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October 18, 2020

A cool idea to counter urban heat

Hobsons Bay has nearly 27,000 trees in its parks and another 45,000 in the streets. There are thousands of other trees on private land and in conservation areas. All up, it is estimated by RMIT the Hobsons Bay municipality has a canopy cover of 7.9 per cent of its total land area. That makes it one of the worst in …

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October 17, 2020

New park planned in Blenheim Road, Newport

Work should begin on the park in front of the Mosque in Blenheim Road, Newport, this financial year. Council has allocated $250,000 in the 2020-21 Budget to begin the upgrade after conducting two community consultation sessions last year to ascertain local residents’ views. This year’s Budget allocation includes the installation of public toilets on the park. The work should carry …

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October 11, 2020

LXRP spurns Ferguson St crossing design

The Level Crossing Removal Project proponents have snubbed the Williamstown community over a sensible design for the Ferguson Street crossing. The Hobsons Bay City Council adopted a design for the North Williamstown station precinct at its August 11 council meeting, based on the Williamstown community’s aspirations for the area. Importantly, it included retention of the heritage east station building and …

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