Mary-Anne Thomas delivering for Macedon

all fields required

Stay in touch

or continue to home page >
Authorised by Mary-Anne Thomas, Shop 14, Nexus Centre, 9 Goode Street, Gisborne VIC 3437

Media Centre

FREE PADS AND TAMPONS IN ALL GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN MACEDON

Free pads and tampons are now available in every government school in the Macedon electorate, and across the state – reducing the discomfort and embarrassment around periods for girls and saving families hundreds of dollars every year. Victoria is the first state or territory in Australia to ensure all students attending government schools have access to free pads and tampons – with the initiative now in Victoria’s more than 1500 government schools, including in the Macedon. The $20.7 million initiative helps students feel more comfortable managing their periods by providing discreet and easy access to products when they need them. Pads and tampons are available free of charge in school bathrooms, relieving anxiety and embarrassment for girls, and ensuring they can get the most from their education. Schools will play an important role in promoting a positive culture around menstrual health and build a supportive environment among the school community. The initiative also aims to reduce the stigma of periods, make school more inclusive and will ease the cost of living on families while helping students focus on their studies. Lack of easy access to pads and tampons can negatively impact on students’ participation in sport and everyday school activities. Students may not be able to concentrate in class, feel comfortable or feel confident doing physical activity, or they may miss school altogether. Sanitary items are a necessity, not a luxury, and this initiative is supporting tens of thousands of girls and young women in schools across the state. As part of this initiative, students also receive important health information about how to manage their periods. The Government is also supporting students’ health and wellbeing through a number of other initiatives including mental health practitioners in secondary schools and the expansion of the School Breakfast Clubs program to 500 new schools. Through its Education State Targets, the Victorian Government is committed to building resilience and physical activity in students, while also increasing access and equity in education. Right now, only senior secondary students and other students who are not able to be supervised at home and for who no other arrangements can be made – including children whose parents cannot work from home, vulnerable children and children with a disability – are learning at school. All other students are learning remotely. Quote attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP  “This great initiative means that all girls in our public schools across Macedon have access to sanitary items when they need them.” “Pads and tampons are just as essential as toilet paper and soap, and free sanitary items means that students can focus on their studies.”

FREE PADS AND TAMPONS IN ALL GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN MACEDON

Free pads and tampons are now available in every government school in the Macedon electorate, and across the state – reducing the discomfort and embarrassment around periods for girls and saving families hundreds of dollars every year. Victoria is the first state or territory in Australia to ensure all students attending government schools have access to free pads and tampons – with the initiative now in Victoria’s more than 1500 government schools, including in the Macedon. The $20.7 million initiative helps students feel more comfortable managing their periods by providing discreet and easy access to products when they need them. Pads and tampons are available free of charge in school bathrooms, relieving anxiety and embarrassment for girls, and ensuring they can get the most from their education. Schools will play an important role in promoting a positive culture around menstrual health and build a supportive environment among the school community. The initiative also aims to reduce the stigma of periods, make school more inclusive and will ease the cost of living on families while helping students focus on their studies. Lack of easy access to pads and tampons can negatively impact on students’ participation in sport and everyday school activities. Students may not be able to concentrate in class, feel comfortable or feel confident doing physical activity, or they may miss school altogether. Sanitary items are a necessity, not a luxury, and this initiative is supporting tens of thousands of girls and young women in schools across the state. As part of this initiative, students also receive important health information about how to manage their periods. The Government is also supporting students’ health and wellbeing through a number of other initiatives including mental health practitioners in secondary schools and the expansion of the School Breakfast Clubs program to 500 new schools. Through its Education State Targets, the Victorian Government is committed to building resilience and physical activity in students, while also increasing access and equity in education. Right now, only senior secondary students and other students who are not able to be supervised at home and for who no other arrangements can be made – including children whose parents cannot work from home, vulnerable children and children with a disability – are learning at school. All other students are learning remotely. Quote attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP  “This great initiative means that all girls in our public schools across Macedon have access to sanitary items when they need them.” “Pads and tampons are just as essential as toilet paper and soap, and free sanitary items means that students can focus on their studies.”

