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ONE STEP CLOSER TO NEW MOUNT MACEDON FIRE STATION

Construction is underway on a new fire station in Mount Macedon, which will deliver a significant boost to fire services in the Macedon region. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited the site to mark the beginning of the build and to turn the first sod…

CELEBRATING HEPBURN’S LONGEST-SERVING PUBLIC EDUCATION STAFF

The Andrews Labor Government is paying tribute to two government school and education staff from the Hepburn Shire being recognised for their long-serving dedication to students and families through the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education program. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas congratulated Ms. Bronwyn..

LOCAL GRANTS SUPPORTING MACEDON TO THRIVE

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local councils and community groups to create better public spaces and improved streetscapes across the state. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced applications are open in regional Victoria for the Labor Government’s $20 million Living Local Fund. The..

DJA DJA WURRUNG HISTORY FEATURED ON NEW TRAIL

Stories of Aboriginal history and geography are on display for locals and visitors to enjoy at Upper Coliban Reservoir as part of a park upgrade. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited the completed works today which included the construction of a new shelter, known as..

OPEN CALL FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF FOREST FIREFIGHTERS

The Andrews Labor Government is recruiting 300 forest firefighters to help keep Victorians safe over the upcoming fire season. Recruitment opened today for 300 project firefighters to work with Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) over summer, encouraging Victorians who are passionate about protecting their communities..

PLANNING KICKS OFF TO REVITALISE OLD PRIMARY SCHOOL SITE

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in regional communities by repurposing the Old Kyneton Primary School to deliver a thriving creative precinct for the local community. Development of the master plan – led by future site operator Working Heritage and local architect Winwood McKenzie –..

DAYLESFORD SECONDARY SUPPORTED TO KICK OFF MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

Daylesford Secondary is among more than 40 across the state to receive a boost to essential maintenance projects, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced Daylesford Secondary is among 47 schools to share in $4.275 million in Term 2..

CLEANER POWER FOR GREENER GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

The Andrews Labor Government will install solar panels at dozens more schools across the state – supporting Victoria’s education sector to be more sustainable, slashing emissions while reducing power costs. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that Macedon Primary School is one of 36..

SLASHING ENERGY BILLS WITH $250 POWER SAVING BONUS

All Victorian households will receive a $250 bill busting bonus if they seek out a better energy deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website – saving hundreds of dollars. As part of the Victorian Budget 2022/23, the Andrews Labor Government will invest $250 million in a..

LOCAL ARTISTS SUPPORTED FOR REGIONAL TOUR

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local artists to reconnect with audiences through Touring Victoria, while delivering the best productions and performances to regional locations. Macedon’s artists and creative organisations are invited to hit the road and take their performances, exhibitions and events across regional..

MACEDON CLUBS URGED TO APPLY FOR SPORTING CLUB GRANTS

Grassroots sports and active recreation clubs and organisations across Macedon are being urged to apply for funding to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced applications had opened for the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of the Sporting..

NEW STRATEGY FOR NORTH CENTRAL VICTORIAN CATCHMENTS

A vision for the care of the North Central catchment over the next six years has been released, ensuring the land, water, and biodiversity of the area is managed sustainably. The North Central Catchment Management Authority’s Regional Catchment Strategy will highlight actions needed to protect..

MORE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR YOUNG VICTORIANS IN MACEDON

The Andrews Labor Government is today making the biggest single investment in student mental health in Australian history – delivering the support young Victorians need to grow up happy and healthy, and catching mental health concerns earlier so children aren’t slipping through the cracks of..

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…