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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..

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..

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..

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..

PHOENIX SET TO RISE WITH WORK STARTING ON NEW PAVILION

Melton Phoenix Football Club players will soon have modern female friendly facilities with work starting on a new pavilion at MacPherson Park, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas as construction..

REDEVELOPED MACPHERSON PARK OPEN FOR COMMUNITY OF MELTON

The new $13.3 million Stage 1 redevelopment of MacPherson Park in Melton is now complete thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas, representing Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane today officially opened the new multipurpose community..

RECOGNITION FOR MACEDON SCHOOL INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP

Local businesses across Victoria that are giving students vital on-the-job experience have been honoured by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today celebrated The Social Foundry, who are providing valuable workplace education for students through programs such as Head Start, school-based apprenticeships..

IMPROVING CONNECTIONS FOR REGIONAL VICTORIANS

The Andrews Labor Government helping local business and communities receive better mobile coverage, thanks to the rollout of more than 200 mobile base stations around the state. The 200th station was recently activated in Knowsley, east of Bendigo, improving reception in and around the community..

MAJOR BOOST FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES IN MACEDON

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $838,928 in emergency services in Macedon to provide essential vehicles and appliances for local volunteers. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that the Elphinstone, Fryerstown, Romsey and Woodend CFAs would all receive funding to help protect their local..

MACEDON AND WOODEND SPORTS ON A GOOD WICKET

The growing ranks of the Macedon and Woodend Cricket Clubs now have smashing new cricket training facilities at their respective home grounds, made possible by a $149,000 investment from the Victorian Government. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today joined Macedon Ranges Shire Councillors to officially..

NEW CAR PARKING ON THE WAY FOR BENDIGO LINE PASSENGERS

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering much needed new and upgraded car parking at three stations on the Bendigo line to make it easier for more people to catch the train. The Gisborne Station car parking area will be upgraded and new car parking will..

MAJOR UPGRADES PROGRESSING AT BUSY LOCAL INTERSECTION

The Andrews Labor Government is improving safety at one of New Gisborne’s busiest intersections, with works almost completed on Stage Two of the upgrade to the intersection of Station Road and Saunders Road. An extra two car lanes, a bicycle lane and a shared user..

MAKING MACEDON RANGES GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ENERGY EFFICIENT

Two government schools in the Macedon Ranges are set to become greener and more environmentally sustainable while reducing their electricity costs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that Gisborne Secondary College and Kyneton Primary School are among 171..

NEW FITNESS STATIONS AND PITCH LIGHTING FOR MACEDON RANGES

Opportunities for Victorians to boost their fitness in the scenic surrounds of the Macedon Ranges are ramping up thanks to four new fitness stations, one each in Kyneton, Woodend, Romsey and Gisborne, as well as new soccer pitch lighting at Barkly Square Reserve in Kyneton…

ARCHITECT APPOINTED FOR KYNETON HIGH SCHOOL’S HUGE UPGRADE

Students at Kyneton High School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that Gray Puksand Pty Ltd has been..

MAJOR BOOST FOR THE MIDLAND HIGHWAY IN HEPBURN

Motorists traveling in the Hepburn region will have safer and more reliable journeys as part of a $245 million road improvement blitz on more than 100 road safety projects across Victoria. The safety upgrades include works on the Midland Highway, with $5,540,000 committed to improve..

GRANTS TO GROW GISBORNE AND MALMSBURY BOTANIC GARDENS

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $2.42 million in 26 botanic gardens through the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program, with Gisborne Botanic Gardens and Malmsbury Botanic Gardens both receiving grants. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, said the grants are part of a $4 million,..