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…

Turnbull Government’s $1.5 billion infrastructure package a win for people living in Melbourne’s South East

Flinders MP Greg Hunt joined Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Parliamentary colleagues to announce the Coalition Government’s $1.5 billion injection for essential infrastructure to ensure Melbourne retains its mantle as one of the most liveable cities in the world. The centrepiece is a billion-dollar upgrade of the congested Monash Freeway serving the communities of South…

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching update

The coral bleaching event currently impacting the Great Barrier Reef is major and significant. The Reef 2050 Independent Expert Panel met this week and provided me with a thorough briefing on the severity and geographical extent of bleaching. The event is still unfolding and the full extent and severity of bleaching may take several weeks…