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MORE WATERS FOR BOATING AND FISHING IN CENTRAL VICTORIA

Four more lakes in central Victoria are now open to recreational fishers in canoes, kayaks and boats with electric motors, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined fishers, paddlers and small boat owners near Kyneton to open on-water access for the first time to Upper Coliban, Malmsbury and Lauriston reservoirs, and Hepburn Lagoon. The opening of these four waters by Coliban Water and Goulburn Murray Water complements similar on-water access expansion at Barkers Creek and Tullaroop reservoirs in April and May this year. For decades, Hepburn Lagoon and the three Kyneton lakes have been stocked with trout for freshwater fishers, supported by their fishing licence fees. Fishers can now get on the water with fly, bait or lure, to make the very most of these scenic fisheries from small watercraft. All three Kyneton lakes were stocked with nearly 110,000 native fish fingerlings last summer to encourage more people to get out and cast a line. Upper Coliban Reservoir received 25,000 golden perch fingerlings and Malmsbury 30,000 last summer, in addition to annual releases of trout grown at Fisheries’ Snobs Creek hatchery, near Eildon. Lauriston Reservoir received 25,000 golden perch and nearly 30,000 Murray cod whilst Hepburn Lagoon will remain a stocked trout fishery given its fantastic reputation as a productive cool-water destination. Plans are also underway to build boat ramps at Upper Coliban and Lauriston reservoirs over the next 12 months, making it even easier to enjoy a great day on the water. Learn more at vfa.vic.gov.au/targetonemillion2 Quote attributable to Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford “We promised to expand on-water access to six central Victorian lakes and that’s exactly what we’ve done – making it easier for more fishers to get out on the water and enjoy the great outdoors.” Quote attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville “Opening these reservoirs for sustainable fishing is all about finding the right balance between using our water resources for recreational activities while maintaining water quality.” Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “By opening on water access we’re encouraging more people to get to our region for fishing and boating – providing a boost to our local economy.”

MORE WATERS FOR BOATING AND FISHING IN CENTRAL VICTORIA

Four more lakes in central Victoria are now open to recreational fishers in canoes, kayaks and boats with electric motors, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined fishers, paddlers and small boat owners near Kyneton to open on-water access for the first time to Upper Coliban, Malmsbury and Lauriston reservoirs, and Hepburn Lagoon. The opening of these four waters by Coliban Water and Goulburn Murray Water complements similar on-water access expansion at Barkers Creek and Tullaroop reservoirs in April and May this year. For decades, Hepburn Lagoon and the three Kyneton lakes have been stocked with trout for freshwater fishers, supported by their fishing licence fees. Fishers can now get on the water with fly, bait or lure, to make the very most of these scenic fisheries from small watercraft. All three Kyneton lakes were stocked with nearly 110,000 native fish fingerlings last summer to encourage more people to get out and cast a line. Upper Coliban Reservoir received 25,000 golden perch fingerlings and Malmsbury 30,000 last summer, in addition to annual releases of trout grown at Fisheries’ Snobs Creek hatchery, near Eildon. Lauriston Reservoir received 25,000 golden perch and nearly 30,000 Murray cod whilst Hepburn Lagoon will remain a stocked trout fishery given its fantastic reputation as a productive cool-water destination. Plans are also underway to build boat ramps at Upper Coliban and Lauriston reservoirs over the next 12 months, making it even easier to enjoy a great day on the water. Learn more at vfa.vic.gov.au/targetonemillion2 Quote attributable to Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford “We promised to expand on-water access to six central Victorian lakes and that’s exactly what we’ve done – making it easier for more fishers to get out on the water and enjoy the great outdoors.” Quote attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville “Opening these reservoirs for sustainable fishing is all about finding the right balance between using our water resources for recreational activities while maintaining water quality.” Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “By opening on water access we’re encouraging more people to get to our region for fishing and boating – providing a boost to our local economy.”

KYNETON TIGERS ROAR WITH FEMALE FRIENDLY PAVILION

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering a new female-friendly pavilion at the Kyneton showgrounds, giving more eager netballers and footballers the chance to shine. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas officially opened the upgraded pavilion today at the Kyneton Showgrounds, made possible thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Labor Government’s Country Football and Netball Program. This pavilion is home to the Kyneton Tigers Junior Football and Netball Club which has more than 230 members and have been an integral part of the Kyneton community since the club formed in 1868. With the demand continuing to grow for female football participation, the need for modern and appropriate facilities is essential. The new pavilion with female friendly change-rooms and amenities benefits players, coaches, umpires and supporters. This enables the clubs to welcome more female players and give club administrators greater flexibility when scheduling training and competition. It will also increase opportunities for the pavilion and oval to be used by other sporting, school and community groups. The Government is strongly committed to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. Across Victoria, we’ve invested more than $850 million in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014. The Government also acknowledged project partner Macedon Ranges Shire Council for its commitment and investment to deliver the project. Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “We’re seeing growing numbers of girls and boys, women and men signing up to play sport at local clubs and now the Andrews Labor Government is making sure clubs like the Tigers have the facilities they deserve.” “We want all Victorians to have access to high quality facilities regardless of where they live or what gender they are.” “We’re so proud to be delivering modern, fit for purpose facilities that truly cater for all.”

