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									Pelican Post
6th October 2009

1. Calendar

2. Hoon Hotline

3. Contact Us

4. Council Acknowledges Volunteers at Volunteer Awards (with photo)

5. Ride to Work Day Community Breakfast (with photo)

6. What’s Happening at the Libraries?

7. Hobsons Bay City Council Annual Report

8. Call for Anjo Student Exchange Participant

9. Celebrate Business Excellence in Hobsons Bay

10. Prepare Your House for Fire Season

11. Notice of an Application for Planning Permit

12. Employment Opportunities

Saturday, 10th October
‘The World Goes Round’ theatre performance
Altona Theatre
115 Civic Parade
Bookings: 0425 705 550 or

Wednesday, 14th October
7.00am to 9.00am
Ride to Work Day Community Breakfast
Logan Reserve
Pier Street
Community Breakfast Registration: 9932 1000 or
Ride to Work Day Registration:

Thursday, 15th October
10.00am to 11.30am
Free Coffee and Craft Morning
Laverton Golden Age Club
Corner of Railway Avenue and Donald Street
Enquiries: 9932 3800
Upcoming Council Meetings
Tonight, Tuesday, 6th October
Tuesday, 20th October
Wednesday, 4th November
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.

Hoon Hotline
1800 333 000 (Crimestoppers)
The Council encourages residents to report incidents involving hoon drivers and trail
bikes by calling Crimestoppers 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

Council Acknowledges Volunteers’ Efforts at Volunteer Awards (with photo)
The Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill announced the five winners of
the 2009 Hobsons Bay Volunteer Awards on Thursday, 24th September.

The awards recognised individuals, organisations and groups that have made
Hobsons Bay a better place thanks to their voluntary contributions.

Volunteers were nominated in the categories of arts and cultural activities,
community strengthening, environment, sustainability and conservation and sport
and recreation.

The winners are:
 Arts and Cultural Activities: Kerin Botha from the Louis Joel Arts and
  Community Centre.
 Community Strengthening: Rebecca Biddle from the New Zealand Maori
  Polynesian Welfare Support Group Inc.
 Environment, Sustainability and Conservation: Ann Link from the Friends of
  Greenwich Bay Inc.
 Sport and Recreation: Rodney Davies from the Williamstown CYMS Cricket
  Club; and
 Excellence in Volunteer Engagement: Royal Yacht Club of Victoria – Volunteer
The Council congratulates all of the deserving winners.

Ride to Work Day Community Breakfast (with photo)
Residents and people working in Hobsons Bay are being urged to leave their cars at
home and opt for pedal power on Ride to Work Day, on Wednesday, 14th October.

To celebrate, the Council in partnership with the Altona Village Traders’ Association,
is hosting a free community breakfast in Logan Reserve, Altona, from 7.00am to
9.00am and everyone is welcome to attend.

The community breakfast will include healthy food, prizes from local traders, free
bicycle safety checks by professional bike mechanics, massages and a voucher to
purchase a hot drink from participating shops in the Pier Street precinct.

The Westgate Bicycle Punt will be operating between the Scienceworks and
Fishermans Bend jetties from 6.00am to 6.00pm on Wednesday, 14th October.
Tickets are $4 one way or $6 return.

Registrations for Ride to Work Day and the community breakfast are essential.
Register yourself or your business for Ride to Work Day by visiting and register for the community breakfast at

For more information, telephone the Council’s Environmental Planning Unit on 9932

What’s Happening at the Libraries?
 Speaking with Dogs
J B Garry, a successful Doberman breeder, has worked as a dog trainer and trained
hundreds of dogs with great success. His book, ‘Speaking with Dogs’, will give you
new insights and into man’s best friend.

Join us at this author presentation and gain a better understanding of your four-
legged friend.

J B Garry will be at the Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre, Central
Square Shopping Centre, off Merton Street, on Saturday, 10th October at 10.30am.

Book online at or by telephoning 9932 3020.

