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FROM TIN SHED TO STATE-OF-THE-ART STATION

From its humble beginnings in a tin shed in 1959, the Carlsruhe Fire Brigade has welcomed a new $1.1million station. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas joined Country Fire Authority (CFA) officials today to formally open the new station at Cobb and Co Road. The new station is funded by the Andrews Labor Government’s $43 million budget commitment to upgrade and build new CFA, Victoria State Emergency Service and Life Saving Victoria facilities as part of the Emergency Services High Priority Infrastructure Program. The station includes three motor room bays with work benches, storage, and communications facilities. Male and female turn-out rooms and toilets, as well as an accessible unisex toilet also ensures greater accessibility for the brigade’s 50 dedicated members and visitors. A breathing apparatus store that opens directly onto the motor room will allow this equipment to be quickly loaded onto trucks and later cleaned. Other key features include additional storage, a brigade office, multipurpose room and onsite carparking and a separate truck turning area to improve reverse manoeuvring into the motor room. The new station will ensure the Carlsruhe brigade can continue to respond to the estimated 100 incidents every year in the area and surrounding communities of Kyneton, Woodend, Pastoria and Newham brigade areas. Volunteer firefighters from the Carlsruhe brigade have previously provided support to incidents right across the state including Ash Wednesday, the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, Cobaw fires and in Mallacoota during the devastating 2019-20 fires, where the Carlsruhe tanker was one of 17 tankers defending the town as the fire-front moved through on New Year’s Eve. Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Police and Emergency Services Danny Pearson “The Carlsruhe brigade and its volunteers have a proud history of fighting fires and keeping the local and broader Victorian community safe and this new station will ensure this can continue well into the future.” “We’re ensuring our volunteer firefighters have the resources they need to continue their selfless work and keep Victorian communities safe.” Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and this new station gives volunteers at Carlsruhe Brigade the facilities they deserve.” “This new $1.1 million station represents a significant investment since the brigade’s humble beginnings in 1959 and will ensure it can continue to respond to emergencies now and into the future.”

FROM TIN SHED TO STATE-OF-THE-ART STATION

From its humble beginnings in a tin shed in 1959, the Carlsruhe Fire Brigade has welcomed a new $1.1million station. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas joined Country Fire Authority (CFA) officials today to formally open the new station at Cobb and Co Road. The new station is funded by the Andrews Labor Government’s $43 million budget commitment to upgrade and build new CFA, Victoria State Emergency Service and Life Saving Victoria facilities as part of the Emergency Services High Priority Infrastructure Program. The station includes three motor room bays with work benches, storage, and communications facilities. Male and female turn-out rooms and toilets, as well as an accessible unisex toilet also ensures greater accessibility for the brigade’s 50 dedicated members and visitors. A breathing apparatus store that opens directly onto the motor room will allow this equipment to be quickly loaded onto trucks and later cleaned. Other key features include additional storage, a brigade office, multipurpose room and onsite carparking and a separate truck turning area to improve reverse manoeuvring into the motor room. The new station will ensure the Carlsruhe brigade can continue to respond to the estimated 100 incidents every year in the area and surrounding communities of Kyneton, Woodend, Pastoria and Newham brigade areas. Volunteer firefighters from the Carlsruhe brigade have previously provided support to incidents right across the state including Ash Wednesday, the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, Cobaw fires and in Mallacoota during the devastating 2019-20 fires, where the Carlsruhe tanker was one of 17 tankers defending the town as the fire-front moved through on New Year’s Eve. Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Police and Emergency Services Danny Pearson “The Carlsruhe brigade and its volunteers have a proud history of fighting fires and keeping the local and broader Victorian community safe and this new station will ensure this can continue well into the future.” “We’re ensuring our volunteer firefighters have the resources they need to continue their selfless work and keep Victorian communities safe.” Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and this new station gives volunteers at Carlsruhe Brigade the facilities they deserve.” “This new $1.1 million station represents a significant investment since the brigade’s humble beginnings in 1959 and will ensure it can continue to respond to emergencies now and into the future.”

