Residents urged to lend a hand during National Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week, May 12-18, I am encouraging residents to take advantage of the Do Something Near You portal and volunteer for a worthy organisation. As a volunteer, all you need to do is type your postcode or suburb into http://www.dosomethingnearyou.com.au/Greg-Hunt and find a group that suits you. Run by the Do Something charity,…

Skydiving for the Good Friday Appeal

On Good Friday I joined 100 skydivers at Tooradin Airfield to jump out of a plane to raise funds for sick kids at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Skydivers jumping for Canopies for Kids raised more than $26,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal. Armed with teddy bears, we took to the skies and…

Local residents invited to comment on draft Australian Heritage Strategy

I encourage residents to have a say in the future of our nation’s heritage by commenting on the Government’s draft Australian Heritage Strategy. It’s an opportunity for all Australians to discuss how local heritage icons should be protected and maintained. The aim of the Strategy is to provide outcomes, priorities and actions that effectively recognise,…

ANZAC Centenary grant for Koo Wee Rup

Koo Wee Rup’s Avenue of Honour will be enhanced in time for the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations next year thanks to an $11,750 Commonwealth government grant. “I am delighted to announce that the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson has approved a grant for the Koo Wee Rup RSL Sub-branch for the…

ANZAC Centenary grant for Somerville cenotaph

The recently relocated Somerville cenotaph will be refurbished in time for the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations next year thanks to a $10,000 Commonwealth Government grant. “I am delighted to announce that the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson has approved a grant for the Mornington Peninsula Shire to restore the Somerville Cenotaph,”…

Business breakfast brings savvy operators together

Business owners are invited to come along to the Mornington Peninsula Business Breakfast to learn about opportunities to help build their business and network with other likeminded people. It is an opportunity for business owners to talk through their concerns and highlight areas of improvement directly with Flinders MP Greg Hunt. There are more than…

Mt Martha Life Saving Club wins Local Sporting Champions grant

I am pleased to be able to award Mt Martha Life Saving Club with a Local Sporting Champions grant of $3000. The funding will assist with the costs associated with their recent trip to Western Australia for the Australian Life Saving Championships. I congratulate the senior team members on their success at the championships, particularly…

Boost for Home and Community Care services

Frail, older people and people with a disability across the Mornington Peninsula, Koo Wee Rup, Bass Coast and Phillip Island will receive extra support to stay in their own homes thanks to $358,341 in funding from the Australian and Victorian governments. This funding will help expand existing services or create new ones in identified priority…