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Green light for Altona developments

The face of Altona's main shopping strip is about to change after three adjoining multi-storey dwellings were approved on appeal by the state's planning...

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...

Defence joins beach patrol

Summer policing at Altona and Williamstown beaches will be like no other year as the state grapples with COVID-19. Hobsons Bay Inspector Tim O'Connor said...

Defying an invisible enemy

He flew a Lancaster bomber over Dresden in WW2, but the father of Williamstown world boxing champion Barry Michael is now facing an invisible...

My Place: Justine Brogna

October is Mental Health Month. For the third year, Williamstown’s Justine Brogna has organised the Walk a Mile in my Shoes mental health event...

My Place: John Pearson

Former mayor of the former City of Williamstown John Pearson talks to Goya Dmytryshchak. What's your connection to Hobsons Bay? We've lived in Williamstown since the...

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...

Altona road rage victim speaks out

The victim of a vicious daylight road rage attack in Altona has spoken out after suffering a fractured jaw in the unprovoked assault. Tony Bacon,...

Yarraville is one cool suburb

Yarraville has been declared one of the planet’s “coolest neighbourhoods” in a global magazine’s annual list of the world’s top community and cultural hotspots. Time...

Pandemic prompts tree change

Point Cook resident and former Around Altona editor Melissa Longo and her children are embarking on a tree change due to COVID-19. Her family will...

Plaza bid for Hall Street, Spotswood

By Goya Dmytryshchak Community group Better West has submitted a petition with more than 1000 signatures asking for part of Hall Street at Spotswood to...

New zine forever west

Altona Meadows’ Gabby Bortolot has created the Forever West Zine researching creative industries in Melbourne’s west, focusing on the music industry. There were 26 participants,...

Taco Bell, Oporto coming to Altona North

Taco Bell Mexican-inspired food and Oporto flame grilled chicken and burgers are coming to Millers Junction Village at Altona North. The two restaurants are under...

Chemist Warehouse for Altona

Chemist Warehouse is coming to Altona. Pharmacist Beshoy Tawadros said the chemist at 65 Pier Street was yet to be fully rebranded but was already...

Dining to rival Europe

Hobsons Bay could be transformed with European-style dining plazas as 28 shopping precincts are earmarked for road closures or on-street dining when COVID restrictions...

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My Place: Justine Brogna

October is Mental Health Month. For the third year, Williamstown’s Justine Brogna has organised the Walk a Mile in my Shoes mental health event...