MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Police Mercedes-Benz ‘Guardian’ to promote road safety

They call it the Road Guardian and it’s in Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong and Wyndham for the next week. Mercedes-Benz has loaned its GLE63 S Coupe to...

Altona Meadows’ Mildred “Millie” Andrew turns 103

Mildred “Millie” Andrew celebrated her 103rd birthday on Australia Day, making her – it is believed – Hobsons Bay’s oldest resident. Born and raised in...

Glitz and glamour for Miss Transsexual Australia title

Glitz and glamour will dazzle an audience in Yarraville later this month as entrants vie for the coveted title of Miss Transsexual Australia 2017. A...

Anzac Day centenary: Williamstown Diggers history in the spotlight

An Anzac project launched on Sunday will delve into the history behind 265 Diggers from Williamstown who did not return home from WWI. In 1917,...

All-in call for vaccine across Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong

Ninety-five per cent of children living in Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong will need to be immunised by the time they start school under a...

Rise in sex offences

By Goya Dmytryshchak and Benjamin Millar Reports of sexual offences increased in Hobsons Bay in the 12 months to September 30 last year, new Crime...

Jason Price elected as new Hobsons Bay councillor

UPDATE: Jason Price was elected to replace Tony Briffa on Hobsons Bay council in a Victorian Electoral Commission countback this morning. A vacancy arose in...

WTF is coming to Williamstown

What the Frankfurt! A new Williamstown restaurant called WTF is raising eyebrows before its opening next month. WTF Bar – which stands for World Travel Food...

Students test mettle in science and engineering challenge

High school students from across Melbourne’s west have put their knowledge into action in Victoria University’s annual Science and Engineering Challenge. Teams of year 9...

Waste a big ticket item for council candidates

Multiple Hobsons Bay council candidates are running for election on a platform of allowing people to upsize to a bigger rubbish bin for free...

Fake truck-driving certificates land man in jail

A man has been jailed for four months after accepting cash kickbacks for issuing certificates to drive trucks and other heavy vehicles. Former Linfox employee...

Rates fight unites traders

Hobsons Bay's four main trader associations have united in an unprecedented move to jointly object to proposed rates rises. Under Hobsons Bay council's draft 2020-21...

Anti-toxic waste alliance calls for end to waste danger

The waste crisis threatening the liveability of Melbourne’s suburbs has a determined new foe – the Anti-Toxic Waste Alliance. Chaired by Yarraville campaigner Sue Vittori,...

Thumbs down for West Footscray pop-up park

A pop-up park proposed for West Footscray has been given a thumbs down by the community. Maribyrnong councillor Catherine Cumming floated the idea of the...

Yarraville residents ready to fight for open space

Yarraville residents have vowed to keep up their fight to protect open green space from the Western Distributor. Star Weekly last week reported a tunnel...

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Concern as homelessness sector ‘inundated’

Homelessness workers in the northern and western suburbs say they are being “inundated” with requests for crisis accommodation. They are calling on the state government...