Beach Safety Equipment Fund supports local Surf Life Saving Clubs

I am delighted to announce that seven local Surf Life Saving Clubs will each receive a $25,000 boost in funding thanks to the Australian Government’s Beach Safety Equipment Fund. Clubs that will benefit from the additional funding include; Dromana, Gunnamatta, Mount Martha, Portsea, Point Leo, Rosebud & McCrae and Sorrento.   The additional funding will ensure…

Build preparation commences on NBN in Cranbourne South

I am pleased that superfast broadband is on its way for Cranbourne South. Homes and businesses are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network (NBN), with build preparation work now underway. In coming weeks, work will be visible in streets as pre-construction activity begins, such as the clearing of Telstra’s pits and ducts.…

Lang Lang to benefit from 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants

The Government’s National Landcare Programme is supporting grassroots environmental action in Lang Lang through the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants. Federal Member for Flinders and Environment Minister Greg Hunt said he was pleased to announce that the Western Port Seagrass Partnership had received a $19,600 grant to plant 3000 mangroves at Lang Lang cliffs to reduce…

Mornington Peninsula and Western Port benefit from 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants

The Government’s National Landcare Programme is supporting grassroots environmental action on the Mornington Peninsula and Western Port through local grants. Federal Member for Flinders and Environment Minister Greg Hunt said he was pleased to announce that three local projects received $58,000 through the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants. “Congratulations to the Western Port Seagrass Partnership, Balcombe…

Phillip Island and Bass Coast benefit from 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants

The Government’s National Landcare Programme is supporting grassroots environmental action on Phillip Island and the Bass Coast through local grants. Federal Member for Flinders and Environment Minister Greg Hunt said he was pleased to announce that three local projects received $60,000 through the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants. “Congratulations to the Phillip Island Landcare Group, Bass…

Campaign to fix dangerous Mount Martha intersection

I am calling on the State Government to improve safety at the notoriously dangerous intersection of Forest Drive and Nepean Highway in Mount Martha. I first wrote to VicRoads about this issue in August, 2013 and have been pursuing it ever since. The danger of this intersection was highlighted recently by a fatal accident on…

GetUp should get their facts straight on the reef

Claims made by GetUp that the government has rushed the environmental assessment process for onshore land disposal at Abbot Point are completely false.   A decision has not been made. The assessment and approvals process will be considered in time, according to federal processes and federal law.   GetUp ignores the truth either due to…

Government response to the Home Insulation Program Royal Commission

The Government is today announcing its response to the Home Insulation Program Royal Commission to address the failings of the previous government.   The Home Insulation Program ran from 2009 to 2010.  It resulted in the tragic loss of four young men, damage to many existing businesses and houses destroyed by fire.   In December…