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SAFETY BOOST FOR PEDESTRIANS IN TRENTHAM

Works to install a new pedestrian crossing on Victoria Street in Trentham are now complete, better connecting the Primary School and Hepburn Health’s Trentham Aged Care to the town. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas was joined by Hepburn Shire Mayor Don Henderson and Councillor Licia..

KIT VAN TO BOOST YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH IN LODDON CAMPASPE

On the eve of World Mental Health Day, a new specially designed Keep In Touch van has been officially launched in the Macedon Ranges Shire thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Supported by $400,000 from the Labor Government, the KIT van is an..

HEPBURN Z-NET WINS PREMIER’S SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Hepburn Shire’s bold plan to be the first zero-net emitting council in Australia has scored the Premier’s Sustainability Award in the 2019 Community Category. Working with Renew, a not-for-profit in sustainability for over 35 years, Hepburn Shire has developed a best practice model to reach..

BOOSTING HEPBURN’S PRODUCE WITH NEW ARTISANAL HUB

Artisanal producers in the Hepburn Shire will be better equipped to identify business challenges, support each other and connect to the community thanks to a new Hub for Premium Produce supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Danny’s Farm..

UPGRADING RIDDELLS CREEK PRIMARY BRICK BY BRICK

Students in Riddells Creek will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading Riddells Creek Primary School. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today turned the first sod to start construction on the school’s $2.2 million upgrade, which..

COIMADAI PRIMARY SCHOOL COMPLETES PREMIERS’ READING CHALLENGE

Students across the Macedon electorate have enjoyed hundreds of books over the past few months as part of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited Coimadai Primary School, where every student took part in this year’s Challenge. They were among the 113,000..

MACEDON RANGES STUDENTS COMPLETE PREMIERS’ READING CHALLENGE

Students from across the Macedon Ranges have enjoyed hundreds of books over the past few months as part of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited schools from across the region to donate books to the students and congratulate them on completing..

DAYLESFORD AND HEPBURN STUDENTS COMPLETE PREMIERS’ READING CHALLENGE

Students from Daylesford Primary, Yandoit Primary, Drummond Primary, Hepburn Primary, Bullarto Primary and Daylesford Dharma School have enjoyed hundreds of books over the past few months as part of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited schools from across the Daylesford and..

TACKLING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN CENTRAL VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new plan to tackle the digital divide in central Victoria as part of a commitment to give regional Victorians equal access to the infrastructure and services available in Melbourne. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today welcomed the Central..

CREATING A NEW TASKFORCE FOR MACEDON RANGES STUDENTS

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to improve educational outcomes for students in the Macedon Ranges region with the formation of a new taskforce. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Macedon Ranges Community Education Taskforce, following an independent report and local consultation..

MACEDON RANGES LANDCARE PROJECTS RECEIVE FUNDING

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $38,660 into restoring and protecting the natural environment of the Macedon Ranges. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today congratulated the successful recipients of the 2019-20 Victorian Landcare Grants. The annual grants program delivers critical funding to Landcare and other..

FUNDING BOOST FOR KYNETON LEARN LOCAL

A Learn Local provider in Kyneton has shared in a $2.8 million funding boost to deliver training for priority learners including early school leavers, women seeking to re-enter the workforce and unemployed workers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today..

WORK STARTS ON SUNBURY AND MACEDON RANGES SENIOR SCHOOL UPGRADES

Students at Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School’s Senior Campus in Bullengarook are a step closer to getting the facilities they deserve, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that LAW Architects have been appointed..

REGIONAL STUDENTS DISCOVER MINECRAFT AND METRO TUNNEL

Students in regional Victoria are learning about the Metro Tunnel Project’s archaeological discoveries and Melbourne landmarks by digging in to the world of Minecraft thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today met students at Woodend Primary School to introduce them..

KYNETON LOCALS GET ON BOARD THE IMPROVED BUS NETWORK

Bus patronage has increased by 45 per cent in Kyneton since the Andrews Labor Government introduced the new bus network in April. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne was in Kyneton today to mark the success of the new bus network which has delivered more..

TYLDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASSROOMS TO UNDERGO MAJOR WORKS

Students at Tylden Primary School will soon be learning in improved classrooms thanks to a $255,000 funding announcement from the Victorian Government Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the investment will go towards upgrading two relocatable buildings at the school to ensure students have..

ROAD UPGRADE KEEPING CLARKEFIELD CONNECTED

Work is underway on major repair and rehabilitation works on Clarkefield’s Station Street, which will improve access to passenger rail services and recreation facilities for the community. The Andrews Labor Government have invested $293,333 from round two of the Fixing Country Roads Program into the..

MACEDON ELECTORATE SCHOOLS TO SHARE IN $515M MAINTENANCE BLITZ

Every local government school in the Macedon electorate will share in $515 million, the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced a total of $2.58 million to..