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MILLIONS OF MEALS DELIVERED THROUGH SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS

Millions of free meals cooked by Foodbank Victoria have been delivered to students during remote learning thanks to the Victorian Governments School Breakfast Clubs program. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, announced the School Breakfast Clubs program has delivered more than 2.5 million meals in Term..

BOOSTING TELEHEALTH FOR MACEDON RANGES AND HEPBURN LOCALS

Victorians living in the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn region will receive more specialist medical care sooner and closer to home with a big boost to telehealth services when they’re needed most. Five Regional and Rural Health Partnerships will see local health services in each of..

KINDERS ACROSS MACEDON GET TECH SAVVY WITH NEW GEAR

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) The Victorian Government is investing in the future of children giving 784 kindergartens almost $1.1 million in technology grants to help give three and four-year-olds the skills they need. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, announced sixteen kindergartens in the Macedon..

WORK BEGINS ON OVAL UPGRADES AT NEW GISBORNE PRIMARY SCHOOL

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) The first step to transform New Gisborne Primary is underway, with works beginning on the school’s oval upgrade. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP, announced that work had begun on New Gisborne Primary’s new $1 million synthetic grass oval. Easy..

HANGING ROCK MINISTERIAL ADVISORY GROUP APPOINTED

Members of the new Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) that will help guide the future of the iconic Hanging Rock precinct have been announced.  The Group will be responsible for advising the Minister on appropriate future governance, management and development of the Hanging Rock Precinct. Three..

BOOSTING ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR VICTORIA’S FARMERS

The Victorian Government is supporting farmers to improve sustainability and reduce energy costs through the rollout of the new Agriculture Energy Investment Plan grants. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today welcomed the latest recipients to receive the grant including two in the Macedon electorate. Holy..

INVESTING IN SCHOOL BUSHFIRE PREPAREDNESS ACROSS THE MACEDON ELECTORATE

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) The Victorian Government will deliver vital safety works at schools across the Macedon electorate ahead of the next bushfire season. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas  today announced 24 schools in the Macedon electorate are part of 346 schools across the..

HELPING THE MACEDON RANGES AND HEPBURN SHIRES SERVE THE COMMUNITY

The Victorian Government will support Hepburn Shire to enable virtual meetings and continue community engagement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane and Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, have announced that Macedon Ranges Shire and Hepburn Shire Council will received almost $200,000..

BUILDING A BIGGER AND BETTER SWINBURNE AVENUE KINDERGARTEN

Note – photo taken prior to COVID-19. Families in Gisborne now have access to bigger, first-class kindergarten facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced the completion of Swinburne Avenue Kindergarten’s $735,000 upgrade. The project has seen an extension..

SUPPORTING COLENSO TO DELIVER DELICIOUS MEALS ACROSS THE MACEDON RANGES

Businesses across the Macedon Ranges have changed the way they run in order to keep the community safe under Stage 3 restrictions – including Kyneton-based hospitality business, Colenso. Colenso was founded by Kathryn Russack a decade ago. Kathryn is well-known across the community and is..

FREE PADS AND TAMPONS IN ALL GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN MACEDON

Free pads and tampons are now available in every government school in the Macedon electorate, and across the state – reducing the discomfort and embarrassment around periods for girls and saving families hundreds of dollars every year. Victoria is the first state or territory in..

GRANTS TO KEEP MACEDON RANGES AND HEPBURN CREATIVES WORKING

Photo credit: Samantha Slicer Macedon Ranges and Hepburn creatives are among hundreds of Victorian artists and creative businesses to receive a lifeline from the Victorian Government, enabling them to keep working, adapting and creating through the pandemic. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced nine..

A SAFER MAIN ROAD FOR ROMSEY LOCALS

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are welcoming the completion of a new roundabout that is increasing road safety and improving traffic flow in the heart of Romsey. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP said the $4.7 million intersection upgrade on Barry and Main Streets is making..

HELPING OUR MACEDON RANGES SPORT COMPETITIONS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) Community sport in the Macedon Ranges has been given a boost thanks to a grant from the Victorian Government aimed at helping local leagues and associations ride out the coronavirus pandemic and come back ready to play. Member for Macedon,..

BIG BOOST FOR SMALL-SCALE AND CRAFT AGRIBUSINESSES

Small-scale and craft producers across the state have received a funding boost to help grow their businesses and generate jobs thanks to grants from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes and Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, visited Dreaming Goat Dairy in Monegeetta to..

BUILDER APPOINTED TO TRANSFORM GISBORNE PRIMARY

Families in Gisborne will soon have access to the first-rate facilities they deserve, with a builder appointed construct Stage 2 of Gisborne Primary School’s upgrades. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced Newton Manor Constructions Pty Ltd has been appointed to build the school’s $10..

CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON NEW ROMSEY MEN’S SHED

Men across the Romsey community will soon have access to a fantastic new Men’s Shed, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that construction on the new Romsey Men’s Shed will begin shortly. The announcement means that..