MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Footscray synchro swim stars take on the world

Two stars of Footscray’s Golden Fish synchronised swimming club hope to make a splash on the international stage at the World Championships in Budapest...

My Place: Belle Hadiwidjaja

When the coronavirus lockdown put a freeze on Belle Hadiwidjaja’s beloved ice skating, she strapped on her rollerskates and took to the streets of...

Walk in honour of baby Theo

After the heartbreaking loss of their baby boy, Theo, an Altona Meadows’ couple is walking 20 kilometres to raise funds for cuddle cots to...

Williamstown beach clean-up mission

He's starred alongside Meryl Streep and played with Jimmy Barnes but for the past eight years, Mark Clarke has been cleaning up Williamstown beach. The Wyndham Vale resident has retired...

A bridge too far for cyclists and pedestrians

Hobsons Bay council, pedestrians and cyclists have launched a campaign calling for a safe crossing over the Queen Street road bridge at Altona Meadows. They...

Sixth annual Setting Sun Film Festival calls for entries

The west’s largest film festival is set to become even bigger with new awards rolling out for Indigenous filmmakers and creators of online series. Entries...

Youth event explores hot topic of mental health

Young people are being urged to warm up their night by diving headlong into an evening of entertainment and discussion for the inaugural Hot...

Orbweavers spin tales of western waterways

A night of songs and spoken word about how the waterways of Melbourne’s west have changed will premiere in Newport this month. Artists Marita Dyson...

Residents fired up over West Footscray inferno fall-out

Frustrated residents affected by the West Footscray fire are calling for greater transparency and a swifter response by authorities. Two months after fire tore through...

Voucher program for families in Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay

Families in Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay will soon be eligible for a government voucher program aimed at making sporting clubs more affordable. The Get...

Project seeks council funds to help sex workers

A support service for sex workers is seeking budget funds from Hobsons Bay council to help women in both licensed and illegal brothels. Project Respect...

Early voting in federal election now open

Early voting for the federal election is now open in a number of sites across Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong. Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) electoral commissioner...

Pop-Up Bicycle Lane trial coming to Maribyrnong

Maribyrnong council has endorsed a Pop-Up Bicycle Lane trial. The Pop-Up Bicycle Lanes Project was proposed by the Department of Transport and will result in...

$45 million plan to tackle ice crisis welcomed

Maribyrnong police have welcomed the state government’s $45 million plan to tackle the “ice” epidemic. Premier Daniel Andrews last week released Victoria’s Ice Action Plan,...

West Gate Distributor: Maribyrnong council seeks details

The state government is under growing pressure to reveal greater detail about its plans for the West Gate Distributor. Maribyrnong council is calling for more...

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Calling for more injecting rooms

A public health institute has co-released a report in support of introducing a second safe injecting room for Melbourne, with one of the report's...