SCHOOL BUILDING BOOM CONTINUES IN GISBORNE

Families in the south of Gisborne are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art schools they deserve, with works continuing on the new Willowbank Primary School, one of 14 new schools to open across Victoria in 2022. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP, today toured the works at the new Willowbank Primary School, which will open its doors on day 1 of Term 1 2022. The new school will cater for 475 students and feature an administration building, including a library, art, food and science learning spaces, a performing arts and physical education building, two learning neighbourhoods and a sports field. Families can view Willowbank Primary Schools 2022 zone by visiting www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au, details on how to enrol in the school to be released later this year, with the inaugural school principal anticipated to be appointed in Term 3 2021. In delivering the Labor Government’s commitment to build kindergartens on-site or next door to new school sites, local parents will have access to a two-room kindergarten which will be co-located with Willowbank Primary School and is also due to open in 2022. In the past five years, the Labor Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs – and is now ahead of schedule of its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022. Quotes attributable to the Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “Willowbank Primary School is just one of our 14 new schools opening across Victoria next year, and I’m delighted to continue to watch this new school take shape” “This new modern and innovative school will ensure every child in Gisborne has a school close to home.”

SCHOOL BUILDING BOOM CONTINUES IN GISBORNE

Families in the south of Gisborne are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art schools they deserve, with works continuing on the new Willowbank Primary School, one of 14 new schools to open across Victoria in 2022. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP, today toured the works at the new Willowbank Primary School, which will open its doors on day 1 of Term 1 2022. The new school will cater for 475 students and feature an administration building, including a library, art, food and science learning spaces, a performing arts and physical education building, two learning neighbourhoods and a sports field. Families can view Willowbank Primary Schools 2022 zone by visiting www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au, details on how to enrol in the school to be released later this year, with the inaugural school principal anticipated to be appointed in Term 3 2021. In delivering the Labor Government’s commitment to build kindergartens on-site or next door to new school sites, local parents will have access to a two-room kindergarten which will be co-located with Willowbank Primary School and is also due to open in 2022. In the past five years, the Labor Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs – and is now ahead of schedule of its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022. Quotes attributable to the Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas “Willowbank Primary School is just one of our 14 new schools opening across Victoria next year, and I’m delighted to continue to watch this new school take shape” “This new modern and innovative school will ensure every child in Gisborne has a school close to home.”

BACKING MORE WOMEN TO MAKE THE CALL

Fifteen women are about to take the first step in progressing their dream of a career in sports broadcasting, thanks to a ground-breaking program from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that Woodend local Cheryl Downes had been successful in her application. Successful applicants will take part in the second round of the Change Our Game Making the Call pilot program, starting at the end of this month. The first of its kind, the program was created to address the lack of gender diversity in sports broadcasting. It is designed to provide women who are interested in sports broadcasting with the opportunity to further their skills and develop industry connections. The first round of the program was delivered in November 2020 and many of the graduates have moved into a range of industry roles across a variety of sports. Brihony Dawson was a participant in the first round. In a few short months, she succeeded in taking on a number of industry roles, including co-host of the AFLW Grand Final TV show on Channel 31, co-host of All in, an online TV show focused on women’s sport, and will be ground announcer at this week’s AFLW Grand Final in Adelaide. Facilitated by co-creators of the award-winning Outer Sanctum podcast and radio show, Emma and Lucy Race, participants are given tips and advice as well as the opportunity to access broadcasting mentors. Industry experts guiding participants along the way include cricket commentator Mel Jones, TV executive Dave Barham and sports journalists and broadcasters Kelli Underwood, Andy Maher, Daisy Pearce and Megan Hustwaite. This program is part of the Government’s $7.2 million Change Our Game initiative aimed at levelling the playing field for women and girls in sport and recreation. For more information about the Change Our Game Making The Call program visit changeourgame.vic.gov.au. Quote attributable to Acting Premier James Merlino “All-women sporting teams are participating at the highest level of some of our national competitions, and it’s time we see more women in the commentary boxes.” Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas MP “It’s fantastic to see Victorian women like Cheryl pursuing a career in sports broadcasting, and I’m eager to see what she achieves behind the mic.” Quote attributable to successful Making the Call Applicant Cheryl Downes "I'm extremely excited and proud to be selected for the Change our Game: Making the Call Program. My goal is to contribute to the positive visibility of women in sport, and through this program, I hope to further develop my skills to enable this.”  

