New Mobile Base Stations for Shoreham and Red Hill

I am delighted that Shoreham, Red Hill and surrounding areas will receive improved mobile phone coverage under a re-elected Turnbull Government as part of an additional $60 million commitment to extend the successful Mobile Black Spot Program. Many residents from these areas have approached me about inadequate or practically non-existent mobile reception and this commitment…

Phillip Island enters superfast broadband era as nbn goes live

I am pleased to announce that superfast broadband connections has been switched-on in Phillip Island, with the first nbn services now available to around 2,000 homes and businesses. This marks the first nbn areas to go live on Phillip Island with a further 3,700 homes and businesses due to come online in the next two…

Housing Support For People With Disability In Flinders

People with disability in the electorate of Flinders will benefit from $1 million in Commonwealth funding to support the development and upgrading of specialist accommodation. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said up to $10 million in Commonwealth funding would be provided across Australia to support projects designed to provide accommodation for people with a disability who…

Work for the Dole project provides community benefit

Flinders MP Greg Hunt visited the Western Port Community Centre on Thursday to inspect a caravan that had been refurbished by a group of Work for the Dole participants. Mr Hunt said the project had helped provide participants with valuable skills in woodwork and metalwork. “It was a pleasure to meet with members of Western…

Delivering an additional $3.9 million for peninsula sports, bringing total package to $5.9 million

A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will invest an additional $3.9 million across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula to upgrade and build new sports facilities, bringing its total local sports commitment to $5.9 million. The Peninsula Sports Package includes: $2 million towards supporting women’s sports, including;  $410,000 for Peninsula Senior Strikers at Centenary Park; …

Coalition to deliver $2 million for purpose built athletics track for the Mornington Peninsula

A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $2 million to deliver a new purpose-built athletics track for the Mornington Peninsula. The project will: • help deliver a purpose-built International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) compliant and accredited athletics facility for the Mornington Peninsula; • assist in construction of a synthetic 400-metre circular track, facilities for all…

The Turnbull Government’s economic plan for jobs and growth

The 2016-17 Budget is an economic plan for Australia. It is a plan for a strong new economy with more jobs and growth. As Australia successfully transitions from the mining investment boom to a stronger, more diversified economy, it is vital that our tax system drives economic growth and national prosperity. These measures will encourage…

Phillip Island Nature Park receives welcome funding to expand its facility

I welcome the funding announcement of $48.2 million from the Victorian Government for an upgrade to the Phillip Island Nature Park. The Penguin Parade is one of Victoria’s most loved tourist attractions and provides a significant economic benefit to the Island. This redevelopment will support tourism in the region but will also boost local jobs…

Free Trade Agreement seminar supports business growth

Local businesses were invited to find out more about Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with China, Japan and Korea at a seminar in Rosebud on Thursday. The seminar was hosted by Austrade, in conjunction with Flinders MP Greg Hunt, to assist local businesses in expanding into international export markets. The seminar, held at Rosebud Country…