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FUNDING FOR COMMUNITIES TO CUT EMISSIONS AND REDUCE WASTE

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the local community organisations who will share $1.3 million in funding to deliver projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1,695 tonnes annually, while slashing energy bills. Organisations can apply for up to $50,000 through the Community..

DESIGN WORKS TO PROGRESS ON WOODEND COMMUNITY CENTRE

A bigger and better Woodend Community Centre is one step closer thanks to the Andrews Labor Government providing funding to fast-track detailed design works. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Woodend and announced $260,000 from the Investment Fast Track Fund will be put..

SOWING THE SEEDS TO GROW A FOODIE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN HEPBURN

A social enterprise in Hepburn is being supported to better connect local food producers with businesses and the community, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today met with Health Futures Australia, a not-for-profit which will develop a..

EXPANSION IN STORE FOR RIDDELLS CREEK LEISURE CENTRE

The popular Riddells Creek Leisure Centre will be expanded thanks to support from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. On behalf of Local Government Minister Shaun Leane, Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas has announced Macedon Ranges Shire Council will receive $230,000 from the 2021-22 round..

FUNDING BOOST FOR TRENTHAM CEMETERY

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering upgrades and maintenance to Victoria’s cemeteries, ensuring these important spaces where Victorians reflect and remember those no longer with us continue to be preserved. More than 70 Cemetery Trusts across Victoria will share in the latest round of funding..

HANGING ROCK MASTER PLAN OUT FOR COMMUNITY COMMENT

The Andrews Labor Government has released a draft masterplan for Victoria’s iconic Hanging Rock precinct that will ensure the area’s environmental and cultural assets are protected. Residents, community groups and visitors are invited to share their views and ideas on the draft Hanging Rock Precinct..

MORE FOOD RELIEF FOR THOSE IN NEED

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring more food relief is available for Victorian families during the Christmas period with the delivery of an extra 220,000 meals through community food relief programs. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced $6,182 for Kyneton Caring Community It is..

WILLOWBANK PRIMARY SCHOOL READY FOR STUDENTS TO ATTEND IN 2022

Gisborne students will start 2022 in a brand new school, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to deliver a great local school for every Victorian student. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the new Willowbank Primary School building has reached practical completion,..

BETTER FACILITIES FOR MACEDON SCHOOLS

Students in Langley and Bolinda will have better school environments to learn and succeed in, with the Andrews Labor Government funding key maintenance projects at schools right across the state. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that schools in Langley and Bolinda are among..

HELPING MACEDON KIDS SEE CLEARLY WITH GLASSES MILESTONE

One thousand more Victorian students can now see more clearly and concentrate better at school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s free Glasses for Kids program. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that 209 students across the Macedon electorate are some of 1000 Victorian..

2021 VICTORIAN LANDCARE AWARDS CELEBRATE GREAT WORK

Victoria’s dedicated Landcare and environmental volunteering champions were celebrated at the 2021 Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony for their outstanding work in caring for the state’s environment and biodiversity. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas congratulated the recipients of the Victorian Landcare Awards, which recognise individuals and..

ROMSEY ECOTHERAPY PARK ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a multipurpose nature park in the Macedon Ranges, which will be enriched by local artworks and sculptures designed by members of the community. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the Romsey Ecotherapy Park construction site and met with..

RAISING AWARENESS FOR GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN MACEDON

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual global campaign commencing on the 25th of November – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, concluding on the 10th December – Human Rights Day. The campaign aims to raise awareness..

HELPING THE GISBORNE COMMUNITY STAY SAFE IN THE SUN

More of the Gisborne community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays thanks to the sixth round of Community Shade grants released by the Andrews Labor Government to install shade in public areas such as sports clubs, parks and playgrounds. Member for Macedon,..

HAVE YOUR SAY ON BLACK FOREST DRIVE

The Macedon Ranges community will soon have the opportunity to provide more feedback on proposed improvements to Black Forest Drive at in-person listening sessions. Recently communities have expressed their wish for further opportunities to share their ideas about Black Forest Drive and future safety upgrades…

DELIVERING SAFER JOURNEYS FOR NEW GISBORNE

Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists now have a safer and more reliable journey thanks to a New Gisborne intersection upgrade, completed six months ahead of schedule. The Andrews Labor Government invested $11.7 million to upgrade the Station Road and Saunders Road intersection, which involved the installation..

KINDER UPGRADE BLITZ TO IMPROVE FACILITIES IN MACEDON

The Victorian Government is making sure young children have access to the best kinder facilities with hundreds of projects to upgrade and improve learning environments while supporting local jobs across Victoria. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that kindergartens in the Macedon Ranges have..

SCOUT HALL UPGRADES IN THE MACEDON RANGES

Scouting groups across the Macedon Ranges will soon enjoy new buildings and facilities thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government to help young Victorians come together and learn new skills. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the 1st New Gisborne Scout Group to..