Giving back to volunteer organisations

During National Volunteer Week, May 8-14, I am pleased to congratulate a number of local volunteer organisations on receiving grants. Volunteers help make our communities happier places by providing invaluable support to many residents. I am delighted that 20 organisations in the local area have received grants totalling $63,329. These grants are awarded in recognition…

Delivering $200,000 for CCTV cameras in Rye

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt MP visited Rye on Friday to meet with community members to announce the transfer of funds to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for the installation of CCTV cameras. “I am delighted that the Turnbull Government has provided $200,000 for the installation of six CCTV cameras on the Rye foreshore…

Funding Boost for Local Mental Health Nursing Services

Local mental health nursing services will be boosted with the announcement today of an extra $2 million in Commonwealth funding. South East Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) – which covers the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port, Casey and Cardinia – will receive a total of $2.023 million to commission mental health nursing services to meet local…

Record federal funding for legal assistance sector

I welcome the Turnbull Government’s funding injection into legal assistance as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The $55.7 million Federal Government funding boost includes $39 million over the next three years to community legal centres. This additional funding to Community Legal Centres will be directed to frontline family law and family violence services such as…

Western Port Oberon Association receives funding for maritime display

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt was delighted to announce $2,727 in funding for the Western Port Oberon Association. The Oberon Association will use the funds to purchase and install a cabinet at the Victorian Maritime Centre in Crib Point to display historical maritime, navy and merchant navy memorabilia. The funding was granted through the…

Trades Skills Centre opens for Western Port students

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt was delighted to officially open the Trades Skills Centre at Western Port Secondary College today. “This $1.1million facility will assist in up-skilling young people in the trades sector so they are able to take up local employment opportunities in Hastings and the surrounding area,” Mr Hunt said. The state-of-the-art…