Get Lost in Mount Alexander’s Creative Neighbourhood

Creativity is set to flow through the Mount Alexander community thanks to a partnership between the Victorian Government and Mount Alexander Shire Council. Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards announced funding of $325,000 for two creative projects; upgrading and extending Castlemaine’s successful Village Square to provide more local creative opportunities and Stage 2 of the…

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New Community Wellbeing Bus for Mount Alexander Shire locals

  Mount Alexander Shire locals now have better access to health and wellbeing facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Eligible residents now have affordable access to a new wheelchair accessible 11-seat bus, which will provide transport for residents who are unable to access a car or public transport. The new…

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Roos Hop Into New Game-Changing Sports Precinct

Kangaroo Flat’s cricket, football and netball clubs can look forward to new female friendly changerooms and showcasing their skills on new multi-use cricket training facilities, made possible by the Victorian Government. Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards officially opened the new rooms and cricket training facility at the popular ground on Saturday 22 May, made…

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$860,000 Funding for Bendigo Showgrounds Upgrade

State Labor Members for Bendigo, Maree Edwards MP and Jacinta Allan MP have announced $680,000 in funding for a project that will upgrade the Bendigo Showgrounds. The project is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to build the things that matter to locals and help their towns thrive and is among a suite of…

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Upgraded Classrooms and Facilities For Winters Flat Primary School

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards MP visited Winters Flat Primary School on Thursday 13 May 2021 to open its $2.916 million upgrade, which included replacing older buildings containing asbestos with new architecturally-designed permanent modular buildings. The new buildings feature a multipurpose hall and an art room along with external learning spaces. Today, we’re not…

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Free Kinder Saving Families In Bendigo Thousands

  Almost 100,000 families across Victoria are benefitting from free kinder this year thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, saving parents in Bendigo thousands of dollars and helping women back into work as we recover from the pandemic. State Labor Members for Bendigo Maree Edwards and Jacinta Allan announced on Friday 7 May that all…

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New preschool opens in Harcourt

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards MP officially opened the new Harcourt Preschool, which has been built on site at Harcourt Valley Primary School, on Monday 26 April 2021. Families living in Harcourt will now have access to a kindergarten and school at the same location, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The early learning…

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Goldfields Artefacts Uncovered at Bendigo GovHub Site

  An extensive archaeological dig on the construction site of the Andrews Labor Government’s Bendigo GovHub has uncovered thousands of items from the city’s rich gold rush past. Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards visited the GovHub site on Friday 9 April 2021 to celebrate the archaeological findings and discuss progress on the construction of…

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Maintenance Boost for Maldon Primary School

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards today announced that Maldon Primary School will receive $230,000 of additional maintenance funding, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. The funding will be used to upgrade the school’s soccer and football oval. Students at the Maldon Primary School earlier this year petitioned Ms Edwards requesting…

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New Play Space Swings into Castlemaine

From rock climbing boulders to a new zipline, the kids and the kids at heart in Castlemaine now have their own awesome new play space in the heart of town thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards yesterday officially opened the new playground at Victory Park,…

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Staff interpreters a first for Bendigo Health

Bendigo’s Karen community will have improved access to the public healthcare system thanks to Bendigo Health’s two new in-house interpreters. Funded through the State Government’s $405 million investment in Bendigo Health for 2019-20, Karen interpreters Sei Sei and Moo Wah will help service a growing refugee population in Bendigo. Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards…

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New Lease of Life for Historic Queen Elizabeth Oval Cottage

The Victorian Government continues to protect the state’s heritage with one of Bendigo’s oldest buildings, the Queen Elizabeth Oval Cottage, reopening today following restoration and conservation works.  Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, representing Minister for Planning Richard Wynne declared the cottage open following the works which were made possible by a $200,000 grant from…

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