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Rubbish bottleneck at Kororoit Creek

Thousands of plastic bottles have washed up in Kororoit Creek in Melbourne’s west, prompting calls for the state government to fast-track a container deposit...

Cheers to Communitinnies

When the bars and pubs shut, Footscray's Hop Nation Brewery pulled together beers made by struggling local independent brewers to home deliver packs of...

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...

Farmers’ market proposal for wedding venue

A wedding venue could become the site of Melbourne’s next Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market amid the coronavirus crisis. Happy Receptions at 199 Sunshine Road,...

Maribyrnong detention centre to house prisoners to slow coronavirus

The former Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre will house men leaving jail to "slow the spread of coronavirus". The state government on Friday announced the centre,...

Virus rise linked to meatworks cluster

The Cedar Meats processing facility in Brooklyn has been confirmed as the plant at the centre of the latest COVID-19 outbreak. There are 34 cases...

Pandemic emergency centres identified

Williamstown Town Hall and the basketball stadium in Altona Meadows could be used as emergency relief centres in the event of a local COVID-19...

Yarraville childcare pupils clear of COVID-19

A Yarraville childcare centre will reopen tomorrow after two children were found not to have coronavirus. The Learning Sanctuary in Gamon Street closed on Wednesday...

Yarraville centre waits on COVID test

A Yarraville childcare centre has closed as it awaits test results for two children with presumed coronavirus. The Learning Sanctuary in Gamon Street closed on...

Council offers rates relief

Rates relief forms part of a $6.5 million support package for residents and businesses affected by COVID-19 that was endorsed at last week's Maribyrnong...

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...

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...

A driveway lament for Anzac Day

Williamstown North piper Barry Stewart has played every Anzac Day since 1956. On Saturday, it will be the first time he has played in his...

Lone figure salutes fallen at Williamstown cenotaph

A lone figure saluting the fallen at Williamstown cenotaph represented many for this year's Anzac Day dawn service. Members of the community were urged to...

Special delivery for WWII Digger

World War II Digger Cliff Elliott was delivered his medals on Friday so he could commemorate Anzac Day in lockdown. The air force veteran, who...

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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...