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…

Funding available for local Men’s Sheds

Boys love their toys and men are no different – Men’s Sheds are always looking for new tools and equipment to add to their collections. Round 15 of the National Shed Development Program is now open for applications until July 7 for grants of up to $10,000. These organisations play an important role in our…

$11.8 million for Residential Aged Care on the Mornington Peninsula

Older residents on the Mornington Peninsula will have better access to residential aged care services with the Australian Government announcing 180 new residential aged care places worth an additional $11.8 million per year. This additional funding will benefit thousands of older Australians considering a move into residential aged care. Additional residential care places are being…

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…