Trades Skills Centre for Western Port

Funding has been approved for a Trades Skills Centre at Western Port Secondary College. The $1.1million facility will assist in up-skilling young people in the trades sector so they are able to take up local employment opportunities. Project funding agreements have been amended to improve industry engagement and collaboration. There is a keen interest among…

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Local Sporting Champions grants

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the latest round of Local Sporting Champions grants. These grants of $500 for individuals and $3,000 for teams allow our budding athletes to pursue their sporting endeavours. Playing sport is synonymous with the Australian way of life and it is excellent to see so many people of…

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Thanks to Ken Smith

I would like to thank Ken Smith for his dedication to the community over the past 30 years, following his announcement that he will be retiring from State Parliament in November. I have known Ken since I was a small boy. He worked with my father Alan Hunt in the Upper House where they both…

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Residents invited to make submissions to Mobile Coverage Programme

People frustrated with poor mobile phone coverage across the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port, Bass Coast and Phillip Island are invited to make a submission to the Mobile Coverage Programme.  The Australian Government initiative aims to extend mobile phone coverage and competition in regional, remote and outer metropolitan areas.   The $100 million programme includes $20 million…

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