MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Look for the good times, Digger implores

One of the last surviving Diggers in Melbourne’s west says he is determined not to let coronavirus kill the Anzac spirit. World War II veteran...

Sculpture damaged by vandals

One of eight giant sculptures along a popular western suburbs trail has been cut at its base and rolled down an embankment in an...

Maribyrnong cuts speed limits to 40km/h

By Goya Dmytryshchak Speed limits will be cut to 40km/h on most council-owned local roads in Footscray, Kingsville and Yarraville by June. It follows the...

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...

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)...

Pet registrations waived

Pet owners in Maribyrnong won’t have to pay cat and dog registrations for the next year because of hardship caused by COVID-19. Maribyrnong council has...

The world can wait

A female boxer from Williamstown is waiting for her chance to take on the world. Stephanie Mfongwot, 26, has always been a fighter but now she's...

Call to open Whitten Oval

Maribyrnong residents are calling on the Western Bulldogs  to open Whitten Oval to the public for exercising and dog walking during the coronavirus lockdown. Footscray...

Bid to bin fortnight cycle

A petition containing 1120 signatures is calling for the reinstatement of a weekly garbage collection in Hobsons Bay. It comes as the council declares it sought...

Community newspapers deserve more: CPA

Newspaper publishers have again called on the federal government to urgently unlock funds to assist regional and community newspapers, amid fears of further stand...

Rates rise blasted amid coronavirus hardship

Hobsons Bay council has deferred its annual draft budget amid an outcry over a proposed 2 per cent rates rise as households battle coronavirus...

Man dies in Princes Freeway crash

A man has died in a multi-vehicle crash on the Princes Freeway at Laverton early Tuesday morning. Emergency services were called to the smash, near...

Heritage levelled for new hospital

A key link to an important phase of Footscray’s past is being razed to make way for the new $1.5 billion hospital. Demolition of a...

Maribyrnong shop local, support local

A number of businesses are still trading during Covid-19 in the Maribyrnong area. Maribyrnong City Council has put together a list so you can support local during this time.

Tennis players caught breaching coronavirus rules

Six people playing tennis on a closed public court in Maribyrnong have been caught by police for breaching coronavirus restrictions. Police issued 52 fines in...

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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...