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MAKING THE MACEDON RANGES TRAILS PROJECT A REALITY

The Victorian Government will get shovels in the ground and thousands of people back to work, building the projects that matter to Victoria – and creating the jobs that matter to Victorians. Today, the Government launched the first part of our Building Works package, which..

MORE JOBS AND A NEW SCHOOL IN GISBORNE SOUTH

The Andrews Labor Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced Gisborne South Primary..

DESIGNS FOR GISBORNE PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADES RELEASED

Designs have been released for Stage 2 of exciting upgrades to Gisborne Primary School, which will give students the facilities they need for a great start in life. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today revealed designs for the $10 million project, which includes a new..

MORE LOCALS IN THE MACEDON RANGES GET BACK TO WORK

Local people who have lost work due to the coronavirus pandemic will have the chance to secure new jobs in the campaign to help slow the spread of the virus and support the community, under the Andrews Labor Government’s Working for Victoria initiative. Macedon Ranges..

CONCEPT DESIGN RELEASED FOR A SAFER GISBORNE INTERSECTION

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Macedon Ranges communities their first look at a concept design for a new roundabout at the intersection of Melbourne and Kilmore Roads in Gisborne. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the $12.5 million upgrade will improve safety, traffic flow..

MORE SUPPORT FOR OUR FAMILY VIOLENCE SERVICES

The Victorian Government will ensure women and children escaping family violence have a safe place to go and the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, welcomed the Government’s $40.2 million investment in specialist services and crisis accommodation for people..

KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS TO STAY CONNECTED

Households facing economic hardship because of coronavirus are protected from having their gas or electricity disconnected, thanks to reforms put in place by the Victorian Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said that under these reforms, which started in 2019, energy retailers must provide assistance..

BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO MOUNT MACEDON’S MEMORIAL SITE

The Andrews Labor Government is helping preserve the legacy of veterans by enhancing Mount Macedon’s iconic Memorial Cross Reserve. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the Mount Macedon War Memorial Cross Reserve Committee will receive $50,000 to improve..

MORE FUNDING TO KEEP WOMEN AND CHILDREN SAFE

Women experiencing or at risk of family violence will continue to get access to the services they and their children need, with a two-year funding package for women’s health services across Victoria. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced Women’s Health Loddon Mallee is one..

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT TRENTHAM KINDERGARTEN

(Photo taken in 2018, prior to COVID-19 restrictions) Trentham families will soon have access to more kinder placements and better early childhood learning facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that construction on the $668,435 Trentham Kindergarten project..

WOODEND KINDER’S NEW OUTDOOR PLAY SPACE COMPLETE

Children at Woodend Kindergarten will now be able to enjoy their brand new inclusive outdoor learning space, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that construction on the Woodend Kinder upgrade is now complete. The project was made possible..

BOOST FOR MACEDON RANGES SMALL-SCALE AND CRAFT PRODUCERS

Seven agribusinesses in the Macedon Ranges have received grants through the Andrews Labor Government’s Small-Scale and Craft Program to support business growth, create jobs and attract more visitors to enjoy our locally made food, beer and spirits. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today visited Animus..

MORE POLICE FOR MACEDON RANGES TO SUPPORT SAFER COMMUNITIES

Residents in the Macedon Ranges will soon see more police on the streets, with an additional 9 officers allocated to the police division that services the local community as the Andrews Labor Government continues to deliver the biggest boost to police resources in history. Member..

HEY GRANT AWARDED TO DAYLESFORD SECONDARY PRIDE BRIGADE

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) young people through the latest round of Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) Project Grants. Hepburn Shire Council was awarded a $10,000 grant to support Daylesford Secondary College’s Pride Brigade..

PHASE 1 WORKS ON TRACK AT KYNETON RECLAMATION PLANT

New aerators at the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant have been switched on today, signalling the practical completion of the first stage of the redevelopment at the site. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas inspected the facility, which is undergoing a multi-million-dollar upgrade to be able to..

DAYLESFORD CHILLOUT FESTIVAL LOUD AND PROUD

Australia’s largest and longest running LGBTIQ regional festival has kicked off thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas was at ChillOut Pride today which is one of the festival’s most beloved events of the weekend. The..

PROTECTING THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE MACEDON RANGES

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a crucial next step in the permanent protection of the iconic Macedon Ranges. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne, was at Blackhill Reserve, near the beautiful town of Kyneton today to officially announce the final Statement of Planning Policy –..