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MAKING KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENT EASIER FOR HEPBURN SHIRE FAMILIES

The Andrews Labor Government will make it easier for families living in the Hepburn Shire to secure a kindergarten place for three and four-year-old children by supporting Hepburn Shire Council to develop a central enrolment scheme to simplify enrolment processes. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas,..

LOOKING AFTER KYNETON BOTANIC GARDENS

The iconic Kyneton Botanic Gardens in the Macedon Ranges will be rejuvenated, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Round One of the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens Grants Program will see 17 gardens across the state receive grants worth $1.4 million. Kyneton Botanic Gardens..

GRANTS TO SUPPORT MACEDON RANGES CFA VOLUNTEERS

The Andrews Labor Government will provide new tankers and equipment to several brigades in the Macedon Ranges as part of a state-wide investment in new emergency services equipment. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville has announced 294 new grants totaling more than $13.75 million as..

MORE BOATING AND FISHING AT UPPER COLIBAN AND BARKERS CREEK

Boaters and anglers can look forward to better access and fishing opportunities at Upper Coliban Reservoir and Barkers Creek in central Victoria thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The funding boost of $250,000 will be used to provide new boat ramps at Premier Mines Road..

UPGRADING SCHOOL FIRE SHELTERS IN MACEDON

Students in bushfire-prone areas will be safer, with the Andrews Labor Government making sure schools in fire danger areas are better prepared for bushfires. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, announced today that five schools in the Macedon electorate will be among 81 schools across the..

SMILE SQUAD TO VISIT DAYLESFORD KIDS IN 2020

Students across the Hepburn Shire will have brighter and healthier smiles when the Smile Squad free dental program is rolled out to more schools in term one next year. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP today announced the Smile Squad – Victoria’s new fleet of..

TOOLERN VALE COMMUNITY CALLS FOR SPEED REDUCTION

A petition has been launched in Toolern Vale, calling for a speed reduction and road treatment on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road to increase safety for pedestrians. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, and Member for Melton, Steve McGhie, visited Toolern Vale to hear from community members about..

DRIVING JOBS IN REGIONAL VICTORIA WITH WASTE TO ENERGY

A waste to energy facility in Creswick is transforming organic waste and boosting local job and business opportunities, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. A biodigester that turns organic waste into valuable products in Creswick is helping to remove waste from..

BOOSTING ORGANIC RECYCLING IN MACEDON

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is expanding their kerbside organic waste collection to include food organics and diverting thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today visited..

NEW TANKER FOR LANGLEY-BARFOLD CFA

A new Ultra-Light Tanker will help Langley-Barfold Fire Brigade keep the local community safe, thanks to more than $118,500 in Andrews Labor Government funding. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas officially handed over the 500-litre tanker today and congratulated the volunteer brigade for their dedicated service..

BOOSTING MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN MACEDON RANGES SCHOOLS

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding professional mental health support at Victorian secondary schools in Macedon, under its $51.2 million Mental Health Practitioners in Schools initiative. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that from Term 1, 2020, Gisborne Secondary College and Kyneton High School..

TOOLERN VALE AND DISTRICT PRIMARY TO JOIN RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS PROGRAM

From Term 1, 2020, Toolern Vale and District Primary School will join thousands of Victorian schools delivering the Andrews Labor Government’s Respectful Relationships program. Respectful Relationships supports schools and early childhood settings to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours, teaching children how to..

GRANTS TO BOOST MACEDON RANGES CREATIVE SCENE

Kyneton Contemporary Inc. is among 40 recipients across the state to share in the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s VicArts grants to boost Victorian creativity. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today said the grant, through Creative Victoria’s program, is part of the Labor..

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT WOODEND KINDERGARTEN

Children at Woodend Kindergarten will soon enjoy a brand-new $503,000 nature-based inclusive outdoor learning space, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the kindergarten to mark the beginning of construction on behalf of Minister for Education James Merlino and..

JUMPING FOR JOY WITH NEW CRICKET AND SKATING FACILITIES

Keen cricketers and skaters in the Hepburn Shire region are celebrating today thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today officially opened a redeveloped skatepark in Daylesford and also cricket upgrades in Clunes made possible with a..

ROMSEY ECOTHERAPY TAKES BIG LEAP WITH CLIMBING FOREST

The Romsey Ecotherapy Park will soon feature an all-new climbing forest for people of all ages, thanks to a $200,000 investment from the Andrews Labor Government’s Pick My Project initiative. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the site to announce lyPa Pty Ltd and..

HELPING RIDDELLS CREEK PRIMARY STUDENTS STAY SAFE IN THE SUN

Students learning and playing outdoors at Riddells Creek Primary School are set to receive much- needed protection from harmful UV radiation thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced Riddells Creek Primary School will receive $25,000 to construct permanent shade..

BACKING MACEDON’S YOUNG FARMERS

Two young farmers from Macedon have received the Andrews Labor Government’s scholarships of up to $10,000 as part of the $125,000 Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships program. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas congratulated the local winners of the fifth round of scholarships who were..