40 years ago

August 3, 1977

Residents of the Princes Highway area near Hoppers Crossing will ask the Minister for Local Government to intervene and direct Werribee Shire Council to stop the development of multi-storey flats in their area. They claim that the council has acted illegally in not requiring the developer of the flats at 247 Princes Highway to advertise his proposed project.

30 years ago

July 29, 1987

Two fatal accidents in Bladin St. Laverton, in the past fortnight have sparked calls for major road safety controls to be implemented in Laverton’s main street. And two serious accidents in Morris Rd. Hoppers Crossing, within the past week have also cast doubt about traffic control in that area.

20 years ago

July 30, 1997

Wyndham’s typical resident is a young worker who earns more than his State counterpart, an Australian Bureau of Statistics census has determined. The 1996 census statistics recorded 73,897 people – 36,976 males and 36,921 females – living in Wyndham.

10 years ago

August 22, 2007

Family and victims’ support groups have backed a Victorian Government bid to increase the sentences handed out to child killers. The move follows public outrage at the sentence given to a Hoppers Crossing man found guilty of the manslaughter of his de facto’s five-year-old son.