 Sustainable Shopping Tour
The Ethical Consumer Group will be running a ‘Shopping with a Conscience’
presentation and shopping tour, as part of the Environment Resource Centre’s
workshop series.

The event will begin at the Environment Resource Centre at the Altona Library with a
presentation on the ethical, environmental and monetary costs of shopping, followed
by a visit to the local supermarket where participants will put theory to practice.
Afterwards, a light meal will be served using the purchases from the supermarket

The Sustainable Shopping Tour is being held on Saturday, 17th October from
11.00am to 2.00pm. Meet at the Environment Resource Centre at the Altona Library,
123 Queen Street.

Cost is $5 including lunch. Bookings are essential. Book by calling the Altona Library
on 9932 1330 or online at

Hobsons Bay City Council Annual Report
Hobsons Bay City Council will consider its Annual Report 2008-2009 at the Ordinary
Council Meeting on Tuesday, 20th October 2009 in the Council Chamber, 115 Civic
Parade, Altona commencing at 7.00pm.

Copies of the Annual Report can be obtained from the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre,
115 Civic Parade, Altona and from the Council's website at

Call for Anjo Student Exchange Participant
The Hobsons Bay International Friendship Association is inviting applications from
people interested in participating in a student exchange program with the City of
Anjo, Japan, for a two week period from late July through to early August 2010.

The association will be accepting one student to join the 2009 delegation, whose
exchange was postponed to 2010.

To be eligible to apply, students must be aged between 14 and 17 years and must
reside in Hobsons Bay. The successful applicant will be required to pay $1,000
towards the cost of the airfare and be responsible for the cost of travel insurance.

The successful student will be expected to have an ongoing commitment with the

Application forms can be obtained from Steve Patralakis on 9932 1103 (BH).

The closing date for applications is Friday, 6th November 2009.

Celebrate Business Excellence in Hobsons Bay
The nominations are in and judging is under way to select the winners of the
inaugural Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards. It's now time to celebrate!

Tickets are available for the gala presentation evening. Hosted by Ian Cover from
ABC Radio’s ‘Coodabeen Champions’, the event, which includes a two course
dinner and drinks, will be held on Friday, 23rd October from 6.30pm at one of the
west's most innovative and exciting venues, The Substation in Newport.

Tickets are $60 or book a table of 10 for $550.
Tickets must be purchased by Friday, 16th October. Please call Lisa Moore on 9932
1000 to book your tickets.

Prepare Your House for Fire Season
The Council is urging residents to get their houses ready for the hot summer months
by taking part in Fire Action Week, from 11th to 18th October.

Victoria is one of the most fire prone states in the world, amid 13 years of drought,
climate change and dry conditions.

With less than a month until the beginning of the next fire season, the Council is
encouraging residents to do the following to lessen their homes’ risk of fire:
 Mow the grass and rid your property of long, dry grass; fallen leaves and twigs.
 Clear leaves out of the gutters, dead undergrowth and fallen branches; and move
  wood, newspapers and litter piles away from the house.
 Place weather stripping around the inside of doors and windows.
 Close under-floor spaces and seal all gaps where embers could enter.
 Keep flammables such as paints and petrol in a safe place.

For more tips about fire safety, visit

Notice of an Application for Planning Permit
 Application PA0918698
Sincock Planning has lodged an application for the construction of four double storey
dwellings and subdivision of the land into four lots at 39 and 41 Noordenne Avenue,

The application and supporting documentation may be inspected at the Hobsons
Bay Civic Centre from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or via Green Light, 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 Tuesday, 20th October. Objectors
will be advised of the decision.

For more information, please telephone Arthur Vatzakis on 9932 1000.

Employment Opportunities
The following employment opportunities are available at the Council:
 Early Years Coordinator (temporary part time)
 Early Start Kindergarten Project Officer (temporary part time)

Applications for the above positions close this Friday, 9th October.

 Project Officer - Business Systems
 Food Services Assistants/Drivers (casual)
Applications for the above positions close this Friday, 16th October.
For more information or a position description, telephone the Council on 9932 1000
or visit

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