Anzac Centenary grants for the Mornington Peninsula

Flinders MP Greg Hunt visited the Village Glen on Friday to formally announce seven Anzac Centenary grants for the Mornington Peninsula.  Mr Hunt said he was delighted to present the awards, which would honour the nation’s war heroes. “These grants present an opportunity for our community groups to honour our war heroes in a way…

Celebrating National Tree Day

I was delighted to join people on the Dromana Foreshore on Saturday ahead of National Tree Day on Sunday, July 27 to plant trees and revegetate our local environment. Communities around Australia celebrated National Tree Day on Sunday and across the weekend. It was an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the positive…

Celebrating 25 years of Landcare

I was delighted to join the 25th anniversary celebrations of Landcare on Sunday July 20 at Mornington Peninsula Youth Enterprises. Landcare started as a small group, funded by generous farmers and community members and has now grown to more than 6000 affiliated groups across the country. Landcare has become one of our most important environmental…

Sport for more Australian school children

The Australian Government is investing $100 million to improve sporting opportunities for school children. The Sporting Schools initiative will provide more children with an opportunity to participate in a range of sports – before, during and after school. Sport and physical activity are vital to a child’s development, especially during the early years. Through sporting…

Flinders electorate provides feedback to Mobile Black Spot Programme

Today we were pleased to meet with stakeholders, councils, businesses, Victorian members of parliament and other key figures in the Flinders electorate to discuss the Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme. The Mobile Black Spot Programme is an Australian Government initiative to extend mobile phone coverage and competition in regional Australia – the first…

National Vietnam Veterans Museum pays homage to war heroes

“It is my pleasure to congratulate the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on receiving $5170 from the Government’s Saluting their Service grants,” Flinders MP Greg Hunt said. The museum received two grants, one for $2,250 to upgrade an honour board and a further $2,920 to create a 9RAR interactive display.   “These grants will contribute to…

ANZAC Centenary grant for Lang Lang Primary School

The Commonwealth government will help to enhance Lang Lang Primary School in time for the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations next year thanks to a $2,000 grant. “I am delighted to announce that a grant has been approved for Lang Lang Primary School to construct a walking path to its commemorative Aleppo Pine tree to honour…

ANZAC Centenary grants for Pearcedale and Tyabb

Pearcedale Public Hall will be enhanced in time for the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations next year thanks to a $9,000 Commonwealth government grant. “I am delighted to announce that a grant has been approved for a Memorial Garden within the Pearcedale Public Hall grounds to honour our local WWI servicemen and women,” Flinders MP Greg…

Launch of the Endeavour Fern Gully Walking Track

It was my pleasure to officially launch the Endeavour Fern Gully Walking Track and interpretive markers on Friday, June 13. New signage on the track, incorporating QR codes, will make it easy for visitors and residents to navigate and learn more about the area’s native flora and fauna. QR codes can be captured with a…