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									Calendar                                                                                                                       Crown Street Community Hub Gets the Go
Wednesday, 10th September                                                                                                      Ahead
7.30pm to 9.00pm                                                                                                               The Council will undertake a detailed design of stage one of the Crown
                                                                                                                               Street Community Hub in Laverton after obtaining the community’s
Seabrook/Point Cook                                                                                                            feedback on the concept plans.
Neighbourhood Watch group                                                                                                      It is proposed that the hub will feature five zones:
                                                                                                                               • Welcoming Zone – with reception, internet café, café and kitchen, and
inaugural meeting                                                                                                              amenities;
Seabrook Community Centre                                                                                                      • Community Group Activity Zone – with multi-purpose room, games
                                                                                                                               room and creative space;
15 Truganina Avenue                                                                                                            • Education and Meeting Zone – with function space and classrooms;
Enquiries: 9395 3010                                                                                                           • Dedicated Zone – with health services, medical reception and
                                                                                                                               consultation rooms; and
                                                                                                                               • Counselling Zone – with reception, offices and counselling rooms.
Sunday, 14th September                                                                                                         Services to be accommodated at the facility include the Laverton
                                                                                                                               Community Centre and Neighbourhood House, Around Laverton
2.00pm                                                                                                                         Newspaper, Golden Age Seniors Group, Westgate Health Co-operative,
Harmony in Hobsons Bay Concert                                                                                                 ISIS Primary Care, AMES, Migrant Resource Centre North West and the
                                                                                                                               Council’s community renewal team. The Laverton Women’s Network and
Williamstown Town Hall                        Peter Cash, Michael Pernar, Peter Undy and Dianne Batterham                      Mosaic Group will also be key users of the community space in the facility.
                                              eagerly anticipate the commencement of the Crown Street                          The draft concept design was on public exhibition during April and May.
104 Ferguson Street                           Community Hub.
Enquiries: 9391 5768
                                              Key Council Decisions
                                              At the Ordinary Meeting of the Council on Tuesday, 26th August, the
Thursday, 18th September                      following key decisions were made:
                                              1. Reappoint Mr Bill Jaboor as the Council’s Chief Executive Officer for a
6.30pm to 8.00pm                              period of five years.
Evening Book Group – ‘My Brother              2. Commission detailed designs of the Crown Street Community Hub
                                              (stage one).
Jack’                                         3. Prepare a draft concept plan for the proposed early years facility at
Williamstown Library                          the Hobsons Bay Primary School site.
                                              4. Establish a project advisory group to oversee the Williamstown
104 Ferguson Street                           Botanic Gardens side gates art project.
Bookings: 9932 4180                           5. Use the former EPA site adjacent to the Truganina Explosives Reserve
                                              to house community based organisations.
                                              6. Discontinue and sell the right of way adjacent to 5A Esplanade,
Upcoming Council Meetings                     For more details, visit or phone 9932 1000.
Tuesday, 9th September                                                                                                                                                         Two of last year’s entries
                                              Art Exhibition Channels the Sea
                                                                                                                                                                               in the ‘What Do You
Tuesday, 23rd September                       The ‘Moon Shell and a Mermaid’s Purse’ exhibition by Pauline Fraser will
                                              be at the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre from this Friday, 5th                                                             Think About (in less than
Tuesday, 14th October                         September.                                                                                                                       nine words)’ project.
Unless otherwise noted, Ordinary              Artist Pauline Fraser is well known for creating the popular ‘Seaborn’
                                              artwork located at the foot of the Altona Pier.                                   Community Pride Flies High in Less Than Nine
Council Meetings are held every               The exhibition draws inspiration from the marine life of Port Phillip Bay,
                                              featuring exquisitely sculptured pieces and cast forms of sponges, sea            Words
second and fourth Tuesday of the
                                              stars, the weedy sea dragon, cuttle fish and various shell forms.                 Hobsons Bay residents are invited to submit their thoughts about the
month in the Council Chamber, 115             The exhibition will be open every Monday to Saturday from 10.00am                 municipality, as part of the Mayoral arts project ‘What Do You Think
                                              to 4.00pm until 26th September, at the Louis Joel Arts and Community              About (in less than nine words)’.
Civic Parade, Altona, commencing              Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona.                                                 As part of the project, 33 flags will be installed across Hobsons Bay,
at 7.00pm. All interested members             For more information, please call Tania Blackwell on 9932 1000.                   depicting the community’s thoughts, feelings and ideas about Hobsons
of the public are welcome to attend.          Libraries Update                                                                  This project is being held as part of Cr Baarini’s Mayoral program.