GRANTS TO KEEP MACEDON RANGES AND HEPBURN CREATIVES WORKING

Photo credit: Samantha Slicer Macedon Ranges and Hepburn creatives are among hundreds of Victorian artists and creative businesses to receive a lifeline from the Victorian Government, enabling them to keep working, adapting and creating through the pandemic. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced nine local creative businesses and artists will share in $45,000, including Hudson Japananga Maxwell of Mount Macedon, Woodend’s Katherine Scott and Shaun Evans, Elisabeth Langslow from Malmsbury, Kyneton’s Woodstock Music and Joshua Tyler, Newham’s Samantha Slicer, Trentham’s Sandy Scheltema and MDP Photography and Video from Fryerstown. The Sustaining Creative Workers program provides targeted quick response assistance to Victorian creatives who have been hard-hit by the crisis. This second tranche of the program delivers grants totaling $2.3 million to 373 independent creatives and creative micro-businesses and organisations right across Victoria – including artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, festivals, galleries, design studios, fashion labels and more. The grants will enable them to develop, deliver and adapt their work in a changed environment, including supporting equipment upgrades, research and development, digital initiatives and professional and business capacity building. Prior to the pandemic, the creative industries employed 280,000 Victorians and contributed $31 billion annually to the state economy. In recent months the sector has been devastated due to coronavirus related restrictions and closures, with thousands of people losing work and income. Totalling $4.7 million overall, the Sustaining Creative Workers initiative is part of the Victorian Government’s $66.3 million survival package for the state’s creative sector. This program was delivered in partnership with Regional Arts Victoria and Arts Access Victoria. For a full list of recipients visit creative.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP “The Sustaining Creative Workers initiative is investing in the careers of our Macedon Ranges and Hepburn creatives – and we’re determined to help them survive and connect with audiences during this pandemic and beyond.” “These grants will help our creatives adapt, so they can continue to work while future-proofing their business and career.”  Quotes attributable to grant recipient, Samantha Slicer “COVID-19 has disrupted conventional public displays of many art forms but it has created a whole new demand for remote experiences that are genuinely immersive.” “With this grant I will be researching virtual reality presentation methods to allow better remote communication and presentation of completed and in-progress works. The aim is to create intuitively navigated virtual walk-throughs and 360°experiences of large scale works in real (or apparently real) spaces.”

GRANTS TO KEEP MACEDON RANGES AND HEPBURN CREATIVES WORKING

Photo credit: Samantha Slicer Macedon Ranges and Hepburn creatives are among hundreds of Victorian artists and creative businesses to receive a lifeline from the Victorian Government, enabling them to keep working, adapting and creating through the pandemic. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced nine local creative businesses and artists will share in $45,000, including Hudson Japananga Maxwell of Mount Macedon, Woodend’s Katherine Scott and Shaun Evans, Elisabeth Langslow from Malmsbury, Kyneton’s Woodstock Music and Joshua Tyler, Newham’s Samantha Slicer, Trentham’s Sandy Scheltema and MDP Photography and Video from Fryerstown. The Sustaining Creative Workers program provides targeted quick response assistance to Victorian creatives who have been hard-hit by the crisis. This second tranche of the program delivers grants totaling $2.3 million to 373 independent creatives and creative micro-businesses and organisations right across Victoria – including artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, festivals, galleries, design studios, fashion labels and more. The grants will enable them to develop, deliver and adapt their work in a changed environment, including supporting equipment upgrades, research and development, digital initiatives and professional and business capacity building. Prior to the pandemic, the creative industries employed 280,000 Victorians and contributed $31 billion annually to the state economy. In recent months the sector has been devastated due to coronavirus related restrictions and closures, with thousands of people losing work and income. Totalling $4.7 million overall, the Sustaining Creative Workers initiative is part of the Victorian Government’s $66.3 million survival package for the state’s creative sector. This program was delivered in partnership with Regional Arts Victoria and Arts Access Victoria. For a full list of recipients visit creative.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP “The Sustaining Creative Workers initiative is investing in the careers of our Macedon Ranges and Hepburn creatives – and we’re determined to help them survive and connect with audiences during this pandemic and beyond.” “These grants will help our creatives adapt, so they can continue to work while future-proofing their business and career.”  Quotes attributable to grant recipient, Samantha Slicer “COVID-19 has disrupted conventional public displays of many art forms but it has created a whole new demand for remote experiences that are genuinely immersive.” “With this grant I will be researching virtual reality presentation methods to allow better remote communication and presentation of completed and in-progress works. The aim is to create intuitively navigated virtual walk-throughs and 360°experiences of large scale works in real (or apparently real) spaces.”

