Media Releases

Search Media Releases

NEW FITNESS STATIONS AND PITCH LIGHTING FOR MACEDON RANGES

Opportunities for Victorians to boost their fitness in the scenic surrounds of the Macedon Ranges are ramping up thanks to four new fitness stations, one each in Kyneton, Woodend, Romsey and Gisborne, as well as new soccer pitch lighting at Barkly Square Reserve in Kyneton…

ARCHITECT APPOINTED FOR KYNETON HIGH SCHOOL’S HUGE UPGRADE

Students at Kyneton High School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that Gray Puksand Pty Ltd has been..

MAJOR BOOST FOR THE MIDLAND HIGHWAY IN HEPBURN

Motorists traveling in the Hepburn region will have safer and more reliable journeys as part of a $245 million road improvement blitz on more than 100 road safety projects across Victoria. The safety upgrades include works on the Midland Highway, with $5,540,000 committed to improve..

GRANTS TO GROW GISBORNE AND MALMSBURY BOTANIC GARDENS

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $2.42 million in 26 botanic gardens through the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program, with Gisborne Botanic Gardens and Malmsbury Botanic Gardens both receiving grants. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, said the grants are part of a $4 million,..

GRANT TO GROW WOMBAT HILL BOTANIC GARDENS

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $2.42 million in 26 botanic gardens through the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program with Wombat Hill Botanic Garden receiving a $22,647 grant. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, said the grants are part of a $4 million, two-year program..

PARAMEDIC BOOST TO BOLSTER CARE AND COVERAGE FOR GISBORNE

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Gisborne has greater access to paramedics and timely medical services thanks to a $14.8 million funding investment in Ambulance Victoria. As part of the 2020/21 Budget commitment, a Peak Period Unit will be deployed in Gisborne from next month,..

WORKS UNDERWAY TO TRANSFORM NEW GISBORNE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Students in New Gisborne will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading New Gisborne Primary School. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today turned the first sod to start construction on New Gisborne Primary’s $3.1 million upgrade,..

HISTORIC THREE-YEAR-OLD KINDERGARTEN ROLLED-OUT IN THE HEPBURN SHIRE

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reform to early childhood education has arrived in the Hepburn Shire, with children attending funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today joined early childhood staff, children and Hepburn Shire Council representatives at Daylesford Community Child Care Centre to..

BOOSTING FOOD RELIEF IN KYNETON

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening food relief services across the state to ensure healthy food reaches Victorians in need. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, announced Kyneton Community House have received a $60,560 grant as part of the $5 million Community Food Relief Fund grant..

BUILDER APPOINTED FOR NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL IN GISBORNE

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring families in Gisborne are one step closer to having a great local school, with works moving ahead on the new Willowbank Primary School. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, has welcomed the appointment of ADCO Group Pty Ltd to build..

SOLAR POWER BOOST FOR LANCEFIELD AND RIDDELLS CREEK

Volunteer committees of management on public land, including in Lancefield and Riddells Creek, are set to save thousands of dollars on power bills by installing solar PV systems, thanks to funding from the Victorian Government for the Solar on Public Buildings Program. Minister for Energy,..

BOOST FOR HEPBURN VICSES

The Andrews Labor Government has invested in emergency services in Macedon to improve infrastructure and facilities. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Hepburn VICSES, to announce they will receive funding to asphalt the entire driveway from the rear of their Daylesford building to the..

ROMSEY ECOTHERAPY PARK DESIGNS RELEASED

A new public park in Romsey that will be accessible for people of all ages and abilities is a step closer, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today viewed the newly released concept designs for the Romsey Ecotherapy..

SUPPORTING SMALL-SCALE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS ACROSS MACEDON

Victorian schools will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $70 million Minor Capital Works Fund. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced ten schools in the Macedon electorate have been allocated funding to fast-track a..

NAME ANNOUNCED FOR NEW SCHOOL IN SOUTH OF GISBORNE

The new primary school being built in Gisborne South by the Andrews Labor Government has been named following community consultation. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that the primary school will be known as Willowbank Primary School when..

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST IN MACEDON

When the Andrews Labor Government was elected, we promised to put people first. As our state begins its recovery from the global pandemic, people will continue to be our priority. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers on the investments that will see our community recover –..

$12 MILLION TO REVITALISE THE HEART OF KYNETON

The old Kyneton Primary School occupies a special place in our region’s heart. One that is based on its history as one of the oldest schools in Victoria, and the memories that so many people in our community have forged there. That’s why the Andrews..

$30 MILLION BIG HOUSING BUILD FOR THE MACEDON RANGES

The Victorian Government is making sure more Victorians have the security and stability of a home, with our state’s – and Australia’s – biggest ever investment in public and community housing. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver a historic $5.3 billion Big Housing Build to..