BACKING MORE WOMEN TO MAKE THE CALL

Fifteen women are about to take the first step in progressing their dream of a career in sports broadcasting, thanks to a ground-breaking program from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that Woodend local Cheryl Downes had been successful in her application. Successful applicants will take part in the second round of the Change Our Game Making the Call pilot program, starting at the end of this month. The first of its kind, the program was created to address the lack of gender diversity in sports broadcasting. It is designed to provide women who are interested in sports broadcasting with the opportunity to further their skills and develop industry connections. The first round of the program was delivered in November 2020 and many of the graduates have moved into a range of industry roles across a variety of sports. Brihony Dawson was a participant in the first round. In a few short months, she succeeded in taking on a number of industry roles, including co-host of the AFLW Grand Final TV show on Channel 31, co-host of All in, an online TV show focused on women’s sport, and will be ground announcer at this week’s AFLW Grand Final in Adelaide. Facilitated by co-creators of the award-winning Outer Sanctum podcast and radio show, Emma and Lucy Race, participants are given tips and advice as well as the opportunity to access broadcasting mentors. Industry experts guiding participants along the way include cricket commentator Mel Jones, TV executive Dave Barham and sports journalists and broadcasters Kelli Underwood, Andy Maher, Daisy Pearce and Megan Hustwaite. This program is part of the Government’s $7.2 million Change Our Game initiative aimed at levelling the playing field for women and girls in sport and recreation. For more information about the Change Our Game Making The Call program visit changeourgame.vic.gov.au. Quote attributable to Acting Premier James Merlino “All-women sporting teams are participating at the highest level of some of our national competitions, and it’s time we see more women in the commentary boxes.” Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas MP “It’s fantastic to see Victorian women like Cheryl pursuing a career in sports broadcasting, and I’m eager to see what she achieves behind the mic.” Quote attributable to successful Making the Call Applicant Cheryl Downes "I'm extremely excited and proud to be selected for the Change our Game: Making the Call Program. My goal is to contribute to the positive visibility of women in sport, and through this program, I hope to further develop my skills to enable this.”  

MORE SUPPORT FOR MACEDON RANGES SPORTS PRECINCT

Plans for a major sports and recreation hub in New Gisborne have received a further boost thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane has announced Macedon Ranges Shire Council will receive $3.2 million from the Growing Suburbs Fund, which helps Melbourne’s rapidly developing interface and peri-urban councils deliver high-quality facilities for their communities. The funding will help deliver the first stage of the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct, including gardens, a wetland, an outdoor gym, barbecue areas, a play space and a walking, cycling and fitness track. A $41 million development, the sports precinct has previously received $11.6 million from the Victorian Government towards an indoor sports arena, new turf and synthetic sports fields, tennis and netball courts. This is the first time Macedon Ranges has received Growing Suburbs Fund support, after the popular and successful fund was expanded to peri-urban councils last year. Since its establishment in 2015 the Growing Suburbs Fund has facilitated $913.2 million in local infrastructure, created more than 8,880 jobs and supported 253 projects across Melbourne’s fastest-growing areas. For more information on the Growing Suburbs Fund and other local government grants programs, visit www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane “Every Growing Suburbs Fund project we support helps deliver vital facilities, creates jobs and makes a real difference for our fastest-growing communities.” “I’m really pleased to be able to announce the first ever Growing Suburbs Fund project in Macedon Ranges and I can’t wait to see the Sports Precinct open for everyone to enjoy.” Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas “I’m delighted the Victorian Government has continued its support for our thriving community with yet more significant support for the fantastic sports precinct project.” “We know the Macedon Ranges is a great place to live, and the Regional Sports Precinct will make it an even better one – this investment will be great for families, children and everyone in our community.”

