Archives for June, 2019

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PROGRESSING FUTURE EDUCATION FOR ROMSEY AREA STUDENTS

An independent report and local consultation has found that a junior secondary school is not in the best interests of the Romsey community given projected population growth and local demand. Romsey Primary School will now proceed with the $3.2 million upgrade, funded in the Victorian Budget 2018/19, to ensure local students have access to first-rate classrooms and facilities.

LOCAL MP ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF YOUTH INITIATIVE

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas has announced the 13 members to take part in the inaugural Macedon Youth Advisory Council. Aged between 16 and 21, from 8 different towns, the members are graduates or current students from each secondary college in the electorate. Ms Thomas..

DELIVERING THE BEST FACILITIES FOR RIDDELLS CREEK CFA

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting support for local firefighters in Riddells Creek, with $3 million to build a new CFA station to meet the demands of volunteer firefighters and the community into the future. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the volunteer brigade..

NEW TIMETABLE A BOOST FOR MACEDON RANGES BUS SERVICES

Timetables are now available for the new bus services being introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to better connect Lancefield and Romsey with Clarkefield Station, Gisborne and Sunbury. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said that introducing 60 extra bus services and a simpler timetable will..

ENCOURAGING ASPIRING KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS IN HEPBURN SHIRE

The Andrews Labor Government is offering an additional 300 scholarships to aspiring kinder teachers, as well as $9,000 incentives to support early childhood teachers to move to areas where three-year-old kinder is rolling out. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today encouraged Hepburn Shire residents to..

CHEERS TO THE WINE GROWTH FUND

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Macedon’s wine industry, with a grants program to support the growth of wineries in the area, increase visitors, boost exports and support local jobs. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today on a visit to Taradale House announced that four..

KINDER LANGUAGE PROGRAM ARRIVES IN KYNETON

More than 5,000 Victorian children will have an opportunity to learn another language while attending kindergarten this year, due to significant investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today welcomed the Auslan program at Lady Brooks Kinder in Kyneton. This language..

NEW TANKER ROLLS INTO MALSMBURY FIRE BRIGADE

A new medium tanker is helping Malmsbury Fire Brigade keep the local community safe, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas officially handed over the 2750-litre tanker on Sunday and congratulated the volunteer brigade for their dedicated service to the community…

GETTING ON WITH DELIVERING SAFER INTERSECTIONS FOR GISBORNE

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its promise to upgrade two of Gisborne’s busiest intersections, as part of its unprecedented investment in regional roads. As part of the 2019/20 Victorian Budget, the Labor Government has invested $11.7 million to upgrade the intersection of Saunders..