A SAFER MAIN ROAD FOR ROMSEY LOCALS

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are welcoming the completion of a new roundabout that is increasing road safety and improving traffic flow in the heart of Romsey. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP said the $4.7 million intersection upgrade on Barry and Main Streets is making it easier to move around the community safely. Crews built the new roundabout with bluestone features, and relocated powerlines underground, to enhance the community’s ‘village-feel’. New pedestrian islands and footpath connections were also installed, with street lighting to be installed by Powercor in the coming weeks. The project supported regional jobs during construction with Broadford-based contractor, Wrights Earthmoving, delivering the new roundabout on Main Street which is normally used by more than 9,000 vehicles each day. A roundabout was chosen for the upgrade because they are proven to drastically improve safety at intersections, including reducing the risk of being seriously injured in a crash by up to 90 per cent. For those visiting local shops, access to the service road has been streamlined following community consultation, with one entrance and exit remaining and the installation of a pedestrian crossing on Main Street last year. The project is on top of a massive regional road maintenance blitz and upcoming intersection upgrades at Station and Saunders Road, and Melbourne and Kilmore Roads in Gisborne. To keep track of road projects in your area, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP “The community told us Barry Street needed fixing and we’ve taken action to improve traffic flow and boost safety.” “With the new roundabout and pedestrian crossing, we’ve transformed the heart of Romsey into an area that is safer for all road users.”

A SAFER MAIN ROAD FOR ROMSEY LOCALS

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are welcoming the completion of a new roundabout that is increasing road safety and improving traffic flow in the heart of Romsey. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP said the $4.7 million intersection upgrade on Barry and Main Streets is making it easier to move around the community safely. Crews built the new roundabout with bluestone features, and relocated powerlines underground, to enhance the community’s ‘village-feel’. New pedestrian islands and footpath connections were also installed, with street lighting to be installed by Powercor in the coming weeks. The project supported regional jobs during construction with Broadford-based contractor, Wrights Earthmoving, delivering the new roundabout on Main Street which is normally used by more than 9,000 vehicles each day. A roundabout was chosen for the upgrade because they are proven to drastically improve safety at intersections, including reducing the risk of being seriously injured in a crash by up to 90 per cent. For those visiting local shops, access to the service road has been streamlined following community consultation, with one entrance and exit remaining and the installation of a pedestrian crossing on Main Street last year. The project is on top of a massive regional road maintenance blitz and upcoming intersection upgrades at Station and Saunders Road, and Melbourne and Kilmore Roads in Gisborne. To keep track of road projects in your area, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP “The community told us Barry Street needed fixing and we’ve taken action to improve traffic flow and boost safety.” “With the new roundabout and pedestrian crossing, we’ve transformed the heart of Romsey into an area that is safer for all road users.”

