that an additional 5,900 premises in Blairgowrie and Somerville, will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet access, with construction of the National Broadband Network now underway. The message for Mornington Peninsula residents is clear – superfast broadband is on its way. Within the Flinders electorate more than 17,000 premises…

Federal Government Supporting Our Veterans

Veterans and their families across Western Port will benefit from Australian Government grant funding for a local project. The Hastings RSL Sub-branch has been awarded $42,031 to purchase new equipment for the programs provided by the Sub-branch, under the Government’s Veteran and Community Grants program. By providing funding to local organisations for special projects the…

Mornington Peninsula pre-schoolers given chance to learn another language

Every pre-schooler in the Mornington Peninsula will have the opportunity to learn a foreign language, as the Turnbull Government announced that applications for the popular Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program were now open. The Polyglots apps are an innovative program that has already seen around 10,000 children across the country learning new languages and…

Victorian Infrastructure Package Finalised

The Australian Government has finalised its $1.5 billion commitment to the $3 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package, which will benefit those living on Phillip Island as well as tourists visiting the region. The investment will see a range of priority projects delivered across urban and regional Victoria following ongoing discussions with the Victorian Government. At the…

Volunteer Grant applications now open for community groups

Community organisations across the Mornington Peninsula are encouraged to apply for grants up to $5000 as a part of the Federal Government’s $10 million Volunteer Grant funding round. This funding is a key part of the Australian Government’s support for volunteers who give their time and energy to help build stronger, more cohesive communities. Applications…

Government enhances protections for Phillip Island small businesses

Phillip Island small businesses will have increased protections under Australian consumer law, thanks to new laws passed by the Turnbull Government. Changes to Australian unfair contract terms under consumer law will provide close to 900 small businesses on Phillip Island the same protections as available to consumers, following an extensive consultation and implementation period. This…

Koo Wee Rup a step closer to natural gas

After a decade and half of community advocacy, the residents of Koo Wee Rup are a step closer to receiving reticulated natural gas to their homes. Following representations made to the Victorian Government regarding the Koo Wee Rup gas project, it was pleasing to hear that the project is well advanced with the Australian Gas…

Federal Government Support for Men’s Shed

The Cranbourne Casey Men’s Shed and the New Peninsula Men's Shed Mount Martha will receive $4500 and $5000 respectively from the Turnbull Government to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing. This grant is part of $400,000 in national funding which will be distributed to 93 community Men’s Sheds across Australia. Men’s Sheds are a…

Phillip Island tourism industry benefits from new national record

The picturesque region of Phillip Island is a key reason why Australia has broken the eight million international visitor mark for the first time. Growth in the international tourism industry across Australia is great news for our local region, with world class beaches, fine dining, the award winning Phillip Island Nature Parks and serene walking…

Health Care Homes initiative coming to the Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula residents living with chronic health conditions are set to be benefit from stage one of the Turnbull Government’s innovative Health Care Homes initiative. As a part of the South East Melbourne Primary Health Network the Peninsula has been selected as one of ten regions across Australia that will benefit from the Government’s $100million…