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…

Join Greg in skydiving for the Good Friday appeal

On Good Friday I will be joining Canopies for Kids to raise funds and support sick kids from the Royal Children’s Hospital. Skydivers will form a spectacle above Tooradin Airfield as 100 people throw themselves out of planes at 10,000ft to fall at 200km/h back to earth. Each jumper, including myself, will be accompanied by…

Victorian Government Health Funding for Phillip Island a Welcome Step

The Victorian Government’s commitment of $2.2 million for a new health centre on Phillip Island is welcome. This is the crucial first step in the process of securing better health and medical services for island residents. It will provide Phillip Island with a brand new, purpose-built public health facility linked to Wonthaggi Hospital. I also…

Grants contribute to the health and wellbeing of the veteran community

Veterans have received a welcome funding boost through the latest round of the Veteran and Community Grants programme. It is my pleasure to announce that two veterans groups in the Flinders electorate will benefit significantly from these grants. Hastings RSL has received $70,160 for the refurbishment of its kitchen facilities to enhance activities provided to…

Threatened Species Commissioner soon to join ranks

I encourage local residents and environment groups to comment on the draft terms of reference for the newly created role of Threatened Species Commissioner. I have established the role of Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner to address the growing number of native flora and fauna faced with extinction. The Commissioner will bring a new national…

Historic sites on show for Australian Heritage Week

I encourage everyone to get involved in local events during Australian Heritage Week 2014. Australian Heritage Week is a national celebration of the places, buildings, landscapes and stories of our local communities and provides a link to our nation’s heritage. Our local heritage is being celebrated through a number of events. You can take a…