National Ice Taskforce important for region

Tuesday 14 April 2015: The National Ice Taskforce announced by the Prime Minister will be particularly important for communities like ours. Ice use is a significant problem in the greater Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region, where local police figures show a four-fold increase in methamphetamine problems in just two years. The Taskforce will ensure the…


CCTV upgrade underway to make Mornington safer

Thursday 9 April 2015: Mornington village will soon be safer, with work finally underway to expand the Closed-circuit Television (CCTV) network and street lighting in local laneways. Seven key laneways connecting Mornington Main Street with car parks have been targeted with improved lighting, a technology upgrade and expansion of the commercial centre’s CCTV system. The…


Small business encouraged to export as figures rise

Thursday 19 March 2015: Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb said today that China continues to be the leading market for Australian services exports and was worth $7.5 billion in 2013-2014. I agree with Minister Robb’s assessment that this figure will only increase as businesses capitalise on opportunities created through our recently concluded China…


Tackling Mornington Peninsula youth unemployment

Friday 13 March 2015: Mornington Peninsula has been chosen as one of 11 regions in Australia to be part of a pilot programme aimed at tackling youth unemployment. The Training for Employment Scholarships (TES) is one of two pilot programmes the Commonwealth Government has announced under the Industry Skills Fund – Youth Stream. Under the…


Upgraded Ballam Park athletics track opens

8 March 2015: Ballam Park Athletics Centre has received a significant boost with the official opening of its resurfaced synthetic athletics track. Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson today opened the resurfaced track and unveiled the commemorative plaque. “This project delivers on one of my 2013 election commitments to maintain the track’s status as the best…


Upgrade to Bridge Over Kananook Creek

Wednesday 4 March 2015: The Bridge over Kananook Creek, Seaford will be significantly upgraded thanks to a $433,000 Commonwealth Government contribution. The funding will be used by VicRoads to strengthen the two lane concrete bridge with overlay, making it safer and more reliable. Situated on the busy and popular Seaford Road that links the Frankston…


Green Army to descend on local foreshores and heritage properties

Thursday 26 February 2015 Protection and restoration of local foreshores and flagship heritage properties and gardens will be ramped up thanks to two new Green Army projects in Dunkley. The Mt Eliza Coastal Walk and Indigenous Vegetation Project, and a project by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) to maintain and improve garden, building and…


258 new aged care places for Dunkley

30 January 2015: 258 new aged care places will be delivered in Dunkley, estimated to be worth more than $13 million. The places include 178 residential care places and 80 homecare places. These much needed places will help meet the demand for aged care and support people to stay in their own home for longer….