National Whale Trail to Include Bass Coast

A Coalition Government will provide $25,000 towards the cost of creating a whale watching platform at Kilcunda as part of a new National Whale Trail. The funding will form part of a $500,000 package to create a National Whale Trail to encourage land-based whale watching and create a national network of whale watching sites along…

Commitment to Improve Youth Mental Health

A Coalition government will provide further help to young people facing mental illness by establishing a National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Youth mental health is a growing issue both here in the Flinders electorate and across Australia. Close to 300 people, including students, teachers and parents attended my Youth Mental Health Forum…

Phillip Island & Bass Coast Green Army Project

Phillip Island and the Bass Coast will be the focus of one of the first Green Army projects in Australia under the Coalition’s Green Army plan. If a Coalition Government is elected, work will begin next year on the Phillip Island & Bass Coast Green Army Project. The project will have four main areas of…

Western Port Green Army Project

Western Port will be the focus of one of the first Green Army projects in Australia under the Coalition’s Green Army plan. If a Coalition Government is elected, work will begin next year on the Western Port Green Army Project. The project will have four main areas of focus: • Watsons Creek rehabilitation in Baxter…

Mornington Peninsula Green Army Project

The Mornington Peninsula will become home to one of the first Green Army projects in Australia under the Coalition’s Green Army plan. If a Coalition Government is elected, work will begin next year on the Mornington Peninsula Green Army Project. The project will have four main strands: • Mt Martha-Balcombe Creek Nature Trail habitat enhancement…

COALITION TO TACKLE LOCAL MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOTS

The Coalition will target mobile phone black spots such as the Mornington Peninsula with a new $100 million policy. The plan will fix mobile black spots across rural and regional Australia, including $20 million earmarked to address unique mobile coverage problems – such as locations with high seasonal demand. This is a much-needed initiative for…

COALITION RELEASES PLAN TO REDUCE DROWNINGS

A Coalition government will work with local lifesaving clubs, the Royal Life Saving Society and AUSTSWIM to reduce the number of drownings across Australia. This announcement is particularly important to the Flinders electorate, which is surrounded by water. Every family living in the electorate is no more than a few kilometres from the coast. The…

COALITION PROMISE TO ALL LOCAL SCHOOLS: WE WILL MATCH FUNDING

A Coalition government will provide all local schools with funding certainty and honour all commitments for the next four years. There are more than 50 schools in the Flinders electorate, ranging from Sorrento Primary on the southern Mornington Peninsula to Cowes Primary on Phillip Island. All of the electorate’s schools will have the certainty of…

ELECTION OFFERS CLEAR CHOICE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS

This election is a clear choice between more of the same from Labor and real change from the Coalition. Locally it is about protecting the environment, tackling cost of living pressures, supporting jobs and helping families and small businesses prosper. My first responsibility is to fight for better local facilities and a better quality of…

Vale Alan Hunt. 9 October 1927 – 19 July 2013

Overnight my father Alan Hunt passed away. He was 85. In his words, he had had a wonderful life. He was the father of five sons, Bob, John, Peter, Steve and Greg. He was the grandfather to ten grandchildren, Josephine, Selwyn, Mia, Alan, Anne, Henry, Sam, Abby, Poppy and James. He was the brother of…