KYNETON TIGERS ROAR WITH FEMALE FRIENDLY PAVILION

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering a new female-friendly pavilion at the Kyneton showgrounds, giving more eager netballers and footballers the chance to shine. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas officially opened the upgraded pavilion today at the Kyneton Showgrounds, made possible thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Labor Government’s Country Football and Netball Program. This pavilion is home to the Kyneton Tigers Junior Football and Netball Club which has more than 230 members and have been an integral part of the Kyneton community since the club formed in 1868. With the demand continuing to grow for female football participation, the need for modern and appropriate facilities is essential. The new pavilion with female friendly change-rooms and amenities benefits players, coaches, umpires and supporters. This enables the clubs to welcome more female players and give club administrators greater flexibility when scheduling training and competition. It will also increase opportunities for the pavilion and oval to be used by other sporting, school and community groups. The Government is strongly committed to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. Across Victoria, we’ve invested more than $850 million in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014. The Government also acknowledged project partner Macedon Ranges Shire Council for its commitment and investment to deliver the project. Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “We’re seeing growing numbers of girls and boys, women and men signing up to play sport at local clubs and now the Andrews Labor Government is making sure clubs like the Tigers have the facilities they deserve.” “We want all Victorians to have access to high quality facilities regardless of where they live or what gender they are.” “We’re so proud to be delivering modern, fit for purpose facilities that truly cater for all.”

DELIVERING FOR FEMALE SPORTING STARS IN WOODEND

More women and girls can kick goals and hit sixes in Woodend thanks to a new female-friendly pavilion at Gilbert Gordon Oval. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas officially opened the redeveloped pavilion today, made possible thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. The reserve is home to the Woodend Hesket “Hawks” Football and Netball Club and the Woodend Cricket Club and are integral parts of the local Woodend community. With the demand continuing to grow for female participation, the need for modern and appropriate facilities is essential – which is why the Labor Government has delivered vital upgrades in Woodend. The pavilion benefits players, coaches, umpires and supporters with female friendly player and umpire changerooms. The pavilion enables the clubs to welcome more women and girls and gives club administrators greater flexibility in scheduling training and competition. It will also increase opportunities for the pavilion to be used by other sporting, school and community groups. The Government is strongly committed to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. Across Victoria, we’ve invested more than $850 million in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014. The Government also acknowledged project partner Macedon Ranges Shire Council for its commitment and investment to deliver the project. Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “We’re seeing growing numbers of girls and boys, women and men signing up to play sport at local clubs and now the Andrews Labor Government is making sure clubs like the Hawks have the facilities they deserve.” “We want all Victorians to have access to high quality facilities regardless of where they live or what gender they are.” “We’re so proud to be delivering modern, fit for purpose facilities that truly cater for all.”

DELIVERING FOR FEMALE SPORTING STARS IN WOODEND

More women and girls can kick goals and hit sixes in Woodend thanks to a new female-friendly pavilion at Gilbert Gordon Oval. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas officially opened the redeveloped pavilion today, made possible thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. The reserve is home to the Woodend Hesket “Hawks” Football and Netball Club and the Woodend Cricket Club and are integral parts of the local Woodend community. With the demand continuing to grow for female participation, the need for modern and appropriate facilities is essential – which is why the Labor Government has delivered vital upgrades in Woodend. The pavilion benefits players, coaches, umpires and supporters with female friendly player and umpire changerooms. The pavilion enables the clubs to welcome more women and girls and gives club administrators greater flexibility in scheduling training and competition. It will also increase opportunities for the pavilion to be used by other sporting, school and community groups. The Government is strongly committed to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. Across Victoria, we’ve invested more than $850 million in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014. The Government also acknowledged project partner Macedon Ranges Shire Council for its commitment and investment to deliver the project. Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “We’re seeing growing numbers of girls and boys, women and men signing up to play sport at local clubs and now the Andrews Labor Government is making sure clubs like the Hawks have the facilities they deserve.” “We want all Victorians to have access to high quality facilities regardless of where they live or what gender they are.” “We’re so proud to be delivering modern, fit for purpose facilities that truly cater for all.”

DAYLESFORD TABLE TENNIS CLUB THE PLACE TO BE FOR LOCALS TO GET ACTIVE

The Andrews Labor Government together with VicHealth is giving Daylesford Table Tennis Club the tools it needs to grow. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the Daylesford Table Tennis Club to see their new equipment, courtesy of a $2,340 grant from VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants program, an initiative encouraging more Victorians to get physically active. The grant has provided the club with new children’s tables, bats and balls. Since receiving the new equipment, the club has grown to eight families and has increased female participation. Mary-Anne Thomas said the grant has made a significant difference to Daylesford Table Tennis Club and has helped more local residents get involved in community sport. The club is located at Victoria Park, Daylesford, and has sessions from 7:30pm on Wednesdays, 1-3pm on Fridays and 10am-12pm on Sundays. Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “Daylesford Table Tennis club is a fantastic place for locals to come and participate in a great family friendly sport.” “This grant has enabled the club to deliver a wide range of opportunities for people to get involved, no matter their age, gender or ability.” Quotes attributable to Daylesford Table Tennis Club Treasurer Peter Gartland “We have set up a family friendly environment, where everyone from young children to adults can be entertained.”

