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Letter to the Editor: Voluntary Assisted Dying

The Andrews Labor Government has accepted the recommendations of the Expert Ministerial Advisory Panel’s report on Voluntary Assisted Dying, and is now working on legislation to bring before the Parliament in the coming months. The recommendations accepted by government include 68 safeguards – making it..

ROMSEY TO RECEIVE MAIN STREET MAKEOVER

Romsey’s streetscape will be upgraded to create an environment where existing and new businesses can thrive, and visitors will be encouraged to spend more time in town, thanks to a $400,000 Victorian Government grant. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the funding in Romsey’s..

BETTER BUS CONNECTIONS AT CLARKEFIELD & SUNBURY

Commuters from Romsey and Lancefield will experience more seamless bus connections to Sunbury Station following common sense improvements to the local bus timetable. Local MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the new timetable had been introduced after a strong community campaign and that the changes will make..

EXTRA SERVICES OPEN UP WEEKENDS FOR MACEDON PASSENGERS

The Andrews Labor Government is opening up the weekend for passengers who use Malmsbury, Macedon, Riddells Creek and Clarkefield Stations, with 27 more weekday and weekend train services starting from 27 August. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the new V-Line timetable, with nine..

Netball and Tennis Changerooms open in Lancefield

Construction of female friendly and accessible change rooms and public toilets at Lancefield Football Netball and Tennis clubs is complete. The Victorian Government funded the $450,000 facility, which is already being enjoyed by local players. A range of local traders generously committed in-kind support and..

$650,000 in funding for Hepburn Waste to Energy System

Hepburn Shire Council has received $650,000 from the Victorian Government to implement the first stage of an innovative waste to energy system. In the first stage of the $2.4 million project, Hepburn Shire will divert more than 2,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill sites..

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS FOR CALDER FREEWAY

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting safety on the Calder Freeway, installing nearly 60 kilometres of flexible safety barriers. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, recently inspected the work taking place on the Calder Freeway between Faraday and Woodend that will reduce the risk of run-off-road..

AMBULANCE REFORMS ARE SAVING LIVES

A record number of Victorians are surviving cardiac arrest because of recent reforms that are making more ambulances available for people in life threatening emergencies. New comprehensive analysis released today shows that almost 7,000 more Victorians are getting an emergency ambulance within 15 minutes because..

WORKS BEGIN ON KYNETON STATION CAR PARK UPGRADE

The Andrews Labor Government is building more car parks at Kyneton Station, to make it quicker and easier for people to drive to the station and catch the train. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas announced today that construction has begun on the major expansion of..

BOOSTING DIGITAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS IN HEPBURN

Students in Hepburn and Macedon will receive a better digital education, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes a $16.4 million state-wide investment to improve bandwidth and digital connectivity for students in 347 small rural and regional Victorian government schools. Member..

DAYLESFORD & HEPBURN SAY NO TO FAMILY VIOLENCE

Representatives from community groups, sporting clubs and local businesses gathered at the Daylesford Neighbourhood house this morning to launch the “Daylesford and Hepburn Say NO to Family Violence” campaign. Spearheaded by Mary-Anne Thomas MP, the aim of the ‘Say NO to family violence’ campaign is..

KYNETON COMMUNITY PARK OPEN FOR ALL      

The Kyneton Community Park, situated within the town’s heritage listed Botanic Gardens, is providing residents and visitors with a new place to gather, catch up with friends and family, explore the interactive playground, and appreciate the history of the town. Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas..

REGIONAL EVENT FUNDING FOR HARVEST FESTIVAL

Join thousands of foodies from across the state and beyond to taste your way around the region at the 2017 Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Festival. This popular event will be boosted by funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund. The nine-day gastronomical extravaganza..

RAISING A GLASS TO THE FUTURE OF VICTORIAN WINE

Victoria produces some of the best drops in the world, and thanks to the Andrews Labor Government even more tourists, connoisseurs and locals will get the opportunity to try the perfect glass with the launch of the Wine Industry Development Strategy and round two of..

CONTEMPORARY ARTS EVENT FOR KYNETON

Labor Member for Macedon met with the Kyneton Contemporary committee on Thursday evening to congratulate them on receiving $19,500 for a Victorian Arts Grant to present an inaugural contemporary art triennial in Kyneton. The latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s VicArts grants will support..