July 28, 2016

Single use plastics

Hobsons Bay City Council will be reviewing its procedures to cut single use plastics, such as shopping bags, drinking straws, plastic cups and plastic packaging. The Council will also be coordinating initiatives to recycle electronic waste, often termed ewaste, such as old televisions and computers. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said Council, together with the Sustainable Environment Advisory Group …

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July 14, 2016

Celebrating the Karen Community

Between 30 July and 10 August, Hobsons Bay City Council will present From within we grow, a textile installation showcasing the cultural heritage of the local Karen community at the Joel Gallery. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said our city was home to a large multicultural community with over a third of residents born overseas. Every two years …

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June 30, 2016

Newport Community Hub

And we have a name Newports fabulous new youth, library and seniors building will be known as the Newport Community Hub. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said the Mason Street facility, which was due to be opened in September, was named with help from the local community. Council received 29 suggestions from the community for names for the …

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June 10, 2016

Heritage street signs

Street signs in Williamstown have been given a makeover a facelift of an historic kind to celebrate Hobsons Bays rich history. The initiative is part of Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphills Mayoral program and will acknowledge the local history, people and stories behind some of Hobsons Bays oldest street names. The signs will give a glimpse into the history …

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June 1, 2016

Plastic bag reduction trial

A plastic bag reduction trial in Hobsons Bays key shopping precincts is one of the options Council is considering to cut plastic bag use. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said Australians used more than 5 billion plastic bags each year, the fifth most littered item in Victoria in 2014. We all know the impact plastic bags have on …

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May 24, 2016

Western Distributor – May Update

Hobsons Bay City Council is seeking more information from Transurban so that it can make an informed decision on the Western Distributor project. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said there were a number of impacts the Western Distributor would have on the Hobsons Bay community, including local residents, commuters, sporting clubs and businesses, but a distinct lack of …

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May 12, 2016

Detox your home

Hobsons Bay City Council is encouraging residents to Detox your Home a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of common, highly toxic household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. The free mobile collection service, provided in partnership with Sustainability natural Victoria, is coming to Altona on Saturday 28 May 2016 from 10am to 4pm. Mayor of Hobsons Bay …

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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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