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SOLAR PANELS FOR GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

The Victorian Government will install solar panels at government schools, helping them be greener and more environmentally sustainable while reducing electricity costs. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that applications are now open for Macedon local schools to apply for funding to install solar..

VICTORIAN TRAINING AWARDS 2021 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Locals Andrew Jan and Steven Hull have been named a finalists for the Victorian Training Awards. Mr Jan is studying plumbing and has been named a finalist for Apprentice of the Year and Mr Hull is studying agriculture and has been named a finalist for..

BRAEMAR STUDENT HONOURED IN PREMIER’S VCE AWARDS

A Braemar student has been recognised alongside the state’s best performing VCE students in the Premier’s VCE Awards. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today congratulated Madeline Condron on her outstanding achievement. Ms Condron was recognised with an award in Australian History. A total of 297..

HELPING LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS STAY COMFY AND SAVE MONEY

The Andrews Labor Government will help thousands of low-income Victorians upgrade their inefficient heating and cooling systems – improving the comfort of their homes, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and saving households up to $300 per year on their energy bills. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas..

KYNETON LOCAL BUSINESSES WINNERS IN TECH GRANTS

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas announced today that local businesses Story Box Library and Common Ground Trails have been awarded grants from the Technology Adoption and Innovation Program. · Story Box Library aims to create a hybrid mobile/tablet app extension of the Story Box Library..

WORK STARTS ON GISBORNE & MALMSBURY SCHOOL UPGRADES

Students at Gisborne Secondary College and Malmsbury Primary School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design their exciting upgrades. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that Kosloff Architecture has..

A CHANCE TO GET MORE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS IN MACEDON

The Victorian Government is calling for businesses, councils and community organisations to install electric vehicle charging stations across the state, with $5 million in funding to expand Victoria’s network of fast-chargers – including chargers that give electric vehicles enough power to drive 100km after ten..

BOOST FOR DAYLESFORD AND MACEDON RANGES TOURISM

The Daylesford and broader Macedon Ranges communities are set to benefit from a new tourism campaign backed by the Andrews Labor Government to encourage more visitors to the region. Minister for Regional Development and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the Wombat Botanical Gardens..

SUPPORTING THE HEPBURN SWISS ITALIAN FESTA 2021

The Victorian Government is celebrating the diversity that makes our state great with grants to support multicultural community festivals and events, including the Hepburn Swiss Italian Festa 2021 Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced $11,200 funding for the Hepburn Swiss Italian Festa later this..

SCHOOLS IN MACEDON RECEIVE $913,000 IN FUNDING BLITZ

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced$913,000ina major funding blitz for Macedon schools. $330,000from the Planned Maintenance Program. $557,000from the Bushfire Preparedness (Vegetation) Program $26,000fromtheVCE Collaboration Fund The schools receiving funding for Planned Maintenance include: Romsey Primary School has been allocated $15,000 for high priority..

PRINCIPAL APPOINTED FOR NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL IN GISBORNE

Families in Gisborne are one step closer to getting a great new local school in Term 1, 2022, with the appointment of Ms Rynn Anderson as principal of Willowbank Primary School. Rynn has been appointed principal of Willowbank Primary School following a thorough Department of..

WORK STARTS ON ELPHINSTONE PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE

Better facilities are on their way for students at Elphinstone Primary School with works commencing on an important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas announced works are underway at Elphinstone Primary School to deliver a refurbishment of the toilets..

HAVE YOUR SAY ON EDUCATION REFORM

Victorians are being encouraged to have their say on the Andrews Labor Government’s major reforms of school-based vocational education and senior secondary education. The reforms will see the integration of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) into the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). This..

$1.38M FOR SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY IN MACEDON

More students with disability in Macedon will receive the support they need to learn, contribute and participate in their schools and classrooms, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Mary-Anne Thomas was at Gisborne Primary School this morning to announce that twenty schools across Macedon will..

NEXT STEPS ANNOUNCED FOR OLD KYNETON PRIMARY SCHOOL

The transformation of the Old Kyneton Primary School into a vibrant and creative community hub is a big step closer with the appointment of a site operator and works set to begin to make the buildings safe and accessible. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today..