HELPING OUR MACEDON RANGES SPORT COMPETITIONS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) Community sport in the Macedon Ranges has been given a boost thanks to a grant from the Victorian Government aimed at helping local leagues and associations ride out the coronavirus pandemic and come back ready to play. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced three grants have been approved in the region from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. These grants will enable Riddell District Football & Netball League, Kyneton Basketball Association and Macedon Ranges Netball Association to help them meet fixed costs to ensure they can remain operationally viable and provide a valuable boost for their clubs and membership. It will also help them safely operate and reactivate at the other side of the coronavirus pandemic. Since the start of the coronavirus shutdown, the community sport and active recreation sector has suffered significant revenue losses, putting sporting associations, leagues and clubs at financial risk. The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package is rolling out grants in four categories: grants of up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations; grants of up to $200,000 to smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; grants of up to $15,000 for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 for individual clubs. There are now 200 local leagues and associations across the state who have scored a share in more than $1.4 million thanks to the Victorian Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. The grants are part of the Government’s strong investment in supporting community sport and active recreation in these challenging times. The Victorian Government is also investing $68 million in shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, to stimulate jobs and economic activity, and deliver fantastic new projects to local communities as part of the new $2.7 Building Works package. Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP “People in the Macedon Ranges love their footy, basketball and netball – and these grants are helping our associations keep their eyes towards a return to play.”  “Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this crisis and come back better than ever is critical to our economic and social recovery, and to our community’s physical and mental wellbeing.”

HELPING OUR MACEDON RANGES SPORT COMPETITIONS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) Community sport in the Macedon Ranges has been given a boost thanks to a grant from the Victorian Government aimed at helping local leagues and associations ride out the coronavirus pandemic and come back ready to play. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced three grants have been approved in the region from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. These grants will enable Riddell District Football & Netball League, Kyneton Basketball Association and Macedon Ranges Netball Association to help them meet fixed costs to ensure they can remain operationally viable and provide a valuable boost for their clubs and membership. It will also help them safely operate and reactivate at the other side of the coronavirus pandemic. Since the start of the coronavirus shutdown, the community sport and active recreation sector has suffered significant revenue losses, putting sporting associations, leagues and clubs at financial risk. The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package is rolling out grants in four categories: grants of up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations; grants of up to $200,000 to smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; grants of up to $15,000 for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 for individual clubs. There are now 200 local leagues and associations across the state who have scored a share in more than $1.4 million thanks to the Victorian Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. The grants are part of the Government’s strong investment in supporting community sport and active recreation in these challenging times. The Victorian Government is also investing $68 million in shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, to stimulate jobs and economic activity, and deliver fantastic new projects to local communities as part of the new $2.7 Building Works package. Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP “People in the Macedon Ranges love their footy, basketball and netball – and these grants are helping our associations keep their eyes towards a return to play.”  “Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this crisis and come back better than ever is critical to our economic and social recovery, and to our community’s physical and mental wellbeing.”

Campaigns

Mental Health

Mental health is something that affects every Victorian. From teenagers to retirees, mums and dads, and workers in all trades and professions. Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime. All of us will know someone who has experienced mental illness or mental health issues. We know many people do not seek treatment for their mental health issues, or do not receive the level of care they need. This is why the Andrews Government has established a Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – the first of its kind in Australia. It’s an opportunity to repair and build the modern, contemporary mental health system Victorians deserve. Access the report here The Commission will continue to involve people with lived experience of mental illness in its work and in developing the final report. More information about ongoing engagement work, including the public hearings, will be published on the Commission’s website in coming months. Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley (pictured far left) was interviewed by the Macedon Youth Council members Laura Crozier and Miranda Johnson-Jones as part of a forum held at Gisborne Secondary College to discuss the findings of the interim report and its impact on the young people of our region. "For far too long, mental health hasn’t received the attention it deserves. But as a government and as a state, we’re are serious about this issue – and it’s going to save lives.  This is an issue that has deeply impacted our community and I look forward to working with each of you into the future to ensure that we get the best outcomes for our community." Minister Foley Annie Rowland also spoke about the work that Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group are doing in developing a community support model to better support people living with mental illness or suicidal ideation in the community. To keep informed about the fantastic work this group are doing visit their website here and follow them on Facebook. MENTAL HEALTH AND SERVICE GUIDE My Mental Health Contacts & Services Guide is updated annually and goes out to schools, local GP’s and community health services, and contains information about local services, support groups, specialist support, phone apps and more. Download the guide by right clicking this link – 2019 Mental Health Services Guide If you’d like a hard copies of the booklet, give my office a call on (03) 5428 2138

