Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today joined members of the local community to officially open the iconic Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa’s newest mineral bathing experience facilities.

The Victorian Government contributed $200,000 towards the $430,000 project, with Belgravia Leisure contributing the remaining funding.

The funding has enabled the historic Bathhouse to expand its facilities and meet higher weekend and public holiday demand.

The expanded facilities include a new deck, cold plunge pool, outdoor creek-side bathing and a Moroccan inspired Hammam.

The project is expected to boost visitation to the facility by 35 per cent, directly contributing to the growth of the local visitor economy through increased employment, business and tourism opportunities.

The Victorian Government has identified the visitor economy as critically important to future economic development of regional and rural Victoria with sector contributing $11.5 billion to the regional economy and generating 114,400 jobs annually.

The Government is prioritising investment and development that opens up opportunities in regional Victoria for the private sector to create unique and distinctive visitor experiences.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas


“Tourists have long been flocking to the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa as the region’s leading tourism icon. It attracts a strong day trip market, which is set to grow with these exciting new developments.

 “Tourism is the key to keeping our regions strong. The visitor economy is crucial to our state, employing around 114,000 regional Victorians. Investments like the new Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa facility help ensure that the visitor economy thrives and continues to grow across regional Victoria.”

 Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford

 “The Victorian Government is investing in projects like the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa’s redevelopment because it is committed to building stronger regional communities, driving economic growth and ensuring that regional Victoria remains a great place to live, work and visit.”