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PLANS FOR A LANCEFIELD BREWERY MOVING AHEAD

The Macedon Ranges’ growing reputation as a destination for artisan food and drinks will be enhanced with a new craft brewery planned for Lancefield, thanks to an investment from the Victorian Government. Minister for Regional Development and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today confirmed that..

LANCEFIELD PARK RECREATIONAL RESERVE SCORE $209,520 TOWARDS OVAL LIGHTING

Lancefield Park is among 73 projects to score a share in $22 million from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. With overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria, the fund is supporting projects across five categories including Better Indoor Stadiums, Female..

PROTECTING HABITAT AND PROMOTING THE GREAT OUTDOORS

The creation of a new Wombat-Lerderderg National Park will safeguard crucial habitat for many of Victoria’s threatened species while ensuring local forests remain a drawcard for nature lovers and all those who enjoy getting out in the great outdoors, Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas said…

STORAGE CAPACITY AT KYNETON PLANT DOUBLES

A newly constructed 200 megalitre storage at the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant will ensure towns like Kyneton have the water infrastructure they need for the future. Recycled water is now flowing into the lagoon, which was completed as part of Phase 2 works of the..

MACEDON SCHOOLS SET TO BE FIRE-READY THIS SUMMER

Twenty six schools in Macedon are set to be well-prepared ahead of the coming bushfire season, thanks to a boost by the Victorian Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced schools in the Macedon electorate were among 333 across the state to share in..

MACEDON SCHOOLS SUPPORTED WITH MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

Schools in Macedon are among more than 250 across the state to receive a boost to essential maintenance projects, thanks to the Victorian Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced six schools in Macedon were among 282 schools across Victoria to share in $12.48..

FUNDING BOOST TO COMPLETE ROMSEY ECOTHERAPY PARK 

Romsey locals will soon be able to enjoy a completed multipurpose nature park thanks to a third round of funding from the Andrews Labor Government.  Minister for Regional Development and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Romsey to announce a grant of $615,000 from..

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS SUPERCHARGE REGIONAL RECOVERY

Communities across regional and rural Victoria will benefit from new infrastructure projects as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in developments that help towns continue to thrive. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the historic Bullarto Train Station Tourist Precinct in central..

NEW PROJECTS BOOSTING TOURISM IN THE MACEDON RANGES 

The Macedon Ranges will be an even better place for locals and visitors to enjoy thanks to a new investment by the Andrews Labor Government to help the region continue to thrive.  Minister for Regional Development and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Trentham..

NEW ONLINE LEARNERS’ TEST ROLLING OUT STATEWIDE 

Thousands more young Victorians can now take their learner permit tests without waiting for an appointment date or travelling to a VicRoads Service Centre, as the roll-out of the Andrews Labor Government’s new online test scales up.  As the online test rolls out across the..

BOOST FOR THE LGBTIQ+ SECTOR TO SUPPORT RECOVERY IN DAYLESFORD 

LGBTIQ+ organisations and businesses across Victoria will receive a funding boost to support their recovery from the pandemic, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.  Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, announced that ChillOut and Hepburn House are two of 24 businesses and organisations across Victoria that..

WORKS UNDERWAY ON NEW CAMPUS FOR MELTON CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Families across the Melton region will soon have access to the first-rate facilities they deserve, with work under way at Melton Christian College. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, and Member for Melton, Steve McGhie, today turned the first sod on Stage One of Melton Christian..

CREATING JOBS AND CARING FOR MACEDON

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs and caring for the people of Macedon. The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will support an average of 38,000 jobs every year over the next four years, while also investing in the care, services and infrastructure our community needs. Gisborne..

FROM TIN SHED TO STATE-OF-THE-ART STATION

From its humble beginnings in a tin shed in 1959, the Carlsruhe Fire Brigade has welcomed a new $1.1million station. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas joined Country Fire Authority (CFA) officials today to formally open the new station at Cobb and Co Road. The new..

SCHOOL BUILDING BOOM CONTINUES IN GISBORNE

Families in the south of Gisborne are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art schools they deserve, with works continuing on the new Willowbank Primary School, one of 14 new schools to open across Victoria in 2022. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP, today toured..

BACKING MORE WOMEN TO MAKE THE CALL

Fifteen women are about to take the first step in progressing their dream of a career in sports broadcasting, thanks to a ground-breaking program from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that Woodend local Cheryl Downes had been successful in..

MORE SUPPORT FOR MACEDON RANGES SPORTS PRECINCT

Plans for a major sports and recreation hub in New Gisborne have received a further boost thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane has announced Macedon Ranges Shire Council will receive $3.2 million from the Growing..