News

 

Garbage, recycling and green waste collections have resumed to the normal collection cycle.

On Thursday 4 September the following collections will occur:

Location

 

Waste collection area

 

Bins to put out

 

Spotswood and parts of Newport

Thursday Area 1

Garbage & green waste

 

Williamstown North including the Rifle Range and parts of Newport

Thursday Area 2

 

Garbage & recycling

For further information on your collection area, refer to the map on Council’s website at www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Environment_Waste/Waste/Waste_collection_dates

We appreciate the patience of residents as waste services were restored.

For safety, bin collections were delayed in Hobsons Bay and in other Council areas throughout Australia, after waste management contractors Cleanaway voluntarily grounded their fleet nationwide following an accident that resulted in two fatalities in South Australia.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

October is Walk to School month, commencing from the start of term 4 (6 October) through to the end of October.

Children and their parents are encouraged to walk all the way, or part of the way, to school during October.

Sign up for the event at www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au

Walk to school month
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
We'll be pruning street trees in Laverton on 10 September.

Our contractors audit all street trees within Hobsons Bay once every two years. Pruning and maintenance works are required to comply with power line clearance regulations (ELCP) and road traffic legislation, as well as to ensure trees are safe and healthy.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.

For more information, please call Council on 9932 1000.

 

Garbage, recycling and green waste collections have resumed to the normal collection cycle.

On Wednesday 3 September the following collections will occur:

Location

 

Waste collection area

 

Bins to put out

 
 

South Kingsville and parts of Altona North

Wednesday Area 1

Garbage & green waste

 

Brooklyn and parts of Altona North

Wednesday Area 2

 

Garbage & recycling

For further information on your collection area, refer to the map on Council’s website at www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Environment_Waste/Waste/Waste_collection_dates

We appreciate the patience of residents as waste services were restored.

For safety, bin collections were delayed in Hobsons Bay and in other Council areas throughout Australia, after waste management contractors Cleanaway voluntarily grounded their fleet nationwide following an accident that resulted in two fatalities in South Australia.

 

All parents, guardians and workers who deal with young people’s health and wellbeing are invited to attend an information session on youth mental health by Orygen Youth Health on Wednesday 17 September from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona.    

The Community Development team from Orygen Youth Health, work to strengthen the capacity of individuals and organisations to understand, identify and respond to mental health needs of young people.

Mayor of Hobsons Bay, Councillor Sandra Wilson said the session is being run to respond to the growing number of young people, families and school staff presenting at Council’s Youth Services for counselling and support with a range of mental health issues.

“Young people in Hobsons Bay are more likely to require support for mental health issues and Council has dedicated funding in this year’s budget toward youth mental health services as well as construction of the Newport Youth Library and Seniors building,” said Cr Wilson.

“Council has also adopted its draft Children and Young People’s Plan and will work with young people and the broader community to build capacity to prevent youth mental health issues.

“Research indicates that adolescence is the peak period for the onset of mental health issues.

Local data shows that approximately 13 per cent of all Hobsons Bay residents sought help for a mental health issues in the past 12 months, which is higher than the state average,” said the Mayor.

“Hobsons Bay also has a higher rate than Victoria for adolescent psychiatric

hospitalisations, ranking sixth out of 68 local government areas.”

Orygen Youth Health is a world leading organisation based in Melbourne with a specialised youth mental health clinical service, internationally renowned research centre and integrated training and communications program.

The presentation will consider common mental health issues that are facing young people in today's society. Consideration to how mental health issues present, what to look for in young people and how best to discuss this with a young person will take place.

Additional information about what to do next, where to refer and how to support a young person in this process will be considered. More information about Orygen Youth Health can be found at www.oyh.org.au  

To book a place or for more information, contact Hobsons Bay Youth Services on 9932 4000.

What characteristics do you value in your neighbourhood? How would you like your neighbourhood to grow? What would you like to see in the commercial areas where you eat, shop and relax?

From your street to the shops... is planning for Hobsons Bay’s future, asking you to think about your neighbourhood or your local shopping centre. If you would like to contribute or hear what others have to say, drop in to one of the consultation sessions to be held in September and help Hobsons Bay City Council plan for the future of your municipality.

