August 19, 2016

Councillor Code of Conduct

Hobsons Bay welcomes comments made in State Parliament  this week by Wade Noonan MP, Member for Williamstown and Bernie Finn MP, State Member of Parliament for Western Metropolitan Region in support of the Council with regards to the Code of Conduct matter. Despite recent media reports we would like to reassure our community that the tenure of Hobsons Bay City …

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August 11, 2016

Lost dogs and cats

Council is currently exploring new ways for reducing the number of lost pets that are taken to the pound. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Cr Peter Hemphill said the key to the whole approach was getting pets registered and microchipped. We all know what its like when you lose a pet its a time of great anxiety until youve found them …

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July 29, 2016

Community safety forum

Hobsons Bay City Council and Victoria Police are encouraging people to lock their parked cars and put valuable items out of sight. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Cr Peter Hemphill said this is one of the simple messages that came out of Councils first Community Safety Accord. Vehicle break-ins are a significant problem in Hobsons Bay and local residents need to be …

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July 28, 2016

Tall ship Tenacious visit

When it comes to maritime history, its hard to beat our historic port of Williamstown and the past will meet the present in August when the tall ship Tenacious docks at its official Melbourne home port. Tenacious is one of two tall ships operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, the United Nations accredited international charity formed in the UK in …

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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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