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MP CALLS FOR STATION SHELTER

Today, Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas to ride the train to talk to passengers about the new services and timetable that began on 27 August. An additional 18 services were added in this timetable change, taking the total..

BENEFITS TO FLOW TO MINERAL SPRINGS TOURISM

The Victorian Government today announced a $240,000 initiative to help build tourism in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region – Australia’s leading spa and wellness destination and home to many mineral springs. At Lake Daylesford today, Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas announced the Mineral Springs..

BOOSTING MOBILE COVERAGE IN THE HEPBURN SHIRE

A new mobile phone tower launched today in Glenlyon will improve coverage for locals as part of a statewide drive by the Andrews Labor Government to fix mobile blackspots. Local MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the tower was one of six being built in the Hepburn..

SUPPORTING MACEDON RANGES TO TACKLE ICE 13 community groups will receive Community Ice Action Grants, to roll out local initiatives to fight against ice and drug addiction in communities across the state. Labor Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced Macedon Ranges Local Safety Committee..

SAILORS FALLS STAIRCASE RE-OPENED

The popular Sailors Falls staircase in Hepburn Regional Park was re-opened today by Mary-Anne Thomas MP, Member for Macedon. After being damaged by successive heavy rainfalls, the 130-step, 75-metre staircase has been rebuilt thanks to a $430,000 investment by Parks Victoria and the Victorian Mineral..

Draft options for the future of Hanging Rock

The Macedon Ranges and wider community are encouraged to view the new draft Hanging Rock Master Plan Options Paper and provide feedback about the future layout and events at this historically and culturally significant Victorian landmark. The draft Hanging Rock Master Plan Options Paper will..

Letter to the Editor: Voluntary Assisted Dying

The Andrews Labor Government has accepted the recommendations of the Expert Ministerial Advisory Panel’s report on Voluntary Assisted Dying, and is now working on legislation to bring before the Parliament in the coming months. The recommendations accepted by government include 68 safeguards – making it..

ROMSEY TO RECEIVE MAIN STREET MAKEOVER

Romsey’s streetscape will be upgraded to create an environment where existing and new businesses can thrive, and visitors will be encouraged to spend more time in town, thanks to a $400,000 Victorian Government grant. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the funding in Romsey’s..

BETTER BUS CONNECTIONS AT CLARKEFIELD & SUNBURY

Commuters from Romsey and Lancefield will experience more seamless bus connections to Sunbury Station following common sense improvements to the local bus timetable. Local MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the new timetable had been introduced after a strong community campaign and that the changes will make..

EXTRA SERVICES OPEN UP WEEKENDS FOR MACEDON PASSENGERS

The Andrews Labor Government is opening up the weekend for passengers who use Malmsbury, Macedon, Riddells Creek and Clarkefield Stations, with 27 more weekday and weekend train services starting from 27 August. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the new V-Line timetable, with nine..

Netball and Tennis Changerooms open in Lancefield

Construction of female friendly and accessible change rooms and public toilets at Lancefield Football Netball and Tennis clubs is complete. The Victorian Government funded the $450,000 facility, which is already being enjoyed by local players. A range of local traders generously committed in-kind support and..

$650,000 in funding for Hepburn Waste to Energy System

Hepburn Shire Council has received $650,000 from the Victorian Government to implement the first stage of an innovative waste to energy system. In the first stage of the $2.4 million project, Hepburn Shire will divert more than 2,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill sites..

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS FOR CALDER FREEWAY

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting safety on the Calder Freeway, installing nearly 60 kilometres of flexible safety barriers. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, recently inspected the work taking place on the Calder Freeway between Faraday and Woodend that will reduce the risk of run-off-road..

AMBULANCE REFORMS ARE SAVING LIVES

A record number of Victorians are surviving cardiac arrest because of recent reforms that are making more ambulances available for people in life threatening emergencies. New comprehensive analysis released today shows that almost 7,000 more Victorians are getting an emergency ambulance within 15 minutes because..

WORKS BEGIN ON KYNETON STATION CAR PARK UPGRADE

The Andrews Labor Government is building more car parks at Kyneton Station, to make it quicker and easier for people to drive to the station and catch the train. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas announced today that construction has begun on the major expansion of..

BOOSTING DIGITAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS IN HEPBURN

Students in Hepburn and Macedon will receive a better digital education, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes a $16.4 million state-wide investment to improve bandwidth and digital connectivity for students in 347 small rural and regional Victorian government schools. Member..

DAYLESFORD & HEPBURN SAY NO TO FAMILY VIOLENCE

Representatives from community groups, sporting clubs and local businesses gathered at the Daylesford Neighbourhood house this morning to launch the “Daylesford and Hepburn Say NO to Family Violence” campaign. Spearheaded by Mary-Anne Thomas MP, the aim of the ‘Say NO to family violence’ campaign is..