Construction commences on Koo Wee Rup Bypass

Koo Wee Rup residents can look forward to faster travel times, reduced traffic congestion and a more peaceful town centre with the construction of the Koo Wee Rup Bypass. Today I joined Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Gary Blackwood and State Member for Bass Ken Smith as they turned the first sod for construction of…

Carbon Tax repeal a boost for local small businesses

Small businesses are set to benefit from the Coalition’s introduction of new laws to repeal the Carbon Tax. The idea that a punitive electricity tax is the right approach to tackling climate change was unequivocally rejected by the Australian people at the recent election. Small businesses were hit hardest by the Carbon Tax as they…

Tourism funding grant for Maru Koala and Animal Park

Maru Koala and Animal Park in Grantville is set to benefit from a Federal tourism grant of $74,591 to create a dinosaur-themed children’s playroom. The playroom will overlook the kangaroo paddock and will contain interactive displays where visitors can learn about the dinosaur dreaming fossil dig site that extends along the Bunurong Coast. Maru Koala…

Local ANZAC Centenary Projects Win Support on Remembrance Day

The forthcoming Centenary of ANZAC will be commemorated in the Flinders electorate with a diverse and creative range of community projects. On Remembrance Day today, I am delighted to announce that the Flinders ANZAC Centenary Community Grants Committee has approved a total of 22 local projects from across the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port and Phillip…

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…