Happy Birthday Commonfolk Coffee- A Local Inspiration

Happy birthday to Commonfolk, a unique coffee roasting business and café with an attached arts studio in the heart of Mornington’s dynamic industrial precinct. The business turns two on Australia Day, and is the perfect example of young citizens being innovative, contributing to the local economy and creating jobs in the process- all key focuses…


Australia Day 2015

Around 70 Dunkley residents will formalise their citizenship on Australia Day this year through Australian Citizenship Ceremonies held in Frankston and Rosebud. Congratulations to all of those citizens for choosing Australia as their country, for putting their hearts and hopes into our shared future, and for selecting our wonderful electorate as their home. I will…


Dunkley Businesses Encouraged To Apply for $476 M Skills Fund

Wednesday, 21 January 2015: Dunkley businesses can improve their productivity and competitiveness with funding from the new $476 million Industry Skills Fund. Under the initiative, Australian businesses will be given funding to provide training and advice to staff to boost their skill set. I encourage eligible local businesses to apply to the fund, which is…


Work starts to upgrade Ballam Park Running Track

Federal Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson MP and Frankston City’s outgoing Mayor Darrel Taylor today joined members of the Ballam Park Athletics Centre to turn the first sod as part of the $400,000 resurfacing upgrade. The Commonwealth Government provided $200,000 for the project. This sod turning marks another delivery of an election commitment for Dunkley….



Local Federal Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson today announced nine local groups in the electorate will share in more than $77,000 in funding to deliver projects commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australian troops in the First World War. Mr Bruce Billson said the projects aim to ensure the spirit of the Anzacs is remembered…


Billson opens new $740,000 learning areas at Bayside Christian College

Local Federal Member for Dunkley, Bruce Billson, today joined students and staff at Bayside Christian College to officially open new learning spaces in the School’s multi-purpose building. Mr Billson said the Australian Government provided $350,000 in funding to ensure students had access to the right facilities and plenty of room to grow and learn. “The…


Work starts to upgrade Seaford Community Centre

Local Federal MP for Dunkley Bruce Billson and Frankston City Council Mayor Darrel Taylor today announced work has started on a $20,000 project to install a roof upgrade at the Seaford Community Centre. Mr Billson said this work delivers on an election commitment which will enable the Centre, which includes the Seaford Junior Library and…


Applications open for the National Stronger Regions Fund

Do you have a local community project that invests in the future growth of the community? Well now is the time to apply for the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout…


Search and Rescue Dogs Australia receive funding boost

Federal Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson today announced a Federal Natural Disaster Resilience grant of $27,050 has been secured for the local volunteer organisation Search and Rescue Dogs Australia Inc. (SARDA), to deliver an internationally recognised Canine Search Specialist Training course. Mr Billson said SARDA approached his office last year seeking support in their application…


Funding agreement signed to deter crime around Frankston

Local Federal Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson and Frankston City Council Mayor Darrel Taylor today confirmed work will soon start to deter anti-social behaviour in and around Frankston, following the signing of a $359,000 funding agreement. “Earlier this year the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and I announced an investment of $359,000 to improve safety…