20th October 2010
2. Hoon Hotline
3. Contact Us
4. Perfect Place for a Picnic
5. Celebrating a Greener Brooklyn
6. Grigoryan Brothers Jazz up Williamstown
7. Money Flows for Water Security Project
8. Children Set to Party
9. Notice of Application for Planning Permits
Saturday, 23rd October
10.00am to 12.00pm
Altona Homestead Museum
128 Queen Street, Altona
Details: 0419 370 935.
Saturday, 23rd October
10.00am to 11.00am
Carers Morning Tea
Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre
Central Square Shopping Centre, off Merton Street
Details: Community Access Team 9932 1000.
Sunday, 24th October
10.00am to 12.00pm
Friends of Greenwich Bay Bird Survey
Meet at the Old Newport SEC Power Station Gatehouse
The Strand, Newport
Details: Council Ranger on 9932 1000.
Upcoming Council Meetings
Wednesday, 3rd November
Tuesday, 16th November
Friday, 3rd December (Special Council Meeting – Election of Mayor)
Unless otherwise noted, Ordinary Council Meetings are held every first and third
Tuesday of the month in the Council Chamber, 115 Civic Parade, Altona, commencing
at 7.00pm. All interested members of the public are welcome to attend.
Report Hoon Behaviour
1800 333 000 (Crime Stoppers)
The Council encourages residents to report incidents involving hoon drivers and trail
bikes by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Hobsons Bay City Council
115 Civic Parade, Altona
PO Box 21, Altona 3018
Telephone (03) 9932 1000
Facsimile (03) 9932 1039
TTY (03) 9398 8504
Authorised by Bill Jaboor
Chief Executive Officer
Perfect Place for a Picnic
The Williamstown Botanic Gardens is one of Hobsons Bay’s hidden gems but it will be
on show for all to see when it hosts a Garden Party to celebrate its 150th birthday.
Bring along a picnic and enjoy the surroundings and a bevy of entertainment.
Children will be kept amused by performances from the Polyglot puppets and can take
part in a fun activity called ‘I Spy in My Garden’.
Green thumbs and history buffs will enjoy meeting with members of the Williamstown
Historical Society and Friends of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, while botanic
artists will be at work throughout the day.
The Williamstown Botanic Gardens Garden Party is this Sunday, 24th October, 11.00am
to 3.00pm, at the Williamstown Botanic Gardens on the corner of Giffard and Osborne
Streets. The event is free.
Celebrating a Greener Brooklyn
Walker Close Community Centre, in partnership with Hobsons Bay City Council, invites
everyone to a spring celebration and barbecue.
Join your neighbours at Brooklyn Hall to learn about upcoming gardening and energy
workshops, help create a raised herb garden, learn about worm farms and hear about
There will be fun for the whole family, with entertainment by Blue Turban Percussion,
Flash Twinkle Toes Silly Circus Show and other children’s activities. Enjoy a free
barbecue and meet other people in the area who want to be part of a Greener Brooklyn.
The Greener Brooklyn launch is on this Sunday, 24th October, 11.30am to 1.30pm, at
Brooklyn Hall, Cypress Avenue.
Funding for this project was received through the Inspiring Environmental Solutions
program, which is coordinated by EPA Victoria and the Victorian Magistrates’ Court.
For more information, contact Antonio at Walker Close Community Centre on 9318
0521 or 0428 030 730.
Grigoryan Brothers Jazz Up Williamstown
Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitar duo,
performing an eclectic repertoire from Latin to jazz through to classical and
The brothers’ love for improvisation has resulted in their performances being critically
acclaimed around the world.
And now locals will get to see them in action.
The Grigoryan Brothers will perform on Friday, 5th November, at the Williamstown Town
Hall, 104 Ferguson Street. Tickets range from $15.00 to $25.00.
For more information or to book, call 9932 4074 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au
Money Flows for Water Security Project
Hobsons Bay City Council has welcomed more than $3 million of federal government
funding for its Water Security Project.
The Water Security Project involves collecting stormwater from drainage systems, which will
be treated by filtering it through a wetlands or biofilter, then collected in a pond or
underground tanks and pumped to local sportsgrounds for irrigation.
It will assist the Council to minimise its water usage.
The Water Security Project consists of five stormwater harvesting schemes, which will
benefit Laverton Park, Altona Meadows; Newport Park and Digman Reserve, Newport; J T
Gray Reserve, Williamstown North; Williamstown Cricket Ground in Williamstown and
Riverside Park, Spotswood.
It is anticipated that 147ML of stormwater will be collected through these systems and used
to irrigate 16 existing and five proposed sportsgrounds across these reserves.
The Council was awarded $3.13 million through the federal government’s National Urban
Water and Desalination Plan funding program, to be distributed over three years, with City
West Water allocating $1.98 million and the Council allocating $1.16 million.
Children Set to Party
‘Happy, healthy children at the heart of our connected community’ is the theme of this
year’s picnic on Wednesday, 27th October, 10.00am to 1.00pm, at Commonwealth
Reserve, Nelson Place.
Bring your friends and a picnic, wear your hat and sunscreen and get set for a great
morning at the 2010 Children's Week Picnic.
Everyone is invited and the highlights will include the Police Band, Fire Brigade, a police
car, Kids Go For Your Life van, SES, face painting, juggling, animal farm, school
performances, music by Dharma, bubbles, games, kids craft, African drumming, Rockin'
Russell's story time, free fruit and lots of fun.
For details, call the Council on 9932 1000.
Application for a Planning Permit
Abode Design and Construct has lodged an application for the construction of four
dwellings (two double storey and two single storey) at 206 Queen Street, Altona.
Any person who may be affected by the granting of the permits may object or make
other submissions to the Council in writing, including the reasons for an objection and
stating how the objector would be affected by 27th October 2010. Objectors will be
advised of the decision.
For further information, call Verity Castles on 9932 1000.
RVD Group Pty Ltd has lodged an application for the construction of two double storey
dwellings and three single storey dwellings at 72-74 Victoria Street, Altona Meadows.
Written objections must be received by 5th November 2010.
For further information, call Ben Hynes on 9932 1000.
The applications and supporting documentation may be inspected at the Hobsons Bay
Civic Centre, from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or via Greenlight, the Council’s
online permit management system, at www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au