Community stops AGL Gas Plant in Crib Point

In welcome news for the Mornington Peninsula, the Andrews Government has heeded the calls of the local community and elected representatives, rejecting the proposed AGL gas plant in Crib Point   Thanks to the work of Save Westernport, the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Neale Burgess MP and others in the local community, Planning Minister Richard Wynne…

REPAYING VALUED VETERANS, B.E.S.T. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

As valued members of our Mornington Peninsula, Flinders Ex-Service organisations (ESO) who assist veterans and their families are hereby invited to attend the 2021-22 B.E.S.T. (Building Excellence in Support and Training) grants program, which are now open. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the services provided by advocacy groups are highly…

Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination rollout begins

Today is a momentous day for Australia’s fight against COVID-19, with the rollout of Phase 1B of the Australian Government’s vaccination plan.   The COVID-19 vaccine rollout out is one of the largest logistical exercises ever undertaken in this country and we are particularly encouraged by the enthusiastic response from Australians in getting vaccinated.  …

Delivering for volunteers in 2021

The Morrison Government is backing volunteers across Australia and across the Mornington Peninsula, thanks to the $20 million Volunteers Grant program. Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be available to help community organisations for a range of needs, including buying equipment, paying fuel costs, training volunteers or improving volunteer awareness. Each of the 151…

Boosting support for apprentices and trainees on the Mornington Peninsula

Tens of thousands of new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Australia with the expansion of the targeted wage subsidy program as part of the Morrison Government’s National Economic Recovery Plan. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) wage subsidy program is fully subscribed, helping to create 100,000 apprenticeships in less than five…

Sod turned on Rosebud Secondary College mental health space

Young people living on the Mornington Peninsula will soon have a new way to seek help for their mental health through the Rosebud Secondary College mental health space. Work has begun on the youth wellness pavilion to support the mental health and wellbeing of Rosebud Secondary College students and the wider community. The pavilion will…

Call for new Local Drug Action Teams on the Mornington Peninsula

Community Organisations on the Mornington Peninsula are being invited to form a partnership to tackle drugs and alcohol, with funding from the Morrison Government. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said applications were now open for registration of new Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) to prevent and minimise harm from ice, alcohol and…

Supporting Mornington Peninsula groups to talk about organ and tissue donation

The Australian Government is providing up to $450,000 in Community Awareness Grants for community-based initiatives that encourage more Australians to say “yes” to organ and tissue donation. Federal member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, encouraged community groups, local businesses and not-for-profit organisations to apply for a grant to help drive community awareness about…

Helping hotels on the Mornington Peninsula lower their power bills

Small and medium hotels across the Mornington Peninsula are being supported by the Morrison Government to lower their power bills so they can invest in their business and employ more Australians. Through the Government’s $10.2 million Hotel Energy Uplift Program, hotels, motels and serviced apartment complexes with up to 99 rooms will be able to…

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program now open

A new year means the opening of the 2021-22 Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program, with applications now welcome from organisations on the Mornington Peninsula. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the program was now entering its 25th year and had already supported thousands of projects nationally, including on the Mornington…