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SUPPORTING VICTORIAN PRODUCERS TO SHINE

Small-scale and craft producers across Victoria are now better equipped to grow their businesses and spread local produce more widely, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Hand to Ground farm..

GETTING ON WITH THE ROMSEY ECOTHERAPY PARK

The Andrews Labor Government is promoting health and wellbeing, as well as attracting more people to regional Victoria, through the creation of the Romsey Ecotherapy Park. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Romsey to see Stage One of the park’s development, and to..

WOODEND COMMUNITY PRECINCT SET FOR TRANSFORMATION

Woodend Community Centre, in the heart of the Macedon Ranges, is now well placed for a major redevelopment thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today visited Woodend to announce a $50,000 Labor Government grant from the Stronger..

BUS SERVICES BOOSTED IN THE MACEDON RANGES

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting public transport in the Macedon Ranges, with more bus services and simpler timetables to better connect Lancefield and Romsey with Gisborne and Sunbury. 60 extra services will make travel simpler for locals and give more options for travel between..

A SAFER CROSSING FOR THE RIDDELLS CREEK COMMUNITY

Pedestrians, drivers and cyclists are set for a safer and easier journey with works underway to build new pedestrian lights in the heart of Riddells Creek. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited Riddells Creek today to mark the start of works on the $400,000 project..

TELLING THE STORIES OF MACEDON RANGES VETERANS

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive for future generations in Macedon. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas has announced $8,635 for Macedon Ranges Shire Council to the Gisborne War Memorial Site. The grant was approved as part of the Restoring..

GIVING LOCALS A VOICE AT THE MENTAL HEALTH ROYAL COMMISSION

Macedon locals will have a chance to share their lived experiences and be a part of a once-in-a-generation reform of our mental health system. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas is encouraging locals to access the new online portal, share their experiences and tell the Commissioners..

LOCAL MP CALLS ON YOUNG LEADERS FOR YOUTH COUNCIL

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas is calling on young people aged 16-26 to take part in a new initiative designed to empower local youth. Announced this week, the Macedon Youth Advisory Council will comprise 12 members selected from across the Macedon electorate. This unique program..

SPORTS BONANZA FOR HEPBURN AND MACEDON RANGES

Five sporting facilities around Hepburn and the Macedon Ranges are receiving upgrades to meet the needs of growing communities and a huge uptake in local women’s sport, thanks to a major boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin..

LOCAL ARTIST’S TIMELY TWIST AT FORMER LEVEL CROSSING

A Macedon Ranges sculptor has added creative flair to the space underneath Melton Highway’s new bridge in place of a notorious Sydenham level crossing. A concept from sculptor Jason Waterhouse was chosen as the Melton Highway Level Crossing Removal Project’s preferred artwork late last year..

BETTER MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE FOR BARFOLD

Barfold will receive a new mobile phone tower through a partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and the Federal Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas celebrated the announcement with local CFA volunteers and community members at Langley-Barfold Fire Station. The Labor Government’s $5.8 million investment..

EXTRA DAYLESFORD AND WOODEND COACHES START THIS MONTH

Daylesford and Woodend passengers will enjoy a more frequent coach service from April 1, with 24 additional trips per week between the two towns added to the timetable. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the extra V/Line services would provide better connections for people travelling..

NEW KYNETON TO TRENTHAM BUS ROUTE STARTS THIS MONTH

Kyneton residents will have access to more than 100 new weekly bus services from 1 April, including a new Trentham route. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas met with Kyneton residents at the Kyneton Town Centre bus stop on Jennings Street. These new services will deliver..

SUPPORTING MEN’S HEALTH WITH MEN’S SHED BOOST

The Andrews Labor Government is building or upgrading men’s sheds for communities all over Victoria. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas announced this year’s Men’s Shed grant applications are now open. The Labor Government is investing nearly $900,000 to build, upgrade or refurbish men’s sheds, which..

FIXING GISBORNE’S DIFFICULT INTERSECTION

Locals, commuters, tourists and freight drivers are set for a safer journey thanks to a project starting on one of Gisborne’s most difficult intersections. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas announced crews have hit the ground to start on a $1.3 million project that will improve..

BUILDING THE FACILITIES OUR VETERANS DESERVE

The Andrews Labor Government and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas are inviting local organisations that support veterans to apply now for grants of up to $200,000 to improve their buildings and facilities. A new funding round for the Veterans Capital Works Grants Program is now..