MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Neighbourly support for those most in need

While health authorities continue to make the case for “social distancing” to slow the rate of coronavirus spread, the inner-west’s support network are swinging...

Castle of dreams

A global pandemic and social distancing rules didn't stop a man popping the question in a public proposal at Williamstown's Commonwealth Reserve. Sunbury's Julia Gammon and...

Free bin upsize option

Some Hobsons Bay households will be able to upsize their garbage bins free of charge during the coronavirus crisis. The council last week announced eligible...

Four bin battle of the Bay

Not everyone thinks Hobsons Bay’s new bin system is the fab four. The council’s Recycling 2.0 service was rolled out this month to reduce the...

Waste drop-off rubbished

Hobsons Bay council has been criticised for asking people to drop off excess rubbish at its operations centre on Saturdays amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In...

From little things, big things grow

What started as a small gesture by a family business has turned into a network of helpers delivering free staples to the elderly and...

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way for Yarraville Club

Yarraville Club holds the ace in the pack to edge St Albans in what is turning out to be a Victorian Turf Cricket Association...

AA moves online to combat drinking in self isolation

Not once during self isolation has Kate* felt like a drink. Kate, who previously attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the Newport area, said COVID-19 had...

Drive-through testing sites open

Ten drive-through coronavirus testing sites opened in major shopping outlets across Melbourne last week, including Bunnings West Footscray and Highpoint shopping centre. It comes as...

Staying connected key to wellbeing

Regular routine, exercise, sleep and being “ in the moment” are all vital to maintaining wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a mental...

Corona beach confusion

Confusion has reigned over whether it is permissible to use Altona and Williamstown beaches for activities such as windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP)...

More plastics recycled in Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay council will now accept three out of seven plastic codes in kerbside recycling bins, under what it says is an honest and...

Taxpayers face clean-up bill for uninsured Tottenham fire site

The state’s tax payers are likely to foot the multimillion dollar clean-up bill for the of the site of the 2018 Tottenham chemical fire...

Portraits document social distancing

A Kingsville photographer is putting the human face on the social isolation being forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Strict social distancing rules have all but...

Job loss ‘best chance’ for casuals

A decision to terminate rather than stand down 150 casual employees during the coronavirus crisis has been defended by Maribyrnong council's chief executive. CEO Stephen...

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Illegal rubbish dumping spikes

Bin contamination and illegal rubbish dumping have spiked in Maribyrnong following COVID-19 restrictions. Maribyrnong council is advising residents not to leave home to donate goods...