Recognising Anzac Day in Wyndham

This April will mark 102 years since Australian soldiers landed in Gallipoli. But Anzac Day goes beyond this anniversary. It is a day on which we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. For more information please call Werribee RSL 9741 5525

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Primary School students to participate in activities beyond learning

Wyndhamcity.com approached the organisers of Primary School Dance Competition (PSDC) an upcoming dance competition for primary school students to be held in August 2017, below are some of the details provided by Archana Koorthy, the director of PSDC. After the great success of HSDC 2015 and 2016, we are pleased to bring you the Primary School Dance Competition 2017 (PSDC 2017). PSDC is a freestyle dance competition with the aim to encourage students to participate in activities beyond learning. “It is a platform to promote teamwork, boost confidence levels and…

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Domestic violence leading cause of hospitalised assault among girls and women

Nearly 6,500 women and girls were hospitalised due to assault in Australia in 2013–14, with the violence usually perpetrated by a partner or spouse, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The data, available as part of a new series of fact sheets on selected injuries, shows that over half of hospitalised assaults against women and girls were perpetrated by spouses or domestic partners (59% of cases where the perpetrator was specified), with injuries to the head most common (61%). Parents and other family…

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300,000 people visited Shenzhen Bay Park to celebrate the Qingming Festival holiday

Qingming Festival, also called Tomb Sweeping Day or Pure Brightness in English, usually falls on April 4 or 5. Qingming (清明) is the second of 24 solar terms on the traditional Chinese solar calendar. It is also a time for people to go outside and start enjoying the greenery of spring. Qingming Festival Facts Chinese: 清明节 Qīngmíng jié / ching-ming jyeah/ ‘Pure Bright Festival’ Date: April 4 or 5 (start of Qingming, solar term two) Importance: top day for showing respect to / worshipping ancestors Celebrations: tomb sweeping, food/drink offerings,…

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Search for missing girl Siang Par

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Siang Par The 15-year-old was last seen in Marion Street in Altona yesterday. Police and family have concerns for her welfare due to her age. Siang was last seen wearing a black hooded top and blue jeans and may be headed to the CBD. Police have released an image of Siang in the hope someone recognises her. Anyone who sights Siang or who knows of her whereabouts is urged to contact Altona North Police Station on 9392 3111. Belinda Batty Media…

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Nominations open for Wyndham community volunteer awards

Volunteer

Nominations for Wyndham community volunteer awards will close at 5pm on Friday 19 May 2017. As per Wyndham Council information: The Wyndham Community Volunteer Awards and Citizen of the Year Award recognise and celebrate Wyndham’s volunteers who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution within our municipality. Award categories: Community Engagement Award Community Wellbeing Award Culture, Arts & Tourism Award Environment & Sustainability Award Sports & Recreation Award Young Volunteer of the Year Award Community Group Award Click here for more information Information and guidelines Nomination form Submit your nomination online>

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What is open during this Easter break in Wyndham city

Easter Eggs

Bin Collection If your bin is normally collected on Fridays, it will be collected on Saturday 15 April. Monday bin collection will remain the same. Wyndham Civic Centre & Functions Centre: Closed from Good Friday to Easter Monday Wyndham City Libraries: Closed from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Youth Resource Centre: Closed from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Pet Services Wyndham City Pound: Closed from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Wyndham Attractions and Recreation Facilities Werribee Visitor Information Centre: Good Friday: closed, Saturday: 9am – 5pm, Easter Sunday: 9am – 5pm,…

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Spotlight on Footscray’s changing housing market

In a rapidly growing and gentrifying area, what are the implications for community facilities? To answer this question, our consulting team took a deep dive into the changing housing market in Footscray, a rapidly changing suburb in Melbourne. This is a great example of how you can use demographic information to build a narrative about a place to make an evidence-based decision. Not everyone realises that we do this kind of in-depth consulting work. If you have a decision you need to make which could benefit from demographic insight, don’t…

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