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VICTORIAN LANDCARE GRANTS AND JUNIOR GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Victorian Government is providing a major funding boost to volunteers and young people across the state, including in Macedon to help them protect and restore the natural environment in our area. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas said the 2022 Victorian Landcare Grants and the..

SAFE SPACES FOR LGBTIQ+ YOUNG PEOPLE IN HEPBURN

The Andrews Labor Government is giving young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) Victorians access to additional wellbeing support services located at safe spaces across Victoria. The Chillout Festival will receive $50,000 to build their capacity and strengthen their sustainability…

UPGRADING MACEDON SCHOOLS BRICK BY BRICK

Students in Woodend will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work underway upgrading St Ambrose Primary School. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today turned the first sod to start construction on St Ambrose’s $3.2 million upgrade, which will help..

BOOST FOR TOURIST SITES AFTER FLOOD AND STORM DAMAGE

The popular Daylesford Spa Country Railway – damaged in the significant flood and storm event in 2021 – is one of several local tourist assets and community facilities in Hepburn Shire receiving recovery funding from the Victorian and Federal Governments, with clean-up works already underway…

MORE OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE FACILITIES FOR BUSY FAMILIES

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the Outside School Hours Care services families need in Macedon, with a new round of grants now open to set up services at more schools around the state. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that applications are now..

RECOVERY CONTINUES IN HEPBURN AND MACEDON RANGES

At the one-year mark following the devastating flood and storm event last June, the Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support those in Hepburn Shire, Macedon Ranges Shire and surrounds with practical support to help them build back better and stronger. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne..

NEW HUB TO CONNECT TRENTHAM COMMUNITY

The historic Trentham Mechanics Institute is set to be transformed into a new community hub that will help bring locals together for events big and small, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today..

BIGGEST MORNING TEA CELEBRATED LOCALLY

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas celebrated the Biggest Morning Tea with local members of the community in her electorate office raising $400 to support cancer research. Cancer is a leading contributor to the burden of disease in Victoria. There are 95 new diagnoses each day,..

FREE CAMPS FOR STUDENTS IN MACEDON

The Andrews Labor Government will help Victorian kids enjoy the best camps, sporting programs and cultural experiences Victoria has to offer, re-engaging them in the extracurricular activities they loved before the pandemic. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that local camp providers Doxa Youth..

HELPING HIGH-ABILITY STUDENTS STRIVE FOR SUCCESS

More high-ability students at every government school in Macedon will have support to excel at school and reach their full potential, with more funding for the Andrews Labor Government’s Student Excellence Program. The Victorian Budget 2022/23 invests an extra $37 million to make sure high-achieving..

A NEW PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure Victorian students with disability in Macedon are better supported by their teachers and peers through a new partnership with Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott AO and Get Skilled Access. The new partnership will design and deliver a..

DELIVERING STRONGER HEALTH SERVICES IN DAYLESFORD

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the best healthcare for communities in the Central Highlands with plans progressing for a $4.5 million upgrade of Daylesford Hospital’s operating theatres. Minister for Health Martin Foley today visited Daylesford Hospital and announced designs for the multi-million-dollar project are..

NEW INVESTMENT TO GET MUSIC VENUES BACK ON TRACK

Victoria’s world-famous live music venues have received a boost from the Andrews Labor Government to get artists back on stages, audiences back in venues and help live music make a strong return across the state. Today, Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas, visited the Macedon Railway..

NEW SPORT INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS TO SUPPORT MACEDON

The Victorian Government is helping Macedon communities transform sports venues, build female friendly change facilities and active recreation infrastructure through a new round of grant opportunities. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that applications are now open for the 2022 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund..

CLUBS SCORE SPORT GRANTS

Ten grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations in Macedon are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $900,000 from the Victorian Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the..

NEW MACEDON RANGES SPORTS PRECINCT UNDERWAY

A new sports precinct in New Gisborne is set to give regional athletes the ultimate home advantage as the Andrews Labor Government continues to invest in community sport in the Macedon Ranges. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas..

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK SHAPING BLACK FOREST DRIVE

Feedback from the local community on proposed safety improvements at Black Forest Drive is helping to inform the design of the road upgrade. The community was invited to provide feedback on a range of proposed safety improvements to the road between Woodend and Macedon in-person..

NEW GRANTS TO PROVIDE SPACES FOR REGIONAL CREATIVES TO THRIVE

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting creatives and businesses to deliver more affordable and accessible workspaces, developing a stronger and more sustainable creative sector. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas has invited local creatives to apply for the Creative Neighbourhood Infrastructure Support Program, which will provide..