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					Pelican Post
20th July 2011

1.      Calendar

2.      Hoon Hotline

3.      Contact Us

4.      A Mobil Night at the Opera – with pic

5.      Wanted: Young Bands and Musicians – with pic

6.      Proposed Road Closure

7.      Have Your Say

8.      What’s Happening at the Libraries?

9.      Application for a Planning Permit

Wednesday, 27th July
5.30pm to 7.00pm
Cancer Awareness Seminar
Williamstown Sailing Club
The Strand, Williamstown
Details: Cath Macdonald 9399 9022.

Sunday, 31st July
10.00am to 1.00pm
National Tree Day
Meet and register in the car park at Truganina Park,
Andrew Park Drive, Altona Meadows
Details: Park Ranger 9932 1000.

Wednesday, 17th August
Laverton Community Association AGM
Laverton P-12 College
Bladin Street, Laverton
Details: Pat O’Brien 9932 1000.

Council Meetings 2011
Tuesday, 2nd August
Tuesday, 16th August
Tuesday, 6th September
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.

Contact Us
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

A Mobil Night at the Opera – with pic
Hobsons Bay City Council, Opera Australia, Orchestra Victoria and ExxonMobil will treat music
lovers to a free community concert featuring some of the best-loved arias.
More than 800 people are expected to enjoy a program of popular opera songs and music,
including excerpts from Puccini’s La Bohème, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro
and Cosi Fan Tutte, as well as the famous ‘Flower Duet’ from Lakmé and ‘Votre Toast’ (the
Toreador Song) from Bizet’s Carmen.
The one-hour concert will be performed by a 50-piece orchestra from Orchestra Victoria,
conducted by Tom Woods, and some of Opera Australia’s biggest stars.
The Council is proud to support arts and culture in Melbourne’s west.
The concert is on Thursday, 28th July from 7.30pm at the Williamstown Town Hall. While the
concert is free, seating is limited. Tickets are available from the Box Office at Williamstown
Town Hall, by phone on 9932 4074 or online at
For more information, please call the Council on 9932 1000.

Wanted: Young Bands and Musicians
Are you a young musician in Hobsons Bay? Are you a member of a young local band?
Hobsons Bay City Council’s Youth Services team are looking for local young bands and
musicians to compete in the 2011 Battle of the Bands.
Register by 29th July for the chance to go on and perform at the regional finals, then at Push
The event is on Friday, 26th August from 6.30pm at the Laverton Skate Centre, 2 Oakdene
For more information, and to register, contact Justin Tumilaar on 9932 4000.

Proposed Road Closure
The Council is proposing to close the driveway link between Knox Court and Bendick Court,
Altona Meadows following consultation with local residents.
Residents of Knox Court, Bendick Court and other interested parties have the opportunity to
make a written submission by 23rd August or request they appear in person to be heard in
support of their submission at a future Council meeting.
Residents will be notified of the Council’s decision regarding the closure of the driveway link
after consideration of any submissions received and a formal report from VicRoads.
For more information, contact Ron Butter on 9932 1000.

Have Your Say
You only have a few more days to have your say on the draft Altona Central Sports Precinct
The draft plan includes Grant Reserve, Nevitt Reserve, Cherry Lake and surrounding parkland,
Kim Reserve and Fell Reserve           .
A new path connecting Kororoit Creek to a proposed wetland at the western entry point to
Cherry Lake, a junior soccer facility, upgrades to access roads, car parks and safety lighting,
additional landscaping, redevelopment of the accessible Cherry Lake playground, new athletics
facilities and a new play space all form part of the draft plan.
The draft plan can be viewed at Altona Library, the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre and at
Written submissions on the plan must be received by Friday, 29th July 2011. To comment,
complete a feedback form from the Council’s Website, or call the Council’s Recreation
Department on 9932 1000 or email

What’s Happening at the Libraries?
     The Hotels of Williamstown
Over the first 75 years of the Williamstown’s life there was up to 40 hotels and 500 licensees.
Historian Ian Rae will draw upon Bruce Tait’s book ‘Pubs of Williamstown: a historical guide’ to
deliver a fascinating talk on Thursday, 28th July from 2.00pm to 3.30pm at the Williamstown
RSL, 128 Ferguson Street.
To book, call 9932 4170 or visit
     Free Home Library Service
Hobsons Bay Libraries offers a free Home Library Service to local residents who are
homebound or unable to visit the library due to disability or ill health, as well as primary carers
who find it difficult to visit a library as they are caring for a homebound person.
Contact the Community Access Librarian on 9932 1330 to find out more.

Application for a Planning Permit
     Application PA1122567
Luka Mrkonjic Town Planning Services has lodged an application for the construction of four
double storey dwellings at 41 Grieve Parade, Altona.
The application and supporting documentation may be inspected at the Hobsons Bay Civic
Centre 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or via Greenlight, the Council’s online permit
management system, at
Any person who may be affected by the granting of the permit 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 3rd August, 2011. Objectors will be advised of the decision.
For further information, call Darren Szymanski on 9932 1000.

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