Archives for June, 2022

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VICTORIAN LANDCARE GRANTS AND JUNIOR GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Victorian Government is providing a major funding boost to volunteers and young people across the state, including in Macedon to help them protect and restore the natural environment in our area. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas said the 2022 Victorian Landcare Grants and the..

SAFE SPACES FOR LGBTIQ+ YOUNG PEOPLE IN HEPBURN

The Andrews Labor Government is giving young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) Victorians access to additional wellbeing support services located at safe spaces across Victoria. The Chillout Festival will receive $50,000 to build their capacity and strengthen their sustainability…

UPGRADING MACEDON SCHOOLS BRICK BY BRICK

Students in Woodend will soon have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work underway upgrading St Ambrose Primary School. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today turned the first sod to start construction on St Ambrose’s $3.2 million upgrade, which will help..

BOOST FOR TOURIST SITES AFTER FLOOD AND STORM DAMAGE

The popular Daylesford Spa Country Railway – damaged in the significant flood and storm event in 2021 – is one of several local tourist assets and community facilities in Hepburn Shire receiving recovery funding from the Victorian and Federal Governments, with clean-up works already underway…

MORE OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE FACILITIES FOR BUSY FAMILIES

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the Outside School Hours Care services families need in Macedon, with a new round of grants now open to set up services at more schools around the state. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that applications are now..

RECOVERY CONTINUES IN HEPBURN AND MACEDON RANGES

At the one-year mark following the devastating flood and storm event last June, the Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support those in Hepburn Shire, Macedon Ranges Shire and surrounds with practical support to help them build back better and stronger. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne..

NEW HUB TO CONNECT TRENTHAM COMMUNITY

The historic Trentham Mechanics Institute is set to be transformed into a new community hub that will help bring locals together for events big and small, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today..

BIGGEST MORNING TEA CELEBRATED LOCALLY

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas celebrated the Biggest Morning Tea with local members of the community in her electorate office raising $400 to support cancer research. Cancer is a leading contributor to the burden of disease in Victoria. There are 95 new diagnoses each day,..

FREE CAMPS FOR STUDENTS IN MACEDON

The Andrews Labor Government will help Victorian kids enjoy the best camps, sporting programs and cultural experiences Victoria has to offer, re-engaging them in the extracurricular activities they loved before the pandemic. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that local camp providers Doxa Youth..

HELPING HIGH-ABILITY STUDENTS STRIVE FOR SUCCESS

More high-ability students at every government school in Macedon will have support to excel at school and reach their full potential, with more funding for the Andrews Labor Government’s Student Excellence Program. The Victorian Budget 2022/23 invests an extra $37 million to make sure high-achieving..

A NEW PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure Victorian students with disability in Macedon are better supported by their teachers and peers through a new partnership with Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott AO and Get Skilled Access. The new partnership will design and deliver a..

DELIVERING STRONGER HEALTH SERVICES IN DAYLESFORD

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the best healthcare for communities in the Central Highlands with plans progressing for a $4.5 million upgrade of Daylesford Hospital’s operating theatres. Minister for Health Martin Foley today visited Daylesford Hospital and announced designs for the multi-million-dollar project are..