Mount Martha group leads the way on Clean Up Australia Day effort

Federal Environment Minister and Member for Flinders Greg Hunt joined the Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group to clean up the waterway as people around the country rolled up their sleeves to take part in Clean Up Australia Day. “Today individuals, families and volunteer groups have come together to tackle waste and remove litter in the community,”…

Providing funding to strengthen our local communities

I am delighted to announce that grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 are available through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Program, which opened this week. Grants will be made available to not-for-profit organisations for local projects across the electorate, covering 50 per cent of the project cost. The Stronger Communities Program will…

Funding for local groups to promote Point Nepean

Community members are invited to apply for Community Heritage and Icons Grants to raise awareness and recognition of places on our National Heritage List, such as Point Nepean. Point Nepean is one of 104 places, and the only place in the electorate, on the National Heritage List. Recognised for its role in defining our nation's…

Nominate a deserving senior for their contribution to the community

Many of our older citizens contribute an inordinate amount to the community through a variety of volunteer roles and I want to honour these people by inviting nominations for the Flinders Seniors Awards. The awards recognise the significant contribution our older residents make to the community, whether it is through working at an op-shop, reading…

Grants Boost Men’s Health and Wellbeing

Men’s Sheds on the Mornington Peninsula have been given a boost with $9,000 going to two local groups to continue their good work. Seawinds Men’s Shed at Rosebud West has received $7,000 for the installation of the electrical work to support the development of a computer room while Main Ridge Men’s Shed received $2,000 for…

Largest solar farms in Southern Hemisphere powering 50,000 Australian homes

The Government’s investment in renewable energy innovation today culminated in the official opening of the nation’s two largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Nyngan and Broken Hill. “The 102 MW Nyngan and 53 MW Broken Hill solar plants have more than doubled Australia’s large-scale solar capacity and can generate enough electricity to power 50,000 average…