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Key Council Decisions Art Exhibition Channels the Sea Libraries ...
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, Williamstown. Upcoming Council Meetings For more details, visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au 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 Bay. 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 email@example.com or visit The Council encourages residents Altona Library, 123 Queen Street. www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au 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: http://libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au 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 www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au 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 www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/jobs 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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