Do Something Near You

It is incredibly rewarding to give back to the community and now there is an easy way for volunteers to connect with local community organisations in need of help. I have partnered with DoSomething!, which connects willing volunteers to community groups in their area. I encourage local community groups and volunteers to get on board.…

Hunt is on to help spot youth depression

Federal Environment Minister and Member for Flinders Greg Hunt has made a bold move to become a patron for the Ties For Lives foundation. Ties for Lives provides support to young people in the community by identifying the early signs of depression and anxiety. Mr Hunt said he was happy to support such a valuable…

Trades Skills Centre for Western Port

Funding has been approved for a Trades Skills Centre at Western Port Secondary College. The $1.1million facility will assist in up-skilling young people in the trades sector so they are able to take up local employment opportunities. Project funding agreements have been amended to improve industry engagement and collaboration. There is a keen interest among…

Local Sporting Champions grants

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the latest round of Local Sporting Champions grants. These grants of $500 for individuals and $3,000 for teams allow our budding athletes to pursue their sporting endeavours. Playing sport is synonymous with the Australian way of life and it is excellent to see so many people of…

Trades Skills Centre for Phillip Island

Funding has been approved for a Trades Skills Centre at Newhaven College on Phillip Island. The $1.5million facility will assist in up-skilling young people in the trades sector so they are able to take up local employment opportunities. There is a keen interest among many young people to take up employment in trade industries and…

Thanks to Ken Smith

I would like to thank Ken Smith for his dedication to the community over the past 30 years, following his announcement that he will be retiring from State Parliament in November. I have known Ken since I was a small boy. He worked with my father Alan Hunt in the Upper House where they both…

Residents invited to make submissions to Mobile Coverage Programme

People frustrated with poor mobile phone coverage across the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port, Bass Coast and Phillip Island are invited to make a submission to the Mobile Coverage Programme.  The Australian Government initiative aims to extend mobile phone coverage and competition in regional, remote and outer metropolitan areas.   The $100 million programme includes $20 million…

Campaign for speed limit reduction at Boneo Primary

I am visiting Boneo Primary School today to show my support to have the speed limit reduced along Boneo Road. We have already seen a fatal accident outside the school in September this year, which was sadly witnessed by pupils at the school. The 100km speed limit is not appropriate where you have young children in…

Federal Environment Minister visits Somerville

It is a pleasure to visit Somerville Secondary College today to see the progress students have made on the Yumarrala Wetlands. Students, with the assistance of parents, teachers, community members and a number of generous sponsors have turned a patch of land into thriving wetlands. The Wetlands Redevelopment Project was created by Victorian Certificate of…

Dromana Pier tender process nears completion

I am delighted that we are closer to stepping onto a refurbished pier at Dromana after tenders to repair the pier closed in October. The Dromana Pier is an iconic landmark of the Mornington Peninsula and these works will ensure it can be enjoyed for many years to come. I congratulate Nepean MP Martin Dixon…