Archives for October, 2020

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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..

MORE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS IN MACEDON

More Victorian secondary school students in Macedon now have access to the school-based mental health support they need, thanks to the Victorian Government. Today the Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, met with Gisborne Secondary College’s dedicated Mental Health Practitioner, as well as Student Health and..

SUPPORTING VAPAC TO ADAPT AND BUILD FOR THE FUTURE

The Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) has received significant Victorian Government support to pivot their work, adapt their core business and prepare for the future. Based out of Newham in the Macedon Ranges, VAPAC been named among 78 Victorian arts and cultural organisations..

MILLIONS OF MEALS DELIVERED THROUGH SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUBS

Millions of free meals cooked by Foodbank Victoria have been delivered to students during remote learning thanks to the Victorian Governments School Breakfast Clubs program. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, announced the School Breakfast Clubs program has delivered more than 2.5 million meals in Term..

BOOSTING TELEHEALTH FOR MACEDON RANGES AND HEPBURN LOCALS

Victorians living in the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn region will receive more specialist medical care sooner and closer to home with a big boost to telehealth services when they’re needed most. Five Regional and Rural Health Partnerships will see local health services in each of..

KINDERS ACROSS MACEDON GET TECH SAVVY WITH NEW GEAR

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) The Victorian Government is investing in the future of children giving 784 kindergartens almost $1.1 million in technology grants to help give three and four-year-olds the skills they need. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, announced sixteen kindergartens in the Macedon..

WORK BEGINS ON OVAL UPGRADES AT NEW GISBORNE PRIMARY SCHOOL

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) The first step to transform New Gisborne Primary is underway, with works beginning on the school’s oval upgrade. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP, announced that work had begun on New Gisborne Primary’s new $1 million synthetic grass oval. Easy..

HANGING ROCK MINISTERIAL ADVISORY GROUP APPOINTED

Members of the new Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) that will help guide the future of the iconic Hanging Rock precinct have been announced.  The Group will be responsible for advising the Minister on appropriate future governance, management and development of the Hanging Rock Precinct. Three..

BOOSTING ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR VICTORIA’S FARMERS

The Victorian Government is supporting farmers to improve sustainability and reduce energy costs through the rollout of the new Agriculture Energy Investment Plan grants. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today welcomed the latest recipients to receive the grant including two in the Macedon electorate. Holy..