Hoon Hotline                                  Maltese Bi-lingual Storytime                                                      Please send your submission of nine or less words to the Mayoral Arts
                                                                                                                                Program, Arts, Events and Tourism Department, Hobsons Bay City Council,
                                              Listen to stories in Maltese and English at this bi-lingual storytime session.
1800 333 000 (Crimestoppers)                  Songs and craft will help you gain an insight into Maltese culture.               PO Box 21, Altona 3018, email
                                              The session is being held on Saturday, 20th September at 10.30am at the  or visit
The Council encourages residents              Altona Library, 123 Queen Street.                                       
to report incidents involving hoon            School Holiday Activities                                                         Submissions will be accepted until this Friday, 5th September, so be quick!
                                              Bookings are now open for Hobsons Bay Libraries’ school holiday                   Selected entries will be displayed on the gateway flags throughout
drivers and trail bikes by calling            activities in September and October.                                              Hobsons Bay from the beginning of October until the end of November.
                                              The theme of the activities is ‘Draw Yourself into your Favourite Story’,         For more information please call Tania Blackwell on 9932 1000.
Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
                                              and activities will include character masks, sketching and a performance
                                              by The Mudcakes, to name a few.                                                   Road and Drainage Works
Contact Us                                    For a full listing of these free activities, visit the libraries website at       The following road and drainage works have commenced:
                                     or call 9932 1330.                         • Market Street
Hobsons Bay City Council                                                                                                        The next stage of rehabilitation works in Market Street, Newport has
115 Civic Parade, Altona                      Online Maps Now Available on the Council                                          commenced.
                                                                                                                                Market Street rehabilitation is being undertaken in three stages in this
PO Box 21, Altona 3018                        Website                                                                           financial year. The first, between Challis Street and Champion Road, has
Telephone (03) 9932 1000                      Do you know who your ward councillor is? Do you want to keep track of             new kerb and channel on both sides of the road, as well as new drainage
Facsimile (03) 9932 1039                      when your rubbish and recycling is due to be collected?                           and some road pavement work. These works are almost complete.
                                              As part of the Council’s commitment to improving its online services, the         The second stage, between Champion Road and Jack Street, involves
TTY (03) 9398 8504                            Council’s website now includes an online search feature for residents to          the replacement of the kerb and channel on the residential side of the
Email   search this information.                                                          street, as well as some car parking bays and new kerb and channel on the
                                              By typing in your street address, residents are able to find out more             railway side of the street. These works are advanced.
Website             about their ward and the collection services the Council offers.                  The third stage includes constructing a new footpath from the Newport
Authorised by Bill Jaboor                     Visit to find out more.                                 Railway Station to the southern end of the Newport Substation, as well
Chief Executive Officer                                                                                                         as replacement kerb and channel and associated road works. The works
                                              Employment Opportunities                                                          are expected to take up to 10 weeks and will commence shortly.
                                              The following employment opportunities are available at the Council:              • Hanmer Street Drainage Works
                                              • Manager City Strategy                                                           The installation of new underground drainage and associated road works
                                              Applications for the above position close on Monday, 15th September.              has commenced in Hanmer Street, Williamstown (between Thompson
                                              For more information or a position description, please call the Council on        and Anne Streets).
                                              9932 1000 or visit                                 This work also involves a new single pitcher bluestone edgestrip and
                                              • Customer Service Officers - casual                                              asphalt road paving. The works are expected to be completed in late
                                              • Administration Officers - casual                                                September.
                                              Applications for the above positions close on Wednesday, 17th                     • McLister Street Drainage Works
                                              September.                                                                        Rehabilitation works have commenced in McLister Street, Spotswood
                                              An information session about the above positions will be held in the              (between Melbourne Road and Edith Lane).
                                              Council Chambers at the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre, 115 Civic Parade,               Works include the installation of underground drainage, road pavement
                                              Altona on Wednesday, 10th September at 11.00am to outline the                     repairs, replacement of kerb and channel, as well as a new kerb and
                                              positions requirements and conditions. If you are interested in applying          channel on the west side of Robert Street between McLister and Reed
                                              for a casual position, it is advisable to attend this information session.        Streets.
                                                                                                                                                         See page five for a word from the Mayor

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