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LOCAL MP ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF YOUTH INITIATIVE

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas has announced the 13 members to take part in the inaugural Macedon Youth Advisory Council. Aged between 16 and 21, from 8 different towns, the members are graduates or current students from each secondary college in the electorate. Ms Thomas..

DELIVERING THE BEST FACILITIES FOR RIDDELLS CREEK CFA

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting support for local firefighters in Riddells Creek, with $3 million to build a new CFA station to meet the demands of volunteer firefighters and the community into the future. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the volunteer brigade..

NEW TIMETABLE A BOOST FOR MACEDON RANGES BUS SERVICES

Timetables are now available for the new bus services being introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to better connect Lancefield and Romsey with Clarkefield Station, Gisborne and Sunbury. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said that introducing 60 extra bus services and a simpler timetable will..

ENCOURAGING ASPIRING KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS IN HEPBURN SHIRE

The Andrews Labor Government is offering an additional 300 scholarships to aspiring kinder teachers, as well as $9,000 incentives to support early childhood teachers to move to areas where three-year-old kinder is rolling out. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today encouraged Hepburn Shire residents to..

CHEERS TO THE WINE GROWTH FUND

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Macedon’s wine industry, with a grants program to support the growth of wineries in the area, increase visitors, boost exports and support local jobs. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today on a visit to Taradale House announced that four..

KINDER LANGUAGE PROGRAM ARRIVES IN KYNETON

More than 5,000 Victorian children will have an opportunity to learn another language while attending kindergarten this year, due to significant investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today welcomed the Auslan program at Lady Brooks Kinder in Kyneton. This language..

NEW TANKER ROLLS INTO MALSMBURY FIRE BRIGADE

A new medium tanker is helping Malmsbury Fire Brigade keep the local community safe, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas officially handed over the 2750-litre tanker on Sunday and congratulated the volunteer brigade for their dedicated service to the community…

GETTING ON WITH DELIVERING SAFER INTERSECTIONS FOR GISBORNE

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its promise to upgrade two of Gisborne’s busiest intersections, as part of its unprecedented investment in regional roads. As part of the 2019/20 Victorian Budget, the Labor Government has invested $11.7 million to upgrade the intersection of Saunders..

MAJOR UPGRADE FOR GISBORNE PARAMEDICS AND PATIENTS

Patients in Gisborne will get the urgent care they need faster and paramedics will get the modern station they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today met with local paramedics to discuss the upgrade to the Gisborne branch, which..

DELIVERING FOR MACEDON

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with its promise to deliver for Macedon with major investments in local schools, health, roads and public transport in the Victorian Budget 2019/20. As part of a massive $1.8 billion investment in schools around the state, this year’s..

WORKS BEGIN ON KYNETON’S NEW HEALTHCARE HUB

Construction of the Andrews Labor Government’s modern one-stop-shop for community health and family services in Kyneton has begun. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas yesterday turned the first sod to mark the start of construction works for Cobaw Community Health Services’ new Healthy Community Access Hub,..

KYNETON SECONDARY UNVEILS TRADES HUB AND NEW FACILITIES

Students in Kyneton now have access to the first-rate facilities and classrooms they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Kyneton Secondary College to officially open its completed $10.9 million upgrade project. The project includes an upgrade of..

BOOSTING THE SAFETY OF BENDIGO-SUTTON GRANGE ROAD

More local roads and intersections will be upgraded across regional and rural Victoria as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Fixing Country Roads Program, meaning safer and more reliable journeys for drivers. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the notorious intersection of Bendigo-Sutton Grange..

BOOSTING SAFETY AND RELIABILITY FOR MACEDON RANGES ROADS

More local roads, bridges and intersections will be upgraded across regional and rural Victoria as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Fixing Country Roads Program, meaning safer and more reliable journeys for drivers. Macedon Ranges Shire Council has secured close to $1.1 million of the..

FIXING THE HEPBURN ROADS THAT LOCALS RELY ON

Locals across Hepburn Shire will soon have access to better roads, footpaths and links with key agricultural towns, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. More local roads, bridges and intersections will be upgraded across regional and rural Victoria as part of the Labor..

WOODEND MANUFACTURER WINS HALL OF FAME AWARD

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today congratulated local manufacturing business Barker Trailers on taking out the Workforce Skills Development Award at Tuesday night’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Barker Trailers were one of the innovative, visionary and entrepreneurial Victorian businesses recognised for driving the..

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the opening of the 2019-2020 Victorian Landcare Grants for projects that protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment across the Macedon Ranges. Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the $1.76 million grants program to support..

FEDERAL LIBERALS FAIL VICTORIANS WITH A DISABILITY

Thousands of Victorians are still waiting to receive the funding and services they desperately need under Scott Morrison’s botched rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today called on the Federal Liberal Government to step up and finally deliver an..