DAYLESFORD TABLE TENNIS CLUB THE PLACE TO BE FOR LOCALS TO GET ACTIVE

The Andrews Labor Government together with VicHealth is giving Daylesford Table Tennis Club the tools it needs to grow. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the Daylesford Table Tennis Club to see their new equipment, courtesy of a $2,340 grant from VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants program, an initiative encouraging more Victorians to get physically active. The grant has provided the club with new children’s tables, bats and balls. Since receiving the new equipment, the club has grown to eight families and has increased female participation. Mary-Anne Thomas said the grant has made a significant difference to Daylesford Table Tennis Club and has helped more local residents get involved in community sport. The club is located at Victoria Park, Daylesford, and has sessions from 7:30pm on Wednesdays, 1-3pm on Fridays and 10am-12pm on Sundays. Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “Daylesford Table Tennis club is a fantastic place for locals to come and participate in a great family friendly sport.” “This grant has enabled the club to deliver a wide range of opportunities for people to get involved, no matter their age, gender or ability.” Quotes attributable to Daylesford Table Tennis Club Treasurer Peter Gartland “We have set up a family friendly environment, where everyone from young children to adults can be entertained.”

Campaigns

Fair funding for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct

The Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct is an ambitious, community-initiated project that will deliver the indoor and outdoor sporting and recreational facilities our kids need now and into the future. 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. This project will only be delivered with all three levels of government paying their fair share. 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. 

Fair funding for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct

The Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct is an ambitious, community-initiated project that will deliver the indoor and outdoor sporting and recreational facilities our kids need now and into the future. 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. This project will only be delivered with all three levels of government paying their fair share. 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. 

MACEDON YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

In 2018, I made a public commitment that I would start a Youth Advisory Council if I were elected for another term. I'm thrilled that the Macedon community has entrusted me with another four years as their representative so that I can make good on my promise to young people in my electorate! The aims of the Youth Advisory Council are to provide a platform for the perspectives and priorities of young people across Macedon, to empower young people to take action, show leadership and learn about government and its processes. I want to hear from young people across the Macedon electorate about what matters to them.  Mary-Anne Thomas MP   Who is it for? The Youth Advisory Council is for 12 passionate and community-minded young people from across the Macedon electorate. Applicants should be between the ages of 16 – 26 inclusive and be committed to attending all sessions. What is the commitment? The Youth Advisory Council will meet five times over a year at various locations including at the Victorian Parliament. Why apply for the Youth Advisory Council? The Youth Advisory Council will bring together young people who are interested in taking a leadership role within our community. This unique program will provide participants with the opportunity to build their understanding of government, the role and responsibilities of a Member of Parliament, and to understand pathways into politics. How can I apply for the Youth Advisory Council? There are 4 simple questions to answer in the application for the Youth Advisory Council. Applicants can answer them in writing  or via a video. What do you love about living in the Macedon electorate? What issues are most important to you, and why? Why do you want to be a part of the Youth Advisory Council? In your opinion, what do you think is something that could be improved for our community? Applications are now closed.   For more information or any other questions, email korey.fernando@parliament.vic.gov.au        

MACEDON YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

In 2018, I made a public commitment that I would start a Youth Advisory Council if I were elected for another term. I'm thrilled that the Macedon community has entrusted me with another four years as their representative so that I can make good on my promise to young people in my electorate! The aims of the Youth Advisory Council are to provide a platform for the perspectives and priorities of young people across Macedon, to empower young people to take action, show leadership and learn about government and its processes. I want to hear from young people across the Macedon electorate about what matters to them.  Mary-Anne Thomas MP   Who is it for? The Youth Advisory Council is for 12 passionate and community-minded young people from across the Macedon electorate. Applicants should be between the ages of 16 – 26 inclusive and be committed to attending all sessions. What is the commitment? The Youth Advisory Council will meet five times over a year at various locations including at the Victorian Parliament. Why apply for the Youth Advisory Council? The Youth Advisory Council will bring together young people who are interested in taking a leadership role within our community. This unique program will provide participants with the opportunity to build their understanding of government, the role and responsibilities of a Member of Parliament, and to understand pathways into politics. How can I apply for the Youth Advisory Council? There are 4 simple questions to answer in the application for the Youth Advisory Council. Applicants can answer them in writing  or via a video. What do you love about living in the Macedon electorate? What issues are most important to you, and why? Why do you want to be a part of the Youth Advisory Council? In your opinion, what do you think is something that could be improved for our community? Applications are now closed.   For more information or any other questions, email korey.fernando@parliament.vic.gov.au        

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