Williams Landing Reserve Construction Begins

Construction of a $3.8 million sports pavilion as part of a new sporting hub in Williams Landing has officially begun. Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Peter Maynard, and Minister for Local Government, Marlene Kairouz, kicked off the construction of the Williams Landing Boulevard Reserve pavilion with an official sod turning today. Cr Maynard said he was excited to see the project get underway. “The Williams Landing Boulevard Reserve is a major project that will create a space where this growing community can come together and engage in healthy activities,” Cr Maynard…

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Have Your Say On Wyndham’s Liveability

Wyndham residents are being invited to have their say on the municipality’s liveability as part of a new campaign by Councils representing Melbourne’s outer suburbs. Interface Councils, which includes Wyndham City, has launched The Liveability Project, a campaign that calls on all sides of Victorian politics to do their part to ensure our fastest growing suburbs are livable for everyone. Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Peter Maynard, said a key part of the campaign was to find out what residents thought of how liveable their neighbourhoods are. “Wyndham City and the…

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Changes To Make Wyndham Greener

Wyndham residents will soon receive an extra hard waste collection every year after changes to Wyndham City’s Waste and Litter Strategy were adopted at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, 6th February, 2018. An extensive review of Council’s Waste and Litter Strategy 2016-2040, which was adopted in May 2016, found that extra hard waste collections would mean more people could access waste services. Wyndham City’s Environment and Sustainability portfolio holder, Cr Heather Marcus, said households would also receive one tip token per year, which reduces costs across the board for…

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AUSTRALIA COUNCIL’S LATEST FUNDING ROUND SUPPORTS CLOSE TO 200 PROJECTS, WITH STRONG SUCCESS BY FEMALE ARTISTS

The $6.4 million funding in the October core grants round will support 118 individual artists, 27 groups, and 51 arts organisations. This round saw strong outcomes for female artists, particularly in music, with 56% of grants awarded to women or groups including women. This is particularly encouraging in light of the Council’s recent research report Making Art Work which found that on average female artists earn 25% less than male artists and earn 30% less from their creative work. Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski said that this funding round would…

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Protecting family violence victims from being cross-examined by alleged perpetrators

Today, I release draft legislative amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to ensure victims of family violence are protected from being personally cross-examined by their alleged perpetrators. The proposed legislative changes are part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to implementing protections against family violence for Australian families, and form part of the Government’s package of measures to further support the family law system. The draft amendments see a legislative ban on self-represented parties conducting direct cross-examination where one party is convicted or charged of an offence involving violence against…

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Further action to create a more competitive banking system for Australians

More competitive loans and other financial products for Australians will be encouraged through new reforms announced by the Turnbull Government in the 2017 Budget. The Turnbull Government is getting on with the job of implementing our Budget measures which will deliver a fairer and stronger financial system for Australians. New entrants to the Australian banking market face a simple but significant obstacle – the prohibition on the use of the word ‘bank’. Currently, only authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) with capital greater than $50 million are permitted to use the term…

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Victoria State Garden

1976 December 3 Premier Hamer declares Victoria ‘Garden State’. 1978 May Basic concept for a State Rose Garden established. 1980 March 11 Premier approves garden ’in principle’ at Werribee Park. 1981 February 14 Formal announcement, with informal assurance that roses would be provided by donation. 1981/1982 Priestley, Phillips & Co dug up and transported 2250 roses from Portland to Werribee. 1982 CIVINEX excavated bowl shape. 1983/1984 No government money so stagnation. MMBW took over nightmare. 1984/1985 All roses lifted to allow reforming of beds, establishment of paths and seeding of…

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Making $310 million of new vital drugs available for Australian patients

The Turnbull Government is continuing to subsidise more life-changing and life-saving drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) as part of our rock solid commitment to ensuring that Australians have access to vital medicines when they need them. New medicines worth $310 million have been added to the PBS today. Ivacaftor (Kalydeco®) is now available for children aged two to five years with cystic fibrosis. It’s a life-changing drug that addresses the causes of cystic fibrosis rather than just the symptoms. Without government subsidy, the treatment would cost each patient…

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100-YEAR-OLD ANZAC FOOTAGE PUBLISHED BY NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has published a selection of early 20th century films and songs online, to commemorate Anzac Day 2017. Highlights include a ‘mimic warfare’ training exercise in Sydney’s Moore Park, (with children running on the training battlefield); returned soldiers recovering in hospitals and supporting enlistment campaigns, and a 1916 cinema ad asking Australians to ‘carve’ Anzac Day ‘deep-cut in the Calendar of Time’. Also featured are images of Edward VIII, then Prince of Wales, decorating Australian soldiers in France, as well as an…

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Information Seminar on Starting a Community Organisation

Wyndham Council is organising a information session to help the community who are interested in starting a community organisation.  This seminar is going to be held on Thursday 18th May 2017 at Civic Centre (Council offices) from 930am to 1230pm. The seminar is free of charge. Presented by Justice Connect Not-for-Profit Law. If you (and your group) have decided to start up a new not-for-profit organisation, thinking about legal issues from the start will impact the success and smooth progress of your organisation. This session will provide you with an overview…

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