26th October 2011
2. Hoon Hotline
3. Contact Us
4. Top Businesses Take Centre Stage – with pic
5. Williamstown Botanic Gardens Pond – with pic
6. Key Council Decisions
7. Amendment C82
8. Help is Only a Phone Call Away
9. What’s Happening at the Libraries?
Friday, 28th October
10.30am to 11.30am
Magical Creatures Story Time
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Corner Giffard and Osborne Streets
Details: 9932 1330.
Friday, 28th October
11.30am to 1.00pm
Heritage Walking Tour
Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre
Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown
Details: 9932 4310.
Saturday, 5th November
10.00am to 12.00pm
Friends of Cherry Lake activity
Meet and register at the end of Sugargum Drive, Altona
Details: Conservation Ranger 9932 1000.
Council Meetings 2011
Tuesday, 8th November
Tuesday, 22nd November
Friday, 2nd December (Special Council Meeting – Election of Mayor)
Unless otherwise noted, Ordinary Council Meetings are held in the Council Chamber, 115 Civic
Parade, Altona, commencing at 7.00pm. All interested members of the public are welcome to
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 9932 1000 (9947 4685 after hours)
Facsimile 9932 1039
TTY 9398 8504
Authorised by Bill Jaboor
Chief Executive Officer
Top Businesses Take Centre Stage – with pic
South Kingsville business Able Industries Engineering has claimed the prestigious Business of
the Year Award at the Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards.
The winners of the 2011 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards are: Environment and
Sustainability category - Newport Organic Collective Inc; Good Access/Good Business category
- Mosaic Restaurant; Home Based category - Trading Places Foodservice Brokerage;
Hospitality category - Mosaic Restaurant; New/Start Up Business category - Elle & Stuart; Not
for Profit/Community category - The Substation; Manufacturing and Industry category - Able
Industries Engineering; Professional Services category - Hampton Sustainability; Retail
category - Court Jester Fancy Dress Hire; Tourism category - Lantern Ghost Tours & Captains
Retreat; Transport and Logistics category - Compu-stor; Business of the Year - Able Industries
Engineering; Mayoral Encouragement Award - Ragusa Restaurant; Mayoral Innovation Award -
Aqueous Solutions Pty Ltd and; Mayoral Corporate Citizenship Award - PAZ Group.
Congratulations to all winners.
Williamstown Botanic Gardens Pond – with pic
Water has returned to the iconic Williamstown Botanic Gardens pond.
Since the early 1900's the pond has been a much loved and important feature of the gardens.
Structural problems, along with the prolonged drought and water restrictions, have meant the
pond has not had water in it for more than 10 years.
In September, Hobsons Bay City Council started to restore the structure, surrounds and
The pond structural work is complete ahead of schedule and the pond has been filled with
Grade A recycled water. Planting around the pond will continue over coming weeks before the
official re-opening on Sunday, 27th November.
The refurbishment works were developed based on extensive research, with support of Heritage
Victoria and were designed to have minimal impact on the historic elements of the pond
including the rock edging which has significant heritage value.
With the pond now full of water, the Council reminds people to enjoy it but to take care.
Key Council Decisions
At the Ordinary Meeting of the Council on Tuesday, 18th October, the following key decisions
Requested the Minister for Planning appoint an Independent Panel to consider submissions
to Amendment C63 – Hobsons Bay Municipal Strategic Statement;
Supported a public awareness campaign on bullying, including promotion of resources,
values and behaviours;
Noted the Annual Report 2010-2011;
Received an update of the 2011 Mayoral Program; and
Received the annual progress report on the Council’s social policies.
For more information, call the Council on 9932 1000.
TRACT Consultants Pty Ltd, on behalf of King Apartments Pty Ltd (KAP), has requested that
the Council rezone land at 38-48 Blackshaws Road and part 561-569 Melbourne Road, South
Kingsville to facilitate a residential redevelopment.
Amendment C82 proposes to: rezone the subject site from Industrial 3 Zone (IN3Z) to a
Residential 1 Zone (R1Z); apply a Design and Development Overlay Schedule 10: The Former
Caltex Terminal (DDO10) and Environmental Audit Overlay (EAO); and amend the Schedule to
Clause 66.06 to allow notification to be given to the pipeline owner, licensee and regulator as
per the Pipeline Act 2005 and Pipeline Licence PP118.
The community can make a written submission on the proposed amendment by Friday 25th
November, 2011. The amendment and supporting documents can be inspected at the Hobsons
Bay Civic Centre, Hobsons Bay libraries and
Please address submissions to Ms Natalie Walker, Manager City Strategy, Hobsons Bay City
Council, PO Box 21, Altona, 3018.
An informal information session is on Wednesday, 9th November from 2.30pm to 7.30pm in
Meeting Room 1 at the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona.
For details, contact Karmen Markis on phone 9932 1000.
Help is Only a Phone Call Away
With the warmer weather on its way, Hobsons Bay City Council is encouraging residents over
the age of 50 or people with a disability to sign up for the Hobsons Bay Community Register.
The register is a confidential database of residents who can nominate to receive regular phone
calls from Gateway Social Support Options volunteers to confidentially check on their wellbeing.
The service offers peace of mind to Hobsons Bay’s most vulnerable residents and their families
and helps them feel secure and confident in their own homes.
To register, residents can contact Gateway Social Support Options on 03 9399 3511.
What’s Happening at the Libraries?
Discover a Treasure Trove – October Family History Group
Trove is a valuable tool for family history researchers. Come to the October Family History
Group and find out more about the new online discovery experience which focuses on Australia
and Australians. Explore a wealth of material including newspapers on Thursday, 27th October
from 2.00pm to 3.30pm at Altona North Community Library, corner of Millers and McArthurs
Roads. To book, call 1300 HOB LIB (1300 462 542) or visit www.ofhg.eventbrite.com