Local Updates

The Australian Government is investing $20 million in Volunteer Grants in recognition of the hard work and many hours over 8.7 million volunteers dedicate to not-for-profit organisations. The 2018 Volunteer Grants Program provides funding to support, encourage and increase participation in volunteering in local communities.
I am thrilled that the new East Warburton phone tower is up and operating. The Turnbull Government's Blackspot funding programme was created so towers like this could be built and communities like East Warburton could be assisted.
Casey is set to benefit from improved tourism following the announcement that the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination project will be funded under the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream.
At the last election I pledged $45,000 to provide a state-of- the- art CCTV security camera network for Woori Yallock. Now that the cameras are up and running, they will prevent and deter a significant amount of local crime.

New courts are a hit

Monday, 28 May 2018
In an exciting development for tennis players in Lilydale, a project to resurface two tennis courts at the Lilydale Tennis Club has recently been completed. $20,000 in funding from the Turnbull Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, which was matched by the Club, ensures that all of the Club’s courts are of a similar standard. Lilydale Tennis Club now has the capacity to host regional tournaments.
At the 2016 Federal election I promised improved mobile coverage for Kalorama, Mt Evelyn and Chum Creek. On 5th April 2018 it was announced that the Turnbull Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme will fund mobile phone towers in each of these towns.
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