New use for old tyres

It was terrific to be in Mount Martha today to see crumb rubber asphalt being sprayed onto a road surface under the supervision of Tyre Stewardship Australia. Managing what we do with tyres that have reached the end of their useable life is an environmental challenge, which is why we are working with the tyre…

Turnbull Government funding drives virtual battery storage trial in WA

The Turnbull Government is providing $3.3 million funding to support the $6.7 million Alkimos Beach residential storage trial which combines community-scale battery energy storage and solar, and could save participants 15 per cent or more on their electricity bills. The residents taking part in the trial will get to experience “virtual” energy storage via a…

Researchers and industry to work together on new renewable energy projects

The Turnbull Government is providing $17 million funding for nine new R&D projects set to deliver renewable energy technologies and solutions suited to the 21st century. Environment Minister Greg Hunt joined ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht at an event in Perth today to announce the funding for cutting edge projects – such as Curtin University’s project…

Researchers and industry to work together on new renewable energy projects

The Turnbull Government is providing $17 million funding for nine new R&D projects set to deliver renewable energy technologies and solutions suited to the 21st century. Environment Minister Greg Hunt joined ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht at an event in Perth today to announce the funding for cutting edge projects – such as Curtin University’s project…

New board members appointed to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Government is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the board of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The new board members have the necessary experience and skills to guide ARENA in its role of improving the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies, increasing the supply of renewable energy in Australia and…

Crib Point CFA receives site for new fire station

Flinders MP Greg Hunt met with Crib Point CFA officers and volunteers at HMAS Cerberus recently to inspect the site for its new headquarters. Mr Hunt said the new partnership would be mutually beneficial. “I am delighted that the Crib Point CFA has been provided with land on the site of the HMAS Cerberus defence…

Rosebud Toy Library to benefit from Stronger Communities grant

I am delighted to announce that Rosebud Toy Library will benefit from a $5057 Stronger Communities grant. It is one of many local community groups in the electorate to receive a grant under the federal government’s Stronger Communities Program. This grant will enable the toy library purchase child-sized furniture, couches, rugs, white goods and electronic…

$400 million renewables investment in New England

The Turnbull Government welcomes the announcement that construction will start in late April on the $400 million White Rock 175 MW wind project located west of Glen Innes. The White Rocks wind farm will create more than 200 jobs during construction and between10-15 full time jobs afterwards. The White Rocks wind farm is an important…