Providing funding to strengthen our local communities

I am delighted to announce that grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 are available through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Program, which opened this week. Grants will be made available to not-for-profit organisations for local projects across the electorate, covering 50 per cent of the project cost. The Stronger Communities Program will…

Funding for local groups to promote Point Nepean

Community members are invited to apply for Community Heritage and Icons Grants to raise awareness and recognition of places on our National Heritage List, such as Point Nepean. Point Nepean is one of 104 places, and the only place in the electorate, on the National Heritage List. Recognised for its role in defining our nation's…

Expanded Green Army round for long term results

The Australian Government will soon be inviting organisations to apply for large-scale projects under round five of the Green Army Programme. Organisations will be invited to submit multi-project proposals showing how they could use between three and 15 Green Army teams over a period of two to three years from July 2016 to improve their…

Nominate a deserving senior for their contribution to the community

Many of our older citizens contribute an inordinate amount to the community through a variety of volunteer roles and I want to honour these people by inviting nominations for the Flinders Seniors Awards. The awards recognise the significant contribution our older residents make to the community, whether it is through working at an op-shop, reading…

Funding for communities to enhance Australia’s national heritage

Community groups across Australia are invited to apply for grants through the 2015-16 round of the Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme. Up to $337,000 is available this financial year for community organisations to undertake activities that promote community engagement with places on Australia's National Heritage List. Grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 are available…

Urban experts embrace Indigenous perspectives on greening our cities

Green roofs, green walls and pop-up parks – and tools to help cities set urban greening targets – will be the focus of the new Clean Air and Urban Landscapes hub under the National Environmental Science Programme. Launched today at the Koori Heritage Trust in Melbourne, the hub will also conduct experiments in urban re-wilding…

Government’s investment in solar and battery storage is getting results

The Turnbull Government welcomes news that AGL Energy Limited has joined the Australian Government in investing in San Francisco-based solar company Sunverge Energy’s world-leading battery storage technology. AGL’s USD $20 million investment builds on more than USD $7 million that the Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, and SBCVC have already invested to…