MORE SUPPORT FOR MACEDON RANGES SPORTS PRECINCT

Plans for a major sports and recreation hub in New Gisborne have received a further boost thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane has announced Macedon Ranges Shire Council will receive $3.2 million from the Growing Suburbs Fund, which helps Melbourne’s rapidly developing interface and peri-urban councils deliver high-quality facilities for their communities. The funding will help deliver the first stage of the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct, including gardens, a wetland, an outdoor gym, barbecue areas, a play space and a walking, cycling and fitness track. A $41 million development, the sports precinct has previously received $11.6 million from the Victorian Government towards an indoor sports arena, new turf and synthetic sports fields, tennis and netball courts. This is the first time Macedon Ranges has received Growing Suburbs Fund support, after the popular and successful fund was expanded to peri-urban councils last year. Since its establishment in 2015 the Growing Suburbs Fund has facilitated $913.2 million in local infrastructure, created more than 8,880 jobs and supported 253 projects across Melbourne’s fastest-growing areas. For more information on the Growing Suburbs Fund and other local government grants programs, visit www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane “Every Growing Suburbs Fund project we support helps deliver vital facilities, creates jobs and makes a real difference for our fastest-growing communities.” “I’m really pleased to be able to announce the first ever Growing Suburbs Fund project in Macedon Ranges and I can’t wait to see the Sports Precinct open for everyone to enjoy.” Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas “I’m delighted the Victorian Government has continued its support for our thriving community with yet more significant support for the fantastic sports precinct project.” “We know the Macedon Ranges is a great place to live, and the Regional Sports Precinct will make it an even better one – this investment will be great for families, children and everyone in our community.”

Campaigns

Mental Health

Mental health is something that affects every Victorian. From teenagers to retirees, mums and dads, and workers in all trades and professions. Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime. All of us will know someone who has experienced mental illness or mental health issues. We know many people do not seek treatment for their mental health issues, or do not receive the level of care they need. This is why the Andrews Government has established a Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – the first of its kind in Australia. It’s an opportunity to repair and build the modern, contemporary mental health system Victorians deserve. Access the report here The Commission will continue to involve people with lived experience of mental illness in its work and in developing the final report. More information about ongoing engagement work, including the public hearings, will be published on the Commission’s website in coming months. Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley (pictured far left) was interviewed by the Macedon Youth Council members Laura Crozier and Miranda Johnson-Jones as part of a forum held at Gisborne Secondary College to discuss the findings of the interim report and its impact on the young people of our region. "For far too long, mental health hasn’t received the attention it deserves. But as a government and as a state, we’re are serious about this issue – and it’s going to save lives.  This is an issue that has deeply impacted our community and I look forward to working with each of you into the future to ensure that we get the best outcomes for our community."  Minister Foley Annie Rowland also spoke about the work that Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group are doing in developing a community support model to better support people living with mental illness or suicidal ideation in the community. To keep informed about the fantastic work this group are doing visit their website here and follow them on Facebook. MENTAL HEALTH AND SERVICE GUIDE My Mental Health Contacts & Services Guide is updated annually and goes out to schools, local GP’s and community health services, and contains information about local services, support groups, specialist support, phone apps and more. If you’d like a hard copies of the booklet, give my office a call on (03) 5428 2138 [simplebooklet src="https://simplebooklet.com/embed.php?wpKey=EDeXcfNZ8Cfv7J1d52CAIA&source=wordpress" width="553" height="1167"]

