Coalition provides solar and battery boost and cleaner outboard engines for communities across Fisher

A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide community organisations on the Sunshine Coast seat of Fisher with $100,000, towards installing solar to help the local community play its part in reducing Australia’s emissions and directly benefit from lower electricity bills. The Solar Communities program will provide funding for groups across Australia to install rooftop solar PV,…

$6 million to tackle crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef

The hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for the Environment The hon Warren Entsch MP Federal Member for Leichhardt A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $6 million for an additional control vessel to tackle crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, said the crown-of-thorns starfish can have a devastating impact…

Transcript – Minister Hunt – Remarks, Sydney

EO&E…….. SIR RICHARD BRANSON: Well thank you very much. I was lucky enough about 20 years ago to bring my young children and family to the Great Barrier Reef, and we had the most extraordinary week. And when people say it's one of the ten great wonders of the world, it is one of the…

Coalition to deliver $1.2 million for Cooks River Recovery (Stage 1)

A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $1 million in Cooks River Recovery (Stage 1) under the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Programme. It will also deliver approximately $200,000 towards a new Green Army project in the electorate of Barton to support river recovery and wetland restoration efforts. The investment is part of the Coalition’s…

Coalition delivers funding for Sydney’s heritage icons

Sydney’s World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks and Cockatoo Island will share in $160,000 for conservation work and the creation of an online historical database. The grants are part of the Australian Government’s Protecting National Historic Sites Programme. A third grant of $9,500 will go to Parramatta’s Old Government House – Australia’s earliest surviving public…

Work for the Dole project provides community benefit

Flinders MP Greg Hunt visited the Western Port Community Centre on Thursday to inspect a caravan that had been refurbished by a group of Work for the Dole participants. Mr Hunt said the project had helped provide participants with valuable skills in woodwork and metalwork. “It was a pleasure to meet with members of Western…

Funding boost for Hobart’s heritage drawcards

Hobart’s Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum and the Cascades Female Factory have each secured a $10,000 grant to help tell the extraordinary stories connected with these sites. Mawson's Huts Foundation Inc will use its grant to produce educational material for school children visiting the replica. The material will be about Australia’s role in the Antarctic and…

$500,000 boost to save Tasmania’s devils

Efforts to save the iconic Tassie Devil received a boost today with the announcement of a further $500,000 in Australian Government funding. This investment will support the release of captive-bred devils to rebuild wild populations that have suffered from the devastating impact of the fatal Devil Facial Tumour Disease. This latest funding forms the final…

Delivering an additional $3.9 million for peninsula sports, bringing total package to $5.9 million

A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will invest an additional $3.9 million across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula to upgrade and build new sports facilities, bringing its total local sports commitment to $5.9 million. The Peninsula Sports Package includes: $2 million towards supporting women’s sports, including;  $410,000 for Peninsula Senior Strikers at Centenary Park; …