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MAKING SCHOOLS MORE INCLUSIVE IN THE EDUCATION STATE

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that Riddells Creek Primary School has been allocated $100,000 for an innovative project that will transform parts of its school yard into a creative, restorative, learning space.

ARCHITECTS APPOINTED FOR KYNETON EDUCATION PRECINCT

Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Kyneton Secondary College to hear about plans underway for the school’s Trades Hub, following the recent appointment of architects Gray Puksand to the $5 million project.

ROMSEY COMMUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM NEW CROSSING

Mary-Anne Thomas welcomed the new crossing on Main Street/Melbourne-Lancefield Road in Romsey, which will make it safer for people to move around the community.

LABOR GOVERNMENT HELPING WOODEND TENNIS CLUB REACH FOR THE SKIES

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Woodend Tennis Club the tools and resources it needs to grow. Labor Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced Woodend Tennis Club is one of more than 300 clubs across the state sharing in more than $419,000 funding from..

LABOR GOVERNMENT HELPING RIDDELLS CREEK SPORTING CLUBS REACH FOR THE SKIES

The Andrews Labor Government is giving sporting clubs in Riddells Creek the tools and resources it needs to grow. Labor Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced three clubs in Riddells Creek are among 300 clubs across the state sharing in more than $419,000 funding..

SMALL BUSINESS BUS BRINGS ADVICE ON WHEELS TO DAYLESFORD AND TRENTHAM

Small business operators in Daylesford and Trentham will be able to access free mentoring, support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on Monday 15th and Thursday 18th February. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis said the Andrews Labor..

FRESH THINKING TO HELP LOCAL FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

Mary-Anne Thomas has welcomed a local grant under the Andrews Labor Government’s Maternal and Child Health Service Innovation Fund that will help support local families and children. Macedon Ranges Council is one of 13 successful applicants across the state and will receive $44,500 under the..

Expert Advice to Guide Protection of Macedon Ranges

The Terms of Reference have been released for the recently announced Ministerial Advisory Committee that will provide expert advice on how to best protect the iconic Macedon Ranges region from inappropriate development, boost local jobs and preserve the area’s unique environmental values and character. The..

EXTRA BENDIGO LINE SERVICES FROM JAN 31

Labor Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, has announced new train services for residents of Macedon on the Bendigo line from 31 January. The Bendigo line will get an extra morning and evening peak service stopping all stations through the Macedon electorate. The new morning train..

EDUCATION STATE TAKES SHAPE AT DAYLESFORD SECONDARY COLLEGE

Planning for Daylesford Secondary College is on track with the appointment of Taylor Oppenheim Architects to design the $10 million upgrade of the existing facilities. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, visited the school today to make the announcement and celebrate the bright future ahead for..

BOOST FOR DAYLESFORD LIBRARY

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver $500,000 toward the new Daylesford Library as part of the $4.3 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the funds would go to creating a new library within the Hepburn Hub, alongside a civic space,..

LABOR GOVERNMENT GIVING WOODEND SPORTS CLUBS FACILITIES THEY CAN BE PROUD OF

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of giving Macedon Ranges families more opportunities for sport and recreation. Today, Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas turned on new lighting at the Woodend Bowling Club, opened the new multipurpose courts at Woodend Racecourse Reserve,..

ANDREWS GOVERNMENT IS WORKING HARD TO GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK IN MACEDON

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging local employers to access the updated Back to Work scheme and hire unemployed workers in Macedon. The Back to Work Scheme, which is a capped two-year $100 million fund, has been further boosted with a significant increase to the..

Ending The Ambulance Crisis: Improving Services, Saving Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is fast-tracking funding to take immediate action to reform our ambulance system – delivering improved response times and better support for paramedics after four years of crisis and neglect under the former Liberal Government. Minister for Ambulance Services, Jill Hennessy, today..

NEW STORM TRUCK FOR GISBORNE SES

The unit's hardworking SES volunteers raised $76,000 towards the $176,000 truck with state government providing $100,000 through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program.

Respectful Relationships Support Funding Announced

Education Minister, James Merlino with the Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas MP and the Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson with students from Gisborne Secondary College.

FAMILY VIOLENCE FORUM: EQUALITY AND CHANGE ARE KEY

Empowering women and less rigid gender roles amongst younger generations are two key factors in eliminating family violence in our community according to speakers at a forum hosted by the Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas and attended by the Minister for Women and the Prevention..

FUNDING FOR BLACKWOOD WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville today announced $2.6 million in funding for domestic wastewater management in Blackwood. Minister Neville made the announcement with Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas in Blackwood, meeting with residents and other stakeholders. The program will replace or..