Grant assistance for Hastings veterans

The 1066 Hastings Day Club will have better access to technology thanks to a $798 Commonwealth Government grant. The grant will enable the club to purchase a computer and printer that will be used to create regular newsletters among other tasks. 1066 Hastings Day Club received the funding through the Veteran and Community Grant program.…

Paying homage to our war heroes

The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Association Victoria Branch will create a permanent interactive display at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island thanks to a Commonwealth Government grant. “It is my pleasure to congratulate the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Association Victoria Branch on receiving $2,464 from the Government’s Saluting their Service grants,”…

Paying homage to our war heroes

The 34th Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery Association will be able to publish a history of its gunners thanks to a Commonwealth Government grant. “It is my pleasure to congratulate the 34th Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery Association at Balnarring on receiving $1000 from the Government’s Saluting their Service grants,” Flinders MP Greg Hunt said. The group…

Anzac Centenary grants for the Mornington Peninsula

Flinders MP Greg Hunt visited the Village Glen on Friday to formally announce seven Anzac Centenary grants for the Mornington Peninsula.  Mr Hunt said he was delighted to present the awards, which would honour the nation’s war heroes. “These grants present an opportunity for our community groups to honour our war heroes in a way…

Newhaven College receives $500,000 for new library

Newhaven College on Phillip Island will get a much-needed new library thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Commonwealth Government. The funding, which will go towards the construction of a library and administrative building for the school, was committed through the Government’s Capital Grants Programme. “It is terrific that Newhaven College has received these funds…

Celebrating National Tree Day

I was delighted to join people on the Dromana Foreshore on Saturday ahead of National Tree Day on Sunday, July 27 to plant trees and revegetate our local environment. Communities around Australia celebrated National Tree Day on Sunday and across the weekend. It was an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the positive…

Celebrating 25 years of Landcare

I was delighted to join the 25th anniversary celebrations of Landcare on Sunday July 20 at Mornington Peninsula Youth Enterprises. Landcare started as a small group, funded by generous farmers and community members and has now grown to more than 6000 affiliated groups across the country. Landcare has become one of our most important environmental…

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…