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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..

TRENTHAM KINDER UPGRADE ON TRACK

Trentham families will soon have access to a first-rate and modern early childhood facility just in time for the roll out of funded Three-Year-Old Kinder. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Trentham Kindergarten to inspect the works..

NEW KINDER FOR KYNETON

A new kinder will be built at Kyneton Primary School, boosting kinder capacity for the area and ensuring families will be able to ditch the dreaded double-drop off. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Kyneton Primary School..

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS BRING JOBS TO THE MACEDON RANGES

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with exciting regional infrastructure projects across Victoria, with works on two important projects in the Macedon Ranges underway, boosting the economy and making the area an even better place to live, work and visit. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne..

HELPING MACEDON KIDS GET THE MOST OUT OF KINDER

Every Victorian child attending a funded kindergarten program in the Macedon electorate will get the most out of their learning and development with the final stage of the $160 million Australian-first School Readiness Funding rolling out. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, has announced 22 early..

BRINGING MORE CLEAN ENERGY TO HEPBURN

The Victorian Government is helping boost the use of renewable energy technologies in the Hepburn Shire to reduce electricity costs, create local jobs and support clean power. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that..

BLOWHOLE REBUILD A BOOST FOR HEPBURN AND MACEDON RANGES

The important nature-based tourism economy of Hepburn and Macedon Ranges Shires has received a timely boost with the re-opening of The Blowhole, in Hepburn Regional Park. Following a $250,000 investment from the Victorian Government, The Blowhole has reopened with a new viewing area and visitor..

UPGRADING KYNETON HIGH SCHOOL BRICK BY BRICK

This year, Kyneton families have done an incredible job in supporting students to learn from home. As kids get back into the classroom, we want to make sure they have the fantastic new learning spaces they deserve. The Andrews Labor Government has built and upgraded..

FUNDING TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG MACEDON RANGES RESIDENTS TO CARE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

Schools and kindergartens in the Macedon Ranges will share in $409,500 for biodiversity projects and learning activities from the Victorian Government. Hesket Primary School, Candlebark School and Swinburne Avenue Kindergarten are three of 113 recipients across Victoria to receive 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity..

LAND LOCKED IN FOR NEW SCHOOL AS NAME CONSULTATION BEGINS

Families living in the south of Gisborne are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art education facilities they deserve, with a site secured to build a new primary school. Minister for Education James Merlino, Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt and State Member for Macedon..

VICTORIAN TAFE BEHIND AUSTRALIA’S BEST PIE SUCCESS

A Kyneton pie master behind Australia’s Best Pie for the past three years has credited his culinary success to the skills he learned at TAFE. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney and Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP today visited Country..

VICTORIANS URGED TO PREPARE FOR FIRE SEASON

Victorians are being urged to prepare for the upcoming summer fire season, with Fire Action Week starting today. Fire and rescue agencies have started their preparations under a COVIDSafe plan this year to ensure burns and fuel reduction activity can be conducted safely, and all..

WORKS UNDERWAY TO TRANSFORM GISBORNE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Families in Gisborne will soon have access to amazing new facilities, with work underway to upgrade Gisborne Primary School. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP, today visited the construction site of Gisborne Primary’s $10 million upgrade. The upgrade will see a brand-new competition-grade gymnasium and..

BUILDING A BETTER ST BRIGID’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL IN GISBORNE

The Victorian Government will fast-track funding for upgrades to Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria to give students and staff the best facilities sooner, and support local jobs, businesses and Victoria’s economic recovery. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP today announced that St Brigid’s Catholic..

A BIGGER, MORE INCLUSIVE ST AMBROSE PARISH PRIMARY

The Victorian Government will fast-track funding for upgrades to Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria to give students and staff the best facilities sooner, and support local jobs, businesses and Victoria’s economic recovery. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that St Ambrose Parish Primary..

BUILDING A BIGGER AND BETTER MELTON CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

The Victorian Government will fast-track funding for upgrades to Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria to give students and staff the best facilities sooner, and support local jobs, businesses and Victoria’s economic recovery. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, and Member for Melton, Steve McGhie, today..