State Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, has written to the Federal Minister for Sport, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, to ensure that a promise made during the recent election campaign is delivered in full.

During the campaign the unsuccessful Liberal candidate for the seat of Bendigo, Ms Megan Purcell, announced that a re-elected Turnbull Government would contribute $100,000 towards the development of a business plan, feasibility study and design for the proposed Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Hub.

Ms Thomas said she had written to the Minister to ensure that the promise will be delivered in full as soon as possible. She also pointed out that the Hub will bring increased participation in various sports, something that, in turn, leads to better health outcomes. The Hub will also mean that Macedon will have the capacity to host regional sporting competitions.


Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“Lisa Chesters was successful in holding onto the seat of Bendigo with an increased majority in the 2 July election but this does not mean that promises made by the Liberal candidate and the Turnbull Government during the campaign can simply be ignored.”

“The Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Hub is a crucial piece of infrastructure for our growing region.”

“As the State Member for Macedon I am keen to work with other levels of government to ensure that this crucial piece of infrastructure is realised.”