Mental Health

Mental health is something that affects every Victorian. From teenagers to retirees, mums and dads, and workers in all trades and professions. Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime. All of us will know someone who has experienced mental illness or mental health issues. We know many people do not seek treatment for their mental health issues, or do not receive the level of care they need. This is why the Andrews Government has established a Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – the first of its kind in Australia. It’s an opportunity to repair and build the modern, contemporary mental health system Victorians deserve. Access the report here The Commission will continue to involve people with lived experience of mental illness in its work and in developing the final report. More information about ongoing engagement work, including the public hearings, will be published on the Commission’s website in coming months. Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley (pictured far left) was interviewed by the Macedon Youth Council members Laura Crozier and Miranda Johnson-Jones as part of a forum held at Gisborne Secondary College to discuss the findings of the interim report and its impact on the young people of our region. "For far too long, mental health hasn’t received the attention it deserves. But as a government and as a state, we’re are serious about this issue – and it’s going to save lives.  This is an issue that has deeply impacted our community and I look forward to working with each of you into the future to ensure that we get the best outcomes for our community."  Minister Foley Annie Rowland also spoke about the work that Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group are doing in developing a community support model to better support people living with mental illness or suicidal ideation in the community. To keep informed about the fantastic work this group are doing visit their website here and follow them on Facebook. MENTAL HEALTH AND SERVICE GUIDE My Mental Health Contacts & Services Guide is updated annually and goes out to schools, local GP’s and community health services, and contains information about local services, support groups, specialist support, phone apps and more. If you’d like a hard copies of the booklet, give my office a call on (03) 5428 2138 [simplebooklet src="https://simplebooklet.com/embed.php?wpKey=EDeXcfNZ8Cfv7J1d52CAIA&source=wordpress" width="553" height="1167"]

Victory! Speed Reduction for a safer Toolern Vale

The Toolern Vale community has been successful in their campaign for a speed reduction on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road.  Locals and residents from surrounding towns travelling through Toolern Vale will have a safer journey thanks to a speed limit change along on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road. The Andrews Labor Government has listened to locals and will now implement a speed limit reduction between Gisborne-Melton Road and O’Connell Avenue – from 80km/hour to 60km/hour. The change will come into effect when new speed limit signs are installed in mid-2020, with the impact on travel time expected to be minimal. Reducing the speed limit will improve safety for everyone driving through and living in Toolern Vale, especially pedestrians crossing the road to get around town. The Toolern Vale community have advocated tirelessly to see this important change made, and I want to acknowledge everyone who signed the petition to make it happen. For updates about the speed reduction visit Vic Roads

Victory! Speed Reduction for a safer Toolern Vale

The Toolern Vale community has been successful in their campaign for a speed reduction on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road.  Locals and residents from surrounding towns travelling through Toolern Vale will have a safer journey thanks to a speed limit change along on Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road. The Andrews Labor Government has listened to locals and will now implement a speed limit reduction between Gisborne-Melton Road and O’Connell Avenue – from 80km/hour to 60km/hour. The change will come into effect when new speed limit signs are installed in mid-2020, with the impact on travel time expected to be minimal. Reducing the speed limit will improve safety for everyone driving through and living in Toolern Vale, especially pedestrians crossing the road to get around town. The Toolern Vale community have advocated tirelessly to see this important change made, and I want to acknowledge everyone who signed the petition to make it happen. For updates about the speed reduction visit Vic Roads

