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PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO FARM IN VICTORIA

The Andrews Labor Government is making planning fairer, simpler and easier to understand for Victoria’s animal industries with the launch of significant reforms to Victoria’s planning scheme.

HELPING GISBORNE STUDENTS GET THE SKILLS TO WORK

Students in Gisborne will soon be able to finish high school with an apprenticeship or traineeship, ready for work in high demand and high growth industries thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

CRIME DOWN IN MACEDON RANGES

New figures released today by the independent Crime Statistics Agency show the six-year crime trend that started in 2011 has been turned around, with the Macedon Ranges seeing a decline in crime rates for the past 12 months.

CRIME DOWN IN HEPBURN SHIRE

New figures released today by the independent Crime Statistics Agency show the six-year crime trend that started in 2011 has been turned around, with the Hepburn Shire seeing a decline in crime rates for the past 12 months.

FUNDING TO COMMEMORATE VETERANS IN THE MACEDON RANGES

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, and the Minister for Veterans, John Eren, today announced funding for key war memorials in Woodend and Gisborne through the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program.

MINISTER BRIEFED ON MACEDON RANGES SPORTING VISION

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today hosted a meeting with the Minister for Sport, John Eren, and Macedon Ranges Shire Council at the Macedon Ranges Netball Complex regarding sporting facility needs in the region.

$103,000 TO GROW MACEDON RANGES WINERIES

The Victorian Government has backed the Macedon Ranges Wine Region with a $103,775 package to increase Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow wine businesses in the region.

BOOST TO SUPPORT CFA VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer firefighters across the region are receiving a welcome boost for vital equipment and facility upgrades totalling $228,000, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government-funded program.

KYNETON MUSEUM WINS LOCAL HISTORY FUNDS

Kyneton Museum’s work to preserve community history for generations to come has been recognised as part of the 2018 Local History Grants Program. Through the program, Kyneton Museum has received $14,232 to upgrade exhibition display cases. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today joined members of..

SUPPORTING A FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND WINTER IN WOODEND

The Victorian Government is again proudly supporting the upcoming Woodend Winter Arts Festival with $20,000 in funding to help ensure the success of this exciting regional community event.

WELCOME WINTER RELIEF FOR MACEDON COMMUTERS

A new weather proof shelter has been installed on platform two at Macedon Station, as part of broader works to upgrade the station. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today joined passengers during their morning commute to officially open the shelter. Macedon Station’s car park will..

LANDMARK LEGISLATION PASSES TO PROTECT MACEDON RANGES

Victoria’s most iconic natural areas will now have better developmental protection than ever before, thanks to the passage of the Andrews Labor Government’s Distinctive Areas and Landscapes Bill 2017.