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 year’s program, designed to support community-led projects that make regional Victoria a better place to live, work and visit.

The Elphinstone Community Hall Kitchen Upgrade project will deliver a full kitchen upgrade to commercial standards for the Elphinstone Community Hall.

The project will complement the objectives of the Small Towns Streetscape – Stage 2 project, which has been recently funded by Regional Development Victoria, and will include the revitalisation of key elements in the main street of Elphinstone.

The current round of the program provides grants up to $50,000 and was advertised at the beginning of the year through a competitive-based process to ensure the best projects received support.

The fund is part of the Victorian Government’s flagship Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, a key aspect of the Government’s record $2.6 billion Delivering for Regional and Rural Victoria Program unveiled in last year’s State Budget.

The investment is delivering quality education, health, transport and record jobs – which have never been more important than right now as Victorians navigate the consequences of coronavirus.

Information and guidelines for the Stronger Regional Communities Program are available at

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP

“Elphinstone Community Hall is a vital meeting space for locals, and we’re making sure we’re investing in our regional communities so that more people can enjoy the unique lifestyle our region offers.”

 “We are making sure our region has the support our communities need to move through the current challenges and can thrive into the future, helping attract new people to town and existing businesses expand.”