Mental Health

Mental health is something that affects every Victorian. From teenagers to retirees, mums and dads, and workers in all trades and professions. Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime. All of us will know someone who has experienced mental illness or mental health issues. We know many people do not seek treatment for their mental health issues, or do not receive the level of care they need. This is why the Andrews Government has established a Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – the first of its kind in Australia. It’s an opportunity to repair and build the modern, contemporary mental health system Victorians deserve. Access the report here The Commission will continue to involve people with lived experience of mental illness in its work and in developing the final report. More information about ongoing engagement work, including the public hearings, will be published on the Commission’s website in coming months. Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley (pictured far left) was interviewed by the Macedon Youth Council members Laura Crozier and Miranda Johnson-Jones as part of a forum held at Gisborne Secondary College to discuss the findings of the interim report and its impact on the young people of our region. "For far too long, mental health hasn’t received the attention it deserves. But as a government and as a state, we’re are serious about this issue – and it’s going to save lives.  This is an issue that has deeply impacted our community and I look forward to working with each of you into the future to ensure that we get the best outcomes for our community." Minister Foley Annie Rowland also spoke about the work that Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group are doing in developing a community support model to better support people living with mental illness or suicidal ideation in the community. To keep informed about the fantastic work this group are doing visit their website here and follow them on Facebook. MENTAL HEALTH AND SERVICE GUIDE My Mental Health Contacts & Services Guide is updated annually and goes out to schools, local GP’s and community health services, and contains information about local services, support groups, specialist support, phone apps and more. Download the guide by right clicking this link – 2019 Mental Health Services Guide If you’d like a hard copies of the booklet, give my office a call on (03) 5428 2138

Victory! Speed Reduction for a safer Toolern Vale

The Toolern Vale community has been successful in their campaign for a speed reduction on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road.  Locals and residents from surrounding towns travelling through Toolern Vale will have a safer journey thanks to a speed limit change along on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road. The Andrews Labor Government has listened to locals and will now implement a speed limit reduction between Gisborne-Melton Road and O’Connell Avenue – from 80km/hour to 60km/hour. The change will come into effect when new speed limit signs are installed in mid-2020, with the impact on travel time expected to be minimal. Reducing the speed limit will improve safety for everyone driving through and living in Toolern Vale, especially pedestrians crossing the road to get around town. The Toolern Vale community have advocated tirelessly to see this important change made, and I want to acknowledge everyone who signed the petition to make it happen. For updates about the speed reduction visit Vic Roads

Victory! Speed Reduction for a safer Toolern Vale

The Toolern Vale community has been successful in their campaign for a speed reduction on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road.  Locals and residents from surrounding towns travelling through Toolern Vale will have a safer journey thanks to a speed limit change along on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road. The Andrews Labor Government has listened to locals and will now implement a speed limit reduction between Gisborne-Melton Road and O’Connell Avenue – from 80km/hour to 60km/hour. The change will come into effect when new speed limit signs are installed in mid-2020, with the impact on travel time expected to be minimal. Reducing the speed limit will improve safety for everyone driving through and living in Toolern Vale, especially pedestrians crossing the road to get around town. The Toolern Vale community have advocated tirelessly to see this important change made, and I want to acknowledge everyone who signed the petition to make it happen. For updates about the speed reduction visit Vic Roads

