Sport for more Australian school children

The Australian Government is investing $100 million to improve sporting opportunities for school children. The Sporting Schools initiative will provide more children with an opportunity to participate in a range of sports – before, during and after school. Sport and physical activity are vital to a child’s development, especially during the early years. Through sporting…

Flinders electorate provides feedback to Mobile Black Spot Programme

Today we were pleased to meet with stakeholders, councils, businesses, Victorian members of parliament and other key figures in the Flinders electorate to discuss the Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme. The Mobile Black Spot Programme is an Australian Government initiative to extend mobile phone coverage and competition in regional Australia – the first…

National Vietnam Veterans Museum pays homage to war heroes

“It is my pleasure to congratulate the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on receiving $5170 from the Government’s Saluting their Service grants,” Flinders MP Greg Hunt said. The museum received two grants, one for $2,250 to upgrade an honour board and a further $2,920 to create a 9RAR interactive display.   “These grants will contribute to…

ANZAC Centenary grant for Lang Lang Primary School

The Commonwealth government will help to enhance Lang Lang Primary School in time for the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations next year thanks to a $2,000 grant. “I am delighted to announce that a grant has been approved for Lang Lang Primary School to construct a walking path to its commemorative Aleppo Pine tree to honour…

ANZAC Centenary grants for Pearcedale and Tyabb

Pearcedale Public Hall will be enhanced in time for the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations next year thanks to a $9,000 Commonwealth government grant. “I am delighted to announce that a grant has been approved for a Memorial Garden within the Pearcedale Public Hall grounds to honour our local WWI servicemen and women,” Flinders MP Greg…

Launch of the Endeavour Fern Gully Walking Track

It was my pleasure to officially launch the Endeavour Fern Gully Walking Track and interpretive markers on Friday, June 13. New signage on the track, incorporating QR codes, will make it easy for visitors and residents to navigate and learn more about the area’s native flora and fauna. QR codes can be captured with a…

$3.748 million for local road upgrades through Black Spot Programme

The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy by allocating $3.748 million to fix six dangerous Black Spots in the Flinders electorate. This funding will provide significant improvements to a number of local roads and intersections to improve safety for residents and visitors. Roads to receive funding…

Commemorating Point Nepean’s Role in WWI

Both the Commonwealth and the Victorian governments have announced funding for a major World War I commemoration at Point Nepean National Park in August. The free, public event will mark the 100th anniversary of the British Empire’s first shot of WWI, which was fired from Fort Nepean’s gun emplacement No. 6 at 12.45pm on 5th…

ANZAC Centenary grant for Nepean Historical Society

A collage of photos, words and artefacts from WWI will become a permanent display at the Sorrento Museum thanks to a $2,794 Commonwealth government Centenary of ANZAC grant. “I am delighted to announce that the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson has approved a grant for the Nepean Historical Society,” Federal Member…

Residents warned to be wary of scams

I urge residents to be wary of a scam that asks people to pay money to retrieve ‘lost’ taxes. My office has received several calls, often from older residents, who have been contacted via telephone by people unknown to them who claim to be from government departments, usually the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The scammers…