August 29, 2020

Williamstown Juniors FC clubrooms now complete

Work has been completed on the Williamstown Juniors Football Club rooms at Bayside College in Williamstown. The clubroom extension and refurbishment was one of many sports projects identified in the Hobsons Bay Sports Facility Needs Analysis approved by the Council in June, 2018. It was part of a $2.5 million package of upgrades at Bayside College approved by the council …

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August 29, 2020

Council to roll out solar panel network

Local residents with solar panels on their houses will be able to feed into an innovative solar power system about to be built for Hobsons Bay City Council. The new system is a Virtual Energy Network which will help us fulfil our goals to reduce council net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by this year and community emissions to zero …

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August 28, 2020

Save Our Station

I am calling for an SOS – Save Our Station – to Williamstown residents over plans to bulldoze one of its iconic heritage station buildings. It is appalling the Level Crossing Removal Authority is thumbing its nose at residents who had overwhelmingly sent a message to the rail authority they wanted to retain both heritage station buildings at the North …

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August 22, 2020

Edwards Reserve playground

The playground at Edwards Reserve in South Kingsville is taking shape and should be opened by the end of August. It will make a great little park and I know some kids are itching for it to open. It was supposed to open about the end of August but with Covid-19 restrictions, I am not sure exactly when kiddies will …

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August 21, 2020

Ferguson Street rail crossing removal

Hobsons Bay City Council has put forward practical solutions to pedestrian and commuter safety at the Ferguson Street Crossing removal after consulting with its community. I want to commend the Williamstown Crossing Group and individuals who have fed us their views on where we should go on the level crossing removal. The Labor Government has always said the removal of …

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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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September 16, 2016

Peter Hemphill nominates for Strand Ward

Cr Peter Hemphill today nominated for Strand Ward in the upcoming Hobsons Bay Council election. It will be the sixth time he has contested elections in Hobsons Bay. Along with Angela Altair, Cr Hemphill is Hobsons Bay’s longest serving councillor, having served residents of the city for more than 17 years. Strand Ward covers Williamstown, Newport, Spotswood, South Kingsville and …

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September 6, 2016

More heritage signs up

The latest heritage signs have been installed, pointing the way towards a greater understanding of the history of Hobsons Bay. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Cr Peter Hemphill said he was proud to launch the most recent round of signage which takes in streets within Altona, Newport and Altona Meadows. The idea is that the signs will give a glimpse into …

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September 6, 2016

Butt out

Hobsons Bay City Council has launched an initiative to raise awareness of cigarette butt litter and its impacts on marine life and the urban environment. Mayor of Hobson Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said cigarette butts are a key contributor to litter in Hobsons Bay. We are urging residents to butt it and bin it, said Cr Hemphill. Statistics from Clean …

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