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KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS TO STAY CONNECTED

Households facing economic hardship because of coronavirus are protected from having their gas or electricity disconnected, thanks to reforms put in place by the Victorian Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said that under these reforms, which started in 2019, energy retailers must provide assistance..

BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO MOUNT MACEDON’S MEMORIAL SITE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping preserve the legacy of veterans by enhancing Mount Macedon’s iconic Memorial Cross Reserve. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the Mount Macedon War Memorial Cross Reserve Committee will receive $50,000 to improve..

MORE FUNDING TO KEEP WOMEN AND CHILDREN SAFE

Women experiencing or at risk of family violence will continue to get access to the services they and their children need, with a two-year funding package for women’s health services across Victoria. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced Women’s Health Loddon Mallee is one..

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT TRENTHAM KINDERGARTEN

(Photo taken in 2018, prior to COVID-19 restrictions) Trentham families will soon have access to more kinder placements and better early childhood learning facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that construction on the $668,435 Trentham Kindergarten project..

WOODEND KINDER’S NEW OUTDOOR PLAY SPACE COMPLETE

Children at Woodend Kindergarten will now be able to enjoy their brand new inclusive outdoor learning space, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that construction on the Woodend Kinder upgrade is now complete. The project was made possible..

BOOST FOR MACEDON RANGES SMALL-SCALE AND CRAFT PRODUCERS

Seven agribusinesses in the Macedon Ranges have received grants through the Andrews Labor Government’s Small-Scale and Craft Program to support business growth, create jobs and attract more visitors to enjoy our locally made food, beer and spirits. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today visited Animus..

MORE POLICE FOR MACEDON RANGES TO SUPPORT SAFER COMMUNITIES

Residents in the Macedon Ranges will soon see more police on the streets, with an additional 9 officers allocated to the police division that services the local community as the Andrews Labor Government continues to deliver the biggest boost to police resources in history. Member..

HEY GRANT AWARDED TO DAYLESFORD SECONDARY PRIDE BRIGADE

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) young people through the latest round of Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) Project Grants. Hepburn Shire Council was awarded a $10,000 grant to support Daylesford Secondary College’s Pride Brigade..

PHASE 1 WORKS ON TRACK AT KYNETON RECLAMATION PLANT

New aerators at the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant have been switched on today, signalling the practical completion of the first stage of the redevelopment at the site. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas inspected the facility, which is undergoing a multi-million-dollar upgrade to be able to..

DAYLESFORD CHILLOUT FESTIVAL LOUD AND PROUD

Australia’s largest and longest running LGBTIQ regional festival has kicked off thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas was at ChillOut Pride today which is one of the festival’s most beloved events of the weekend. The..

PROTECTING THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE MACEDON RANGES

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a crucial next step in the permanent protection of the iconic Macedon Ranges. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne, was at Blackhill Reserve, near the beautiful town of Kyneton today to officially announce the final Statement of Planning Policy –..

VICTORIA LAUNCHES AUSTRALIA’S FIRST AUTISM CAMPAIGN

The Andrews Labor Government has established Australia’s first social behaviour change campaign to promote better understanding and inclusion of autistic people. Last week Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan launched the new $2.8 million public education campaign Change Your Reactions with Amaze CEO..

GRANT TO SUPPORT MACEDON RANGES CARERS

Carers living in the Macedon Ranges will have more opportunities to be healthy, active and well thanks to a $1 million package of grants from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that PS My Family Matters received a grant of..

FUNDING BOOST FOR MACEDON RANGES FAMILIES

Families in the Macedon Ranges region will soon be able to get the support they need to take the first steps to further education and employment opportunities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Kyneton Community House to announce..

ROAD UPGRADES ENSURING SMOOTHER DRIVE THROUGH TRENTHAM

Locals in Trentham now have a more reliable drive through town, with upgrades to five roads in the heart of Trentham complete. Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $290,343 investment through the Fixing Country Roads program, the upgrades to Bowen Street, Church Lane, Gamble Street,..