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HELPING THE MACEDON RANGES AND HEPBURN SHIRES SERVE THE COMMUNITY

The Victorian Government will support Hepburn Shire to enable virtual meetings and continue community engagement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane and Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, have announced that Macedon Ranges Shire and Hepburn Shire Council will received almost $200,000..

BUILDING A BIGGER AND BETTER SWINBURNE AVENUE KINDERGARTEN

Note – photo taken prior to COVID-19. Families in Gisborne now have access to bigger, first-class kindergarten facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced the completion of Swinburne Avenue Kindergarten’s $735,000 upgrade. The project has seen an extension..

FREE PADS AND TAMPONS IN ALL GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN MACEDON

Free pads and tampons are now available in every government school in the Macedon electorate, and across the state – reducing the discomfort and embarrassment around periods for girls and saving families hundreds of dollars every year. Victoria is the first state or territory in..

GRANTS TO KEEP MACEDON RANGES AND HEPBURN CREATIVES WORKING

Photo credit: Samantha Slicer Macedon Ranges and Hepburn creatives are among hundreds of Victorian artists and creative businesses to receive a lifeline from the Victorian Government, enabling them to keep working, adapting and creating through the pandemic. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced nine..

A SAFER MAIN ROAD FOR ROMSEY LOCALS

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are welcoming the completion of a new roundabout that is increasing road safety and improving traffic flow in the heart of Romsey. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP said the $4.7 million intersection upgrade on Barry and Main Streets is making..

BIG BOOST FOR SMALL-SCALE AND CRAFT AGRIBUSINESSES

Small-scale and craft producers across the state have received a funding boost to help grow their businesses and generate jobs thanks to grants from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes and Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, visited Dreaming Goat Dairy in Monegeetta to..

BUILDER APPOINTED TO TRANSFORM GISBORNE PRIMARY

Families in Gisborne will soon have access to the first-rate facilities they deserve, with a builder appointed construct Stage 2 of Gisborne Primary School’s upgrades. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced Newton Manor Constructions Pty Ltd has been appointed to build the school’s $10..

CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON NEW ROMSEY MEN’S SHED

Men across the Romsey community will soon have access to a fantastic new Men’s Shed, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that construction on the new Romsey Men’s Shed will begin shortly. The announcement means that..

SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES ACROSS HEPBURN

The Victorian Government has helped tip millions of dollars back into the Hepburn economy by supporting local businesses to get through to the other side of the coronavirus crisis. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced 206 businesses across the Hepburn Shire Council area been..

MORE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS IN DAYLESFORD

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) Secondary school students in Daylesford will soon have access to the school-based mental health support they need, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that Daylesford Secondary College will receive support under the Mental..

THREE-YEAR-OLD KINDER AROUND THE CORNER FOR HEPBURN SHIRE

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) Three-Year-Old Kindergarten is just around the corner for children living in Hepburn Shire, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark early childhood education reform. For the first time, local families can enrol their children in universal funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten in..

MP WELCOMES NEXT STEP FOR MACEDON RANGES REGIONAL SPORTS PRECINCT

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) Better sports facilities for the Macedon Ranges are a step closer, with Macedon Ranges Shire Council awarding the design services tender for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, welcomed the announcement of the design services..

BOOST FOR ELPHINSTONE COMMUNITY HALL

Mount Alexander Shire Council has received $25,451 to upgrade Elphinstone Community Hall under the Victorian Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Program. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced funding for the project. The project is among 29 successful initiatives to be announced as part of this..

REVITALISING ROMSEY MECHANICS INSTITUTE

The Romsey community has received $35,000 for the Romsey Mechanics Institute as part of the Victorian Government’s ongoing commitment to support regional communities through the impacts of coronavirus. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced funding for the project, which is among a suite of..

MORE SPORTS CLUBS RECEIVE COMMUNITY SPORTS GRANTS

(Photo taken prior to COVID-19) As our local sports clubs prepare for a return to play, the Andrews Labor Government is helping to support them in paying their bills. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced another twenty-five clubs across the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn..