Work for the Dole project provides community benefit

Flinders MP Greg Hunt visited the Western Port Community Centre on Thursday to inspect a caravan that had been refurbished by a group of Work for the Dole participants. Mr Hunt said the project had helped provide participants with valuable skills in woodwork and metalwork. “It was a pleasure to meet with members of Western…

Funding boost for Hobart’s heritage drawcards

Hobart’s Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum and the Cascades Female Factory have each secured a $10,000 grant to help tell the extraordinary stories connected with these sites. Mawson's Huts Foundation Inc will use its grant to produce educational material for school children visiting the replica. The material will be about Australia’s role in the Antarctic and…

$500,000 boost to save Tasmania’s devils

Efforts to save the iconic Tassie Devil received a boost today with the announcement of a further $500,000 in Australian Government funding. This investment will support the release of captive-bred devils to rebuild wild populations that have suffered from the devastating impact of the fatal Devil Facial Tumour Disease. This latest funding forms the final…

Delivering an additional $3.9 million for peninsula sports, bringing total package to $5.9 million

A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will invest an additional $3.9 million across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula to upgrade and build new sports facilities, bringing its total local sports commitment to $5.9 million. The Peninsula Sports Package includes: $2 million towards supporting women’s sports, including;  $410,000 for Peninsula Senior Strikers at Centenary Park; …

$300,000 heritage boost for Tasmania

More than $300,000 in funding is set to flow across Tasmania for heritage conservation projects at Woolmers Estate, Port Arthur and the Coal Mines Historic Site. Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, made the announcement during a visit today to Woolmers Estate with the Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson. “These grants will fund a range…

Coalition provides solar and battery storage boost for communities across Lyons

A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide ten community groups across regional Tasmania with $100,000 towards installing solar and battery storage to help the local community play its part in reducing Australia’s emissions and directly benefit from lower electricity bills. Federal Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson provided a number of community organisations with solar panels as…

Tasmania key focus of renewable energy investment opportunities

Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley and Environment Minister Greg Hunt today visited the site of what could be one of the largest investments in renewable energy in Australia on Robbins Island, Tasmania. “Robbins Island has the potential to host up to 300 wind turbines producing around 600-800MW of renewable energy capacity. This would mean…

Coalition provides solar boost for St Vincent de Paul Wynyard

A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide St Vincent’s de Paul’s Vincent Industries Wynyard with up to $15,000 towards installing solar to help the local community play its part in reducing Australia’s emissions and directly benefit from lower electricity bills. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley said the Coalition’s Solar Communities program will provide funding for…

Coalition to deliver $2 million for purpose built athletics track for the Mornington Peninsula

A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $2 million to deliver a new purpose-built athletics track for the Mornington Peninsula. The project will: • help deliver a purpose-built International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) compliant and accredited athletics facility for the Mornington Peninsula; • assist in construction of a synthetic 400-metre circular track, facilities for all…