August 19, 2020

COVID-19 response

The global coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down. Some businesses, particularly restaurants, hotels and cafes have been forced to close down and people have lost jobs. The Council has worked hard to support the local community and businesses since the pandemic broke out in March, sometimes having to interpret rules set by the State and Federal governments. A …

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August 19, 2020

Renovation of the Williamstown Cricket Ground

When the pavilion at the Williamstown Cricket Ground was rebuilt about 12 years ago, Council also installed a huge water tank under the oval for storing stormwater for irrigation purposes over the summer. The oval was resown with turf but a shortfall in funding meant the ground was not properly renovated. During wet winters, the playing surface for football was …

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April 27, 2016

Western Distributor – April Update

Hobsons Bay City Council is urging the local community to get involved and have their say on the Western Distributor Project following the release of a draft design for the new road and tunnel network. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Cr Peter Hemphill said Transurban had presented two options for the proposed tunnel connecting the Westgate Freeway with Citylink, as well …

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April 22, 2016

Sons of Williamstown

Hobsons Bay City Council has launched the Sons of Williamstown: A Labour of Love, which tells the stories of 265 Williamstown men who died at Gallipoli and in Europe during the Great War of 1914-1918. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said the Sons of Williamstown involved the refurbishment of the Great War honour board in the Williamstown Town …

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March 9, 2016

JT Gray Reserve Pavilion

A new pavilion at JT Gray Reserve is one step closer with Hobsons Bay City Council allocating funding for its detailed design. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Cr Peter Hemphill said JT Gray Reserve was the most heavily used reserve for formal sport in Hobsons Bay with about 900 members across five tenant sporting clubs calling the reserve home. Soccer is …

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February 29, 2016

Solar Power

Hobsons Bay City Council is making it easier for residents to install quality solar panels on their homes. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said since launching the program in December, more than 150 local houses had signed on to install solar panels. That equates to 401 kilowatts of energy being generated and a saving of 665 tonnes of …

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November 9, 2015

Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Hobsons Bay Councillors on Friday night elected Strand Ward Councillor Peter Hemphill unanimously as Mayor of Hobsons Bay. Mayor Hemphill was elected at a Special Council Meeting on Friday 6 November. Cr Hemphill has been a Councillor since March 1999, serving also as Mayor in 2008-9. It is an honour to be elected Mayor of Hobsons Bay and Id like …

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