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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 –..

VICTORIA LAUNCHES AUSTRALIA’S FIRST AUTISM CAMPAIGN

The Andrews Labor Government has established Australia’s first social behaviour change campaign to promote better understanding and inclusion of autistic people. Last week Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan launched the new $2.8 million public education campaign Change Your Reactions with Amaze CEO..

DAN ANDREWS ANNOUNCES CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME FOR VICTORIA

Victoria will have a container deposit scheme and households will get a new fourth bin, as part of a plan to reduce waste going to landfill by 80 per cent in ten years with a massive overhaul of the state’s waste and recycling system by..

GRANT TO SUPPORT MACEDON RANGES CARERS

Carers living in the Macedon Ranges will have more opportunities to be healthy, active and well thanks to a $1 million package of grants from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that PS My Family Matters received a grant of..

FUNDING BOOST FOR MACEDON RANGES FAMILIES

Families in the Macedon Ranges region will soon be able to get the support they need to take the first steps to further education and employment opportunities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Kyneton Community House to announce..

ROAD UPGRADES ENSURING SMOOTHER DRIVE THROUGH TRENTHAM

Locals in Trentham now have a more reliable drive through town, with upgrades to five roads in the heart of Trentham complete. Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $290,343 investment through the Fixing Country Roads program, the upgrades to Bowen Street, Church Lane, Gamble Street,..

IMPROVED ACCESS TO DAYLESFORD’S INDUSTRIAL PRECINCT

Heavy vehicles have been routed away from residential streets as part of improved access to Daylesford’s Industrial Precinct, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. The $800,000 project beneath East Street Rail Bridge have been completed, increasing the clearance between the road and the..

MAKING KINDER BUILDINGS AND PLAYGROUNDS MORE INCLUSIVE

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Daylesford children of all abilities get the best out of their time at kinder, thanks to an upgrade at Daylesford Community Childcare Centre. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced Daylesford Community Childcare Centre was one of 54 services..

CONSULTATION FOR NEW SCHOOL IN SOUTH OF GISBORNE KICKS OFF

The Andrews Labor Government is giving families a say in the design of the brand-new school in the South of Gisborne, one of eight schools set to open in some of state’s fastest-growing communities in 2022. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened community consultation..

BOOSTING SAFETY FROM ROMSEY TO MONEGEETA

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with a major package of road safety upgrades from Romsey to Monegeetta including two roundabouts, an overtaking lane and new barriers to provide a safer journey for everyone travelling around the region. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said..

MAKING KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENT EASIER FOR HEPBURN SHIRE FAMILIES

The Andrews Labor Government will make it easier for families living in the Hepburn Shire to secure a kindergarten place for three and four-year-old children by supporting Hepburn Shire Council to develop a central enrolment scheme to simplify enrolment processes. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas,..

LOOKING AFTER KYNETON BOTANIC GARDENS

The iconic Kyneton Botanic Gardens in the Macedon Ranges will be rejuvenated, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Round One of the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens Grants Program will see 17 gardens across the state receive grants worth $1.4 million. Kyneton Botanic Gardens..

GRANTS TO SUPPORT MACEDON RANGES CFA VOLUNTEERS

The Andrews Labor Government will provide new tankers and equipment to several brigades in the Macedon Ranges as part of a state-wide investment in new emergency services equipment. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville has announced 294 new grants totaling more than $13.75 million as..

MORE BOATING AND FISHING AT UPPER COLIBAN AND BARKERS CREEK

Boaters and anglers can look forward to better access and fishing opportunities at Upper Coliban Reservoir and Barkers Creek in central Victoria thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The funding boost of $250,000 will be used to provide new boat ramps at Premier Mines Road..

UPGRADING SCHOOL FIRE SHELTERS IN MACEDON

Students in bushfire-prone areas will be safer, with the Andrews Labor Government making sure schools in fire danger areas are better prepared for bushfires. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, announced today that five schools in the Macedon electorate will be among 81 schools across the..

SMILE SQUAD TO VISIT DAYLESFORD KIDS IN 2020

Students across the Hepburn Shire will have brighter and healthier smiles when the Smile Squad free dental program is rolled out to more schools in term one next year. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP today announced the Smile Squad – Victoria’s new fleet of..