Fair funding for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct

Sign our petition and tell Prime Minister Scott Morrison that we need $10 million from the federal government to make the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct a reality. The Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct is an ambitious, community-initiated project that will deliver the indoor and outdoor sporting and recreational facilities our community needs now and into the future. The facilities will be spread across two interconnected sites in New Gisborne at the corner of Barringo Rd and Hamilton Road and support a wide range of local sporting and community organisations and clubs; and also attract regional, state and other elite level competitions. The Andrews Labor Government is committed to this project and that's why we have delivered $11.6 million towards making the Precinct a reality. Macedon Ranges Shire Council are leading the development of the Precinct and have a planned contribution of $10 million and $100,000 in support from AFL Victoria. This project will only be delivered with all three levels of government paying their fair share. Macedon Ranges Shire Council have announced that the design services tender for the precinct has been awarded to City Collective Pty. Ltd - which means we're one step closer to giving our growing clubs the facilities they need. It's well past time this vital project was funded, so we need to take action together. I encourage players, coaches, volunteers, parents and friends to write to the Minister for Sport, Richard Colbeck, to request the Federal Government contribute their fair share so we can get the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct underway. If you're uncertain on how to write a letter to the Minister, you can download a handy template here - Letter Template - Minister for Sport. Send your emails to senator.colbeck@aph.gov.au - and let's keep up the momentum until we see the funding secured! The Macedon Ranges Sports Precinct will comprise of the following: Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Hub The Regional Sports Hub concept is envisioned as a four-to-six court indoor stadium and community activity hub in New Gisborne and is set to feature: Change rooms and amenities Indoor sports courts Storage Show court Spectator seating Multipurpose rooms Car parking Sports administration area Café and social area Regional Sports Fields In addition to a new oval complex in New Gisborne, including a regional synthetic surface ground and associated buildings the regional sports fields project will also include recreational facilities such as walking tracks, cycling, passive recreation spaces and playgrounds. Natural grass sports field Synthetic surface sports field Activity area Car park Play space BBQ area Wet lands/detention basin Gym equipment Tennis courts Cricket nets Read more about the project developments here

Fair funding for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct

Sign our petition and tell Prime Minister Scott Morrison that we need $10 million from the federal government to make the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct a reality. The Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct is an ambitious, community-initiated project that will deliver the indoor and outdoor sporting and recreational facilities our community needs now and into the future. The facilities will be spread across two interconnected sites in New Gisborne at the corner of Barringo Rd and Hamilton Road and support a wide range of local sporting and community organisations and clubs; and also attract regional, state and other elite level competitions. The Andrews Labor Government is committed to this project and that's why we have delivered $11.6 million towards making the Precinct a reality. Macedon Ranges Shire Council are leading the development of the Precinct and have a planned contribution of $10 million and $100,000 in support from AFL Victoria. This project will only be delivered with all three levels of government paying their fair share. Macedon Ranges Shire Council have announced that the design services tender for the precinct has been awarded to City Collective Pty. Ltd - which means we're one step closer to giving our growing clubs the facilities they need. It's well past time this vital project was funded, so we need to take action together. I encourage players, coaches, volunteers, parents and friends to write to the Minister for Sport, Richard Colbeck, to request the Federal Government contribute their fair share so we can get the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct underway. If you're uncertain on how to write a letter to the Minister, you can download a handy template here - Letter Template - Minister for Sport. Send your emails to senator.colbeck@aph.gov.au - and let's keep up the momentum until we see the funding secured! The Macedon Ranges Sports Precinct will comprise of the following: Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Hub The Regional Sports Hub concept is envisioned as a four-to-six court indoor stadium and community activity hub in New Gisborne and is set to feature: Change rooms and amenities Indoor sports courts Storage Show court Spectator seating Multipurpose rooms Car parking Sports administration area Café and social area Regional Sports Fields In addition to a new oval complex in New Gisborne, including a regional synthetic surface ground and associated buildings the regional sports fields project will also include recreational facilities such as walking tracks, cycling, passive recreation spaces and playgrounds. Natural grass sports field Synthetic surface sports field Activity area Car park Play space BBQ area Wet lands/detention basin Gym equipment Tennis courts Cricket nets Read more about the project developments here

WE DID IT! Saunders Rd Intersection

Funding to upgrade the intersection at Saunders and Station roads has been delivered and works have begun.