Fair funding for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct

Sign our petition and tell Prime Minister Scott Morrison that we need $10 million from the federal government to make the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct a reality. The Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct is an ambitious, community-initiated project that will deliver the indoor and outdoor sporting and recreational facilities our community needs now and into the future. The facilities will be spread across two interconnected sites in New Gisborne at the corner of Barringo Rd and Hamilton Road and support a wide range of local sporting and community organisations and clubs; and also attract regional, state and other elite level competitions. The Andrews Labor Government is committed to this project and that's why we have delivered $14.8 million towards making the Precinct a reality - $11.6 million in the 2019/20 Budget and $3.2 million as part of the Growing Suburbs Fund. Macedon Ranges Shire Council are leading the development of the Precinct and have a planned contribution of $10 million and $100,000 in support from AFL Victoria. This project will only be delivered with all three levels of government paying their fair share. Macedon Ranges Shire Council have announced that the design services tender for the precinct has been awarded to City Collective Pty. Ltd - which means we're one step closer to giving our growing clubs the facilities they need. It's well past time this vital project was funded, so we need to take action together. I encourage players, coaches, volunteers, parents and friends to write to the Minister for Sport, Richard Colbeck, to request the Federal Government contribute their fair share so we can get the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct underway. If you're uncertain on how to write a letter to the Minister, you can download a handy template here - Letter Template - Minister for Sport. Send your emails to senator.colbeck@aph.gov.au - and let's keep up the momentum until we see the funding secured! The Macedon Ranges Sports Precinct will comprise of the following: Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Hub The Regional Sports Hub concept is envisioned as a four-to-six court indoor stadium and community activity hub in New Gisborne and is set to feature: Change rooms and amenities Indoor sports courts Storage Show court Spectator seating Multipurpose rooms Car parking Sports administration area Café and social area Regional Sports Fields In addition to a new oval complex in New Gisborne, including a regional synthetic surface ground and associated buildings the regional sports fields project will also include recreational facilities such as walking tracks, cycling, passive recreation spaces and playgrounds. Natural grass sports field Synthetic surface sports field Activity area Car park Play space BBQ area Wet lands/detention basin Gym equipment Tennis courts Cricket nets Read more about the project developments here

Fair funding for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct

Sign our petition and tell Prime Minister Scott Morrison that we need $10 million from the federal government to make the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct a reality. The Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct is an ambitious, community-initiated project that will deliver the indoor and outdoor sporting and recreational facilities our community needs now and into the future. The facilities will be spread across two interconnected sites in New Gisborne at the corner of Barringo Rd and Hamilton Road and support a wide range of local sporting and community organisations and clubs; and also attract regional, state and other elite level competitions. The Andrews Labor Government is committed to this project and that's why we have delivered $14.8 million towards making the Precinct a reality - $11.6 million in the 2019/20 Budget and $3.2 million as part of the Growing Suburbs Fund. Macedon Ranges Shire Council are leading the development of the Precinct and have a planned contribution of $10 million and $100,000 in support from AFL Victoria. This project will only be delivered with all three levels of government paying their fair share. Macedon Ranges Shire Council have announced that the design services tender for the precinct has been awarded to City Collective Pty. Ltd - which means we're one step closer to giving our growing clubs the facilities they need. It's well past time this vital project was funded, so we need to take action together. I encourage players, coaches, volunteers, parents and friends to write to the Minister for Sport, Richard Colbeck, to request the Federal Government contribute their fair share so we can get the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct underway. If you're uncertain on how to write a letter to the Minister, you can download a handy template here - Letter Template - Minister for Sport. Send your emails to senator.colbeck@aph.gov.au - and let's keep up the momentum until we see the funding secured! The Macedon Ranges Sports Precinct will comprise of the following: Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Hub The Regional Sports Hub concept is envisioned as a four-to-six court indoor stadium and community activity hub in New Gisborne and is set to feature: Change rooms and amenities Indoor sports courts Storage Show court Spectator seating Multipurpose rooms Car parking Sports administration area Café and social area Regional Sports Fields In addition to a new oval complex in New Gisborne, including a regional synthetic surface ground and associated buildings the regional sports fields project will also include recreational facilities such as walking tracks, cycling, passive recreation spaces and playgrounds. Natural grass sports field Synthetic surface sports field Activity area Car park Play space BBQ area Wet lands/detention basin Gym equipment Tennis courts Cricket nets Read more about the project developments here

WE DID IT! Saunders Rd Intersection

Funding to upgrade the intersection at Saunders and Station roads has been delivered and works have begun.