Council is asking the community to get involved in the development of two important land use planning documents:

  • Neighbourhood Character Study – Neighbourhood character is the look and feel of the streets in your neighbourhood. Many features contribute to neighbourhood character including vegetation, the position of buildings, height and size of buildings, front fencing and materials. Hobsons Bay is currently creating a new Neighbourhood Character Study to ensure growth is accommodated in appropriate areas while respecting character and amenity.
  • Activity Centre Strategy – Activity centres are locations that combine retail, offices, entertainment, community, education, medical services and higher density housing. An activity centre can be a large shopping centre or a small strip of shops. A new strategy is being developed to guide retail and commercial development within each centre.

If you are interested in the Neighbourhood Character Study and Activity Centre Strategy some along to Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown between 4pm and 7pm this Wednesday. 

If you don't make then mark your diary for the next drop in session on Monday 8 September at the Altona North Community Library, corner Millers and McArthurs Roads from 4pm to 7pm. 

 

Garbage, recycling and green waste collections have resumed to the normal collection cycle.

On Tuesday 2 September the following collections will occur in Altona Meadows and Laverton:

Location

 

Waste collection area

 

Bins to put out

 
 

Williamstown (north of the Williamstown rail line)

Tuesday Area 1

Garbage & green waste

 

Seabrook and Williamstown (south of the Williamstown railway)

Tuesday Area 2

 

Garbage & recycling

For further information on your collection area, refer to the map on Council’s website at www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Environment_Waste/Waste/Waste_collection_dates

We appreciate the patience of residents as waste services were restored.

For safety, bin collections were delayed in Hobsons Bay and in other Council areas throughout Australia, after waste management contractors Cleanaway voluntarily grounded their fleet nationwide following an accident that resulted in two fatalities in South Australia.

 

Garbage, recycling and green waste collections have resumed to the normal collection cycle.

On Monday 1 September the following collections will occur in Altona Meadows and Laverton:

 

 

 

 

Location

 

Waste collection area

 

Bins to put out

 
 

Altona Meadows (south of Queen Street and Spicer Boulevard and May Avenue)

Monday Area 1

Garbage and green waste

 

Laverton and Altona Meadows (north of Spicer Boulevard and May Avenue and west of Merton Street)

Monday Area 2

 

Garbage and recycling

Altona Meadows (south of Queen Street and Spicer Boulevard and May Avenue)

For further information on your collection area, refer to the map on Council’s website at www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Environment_Waste/Waste/Waste_collection_dates

We appreciate the patience of residents as waste services were restored.

For safety, bin collections were delayed in Hobsons Bay and in other Council areas throughout Australia, after waste management contractors Cleanaway voluntarily grounded their fleet nationwide following an accident that resulted in two fatalities in South Australia.

Council is pleased to report that garbage collections are as per normal and Cleanaway are working towards getting recycling collections up to date this week.

Your garbage and recycling collections are Council’s priority.

Cleanaway have advised that green waste will resume to the normal collection cycle from Monday 1 September.
Green waste will not be collected until this date.
For further information on your collection area, refer to the map on Council’s website.

If you have placed green waste bins out for collection you can bring them into your property until the dates listed below.
Residents who have put their recycling bins out already or will put them out later this week as part of the normal collection cycle, please leave the recycling bins out (including Saturday). 

We appreciate and thank you for your patience as waste services are being restored.

Please share this announcement with your family, friends and neighbours.

Bin collections were suspended in Hobsons Bay and in other Council areas throughout Australia for safety reasons. This followed waste management contractors Cleanaway voluntarily grounding their fleet nationwide following an accident that resulted in two fatalities in South Australia.

 

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

For the community of Hobsons Bay it is no secret that this is the best place to live, work and study but during September the many visitors to our picturesque area will realise it too.

The first week of September is Victoria Tourism Week. It’s a great time to discover and experience all that Hobsons Bay has to offer.

Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Sandra Wilson said there were free activities and special deals on offer.

“Seeing what Hobons Bay has to offer does not have to cost the earth with free activities including visits to Scienceworks in Spotswood (for children and concession card holders), The Substation Artists Market and Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition, Altona Homestead, Williamstown Historical Society Museum, Truganina Explosives Reserve, Sea Shepherd and guided walking tours,” said Cr Wilson.

“There are also special deals on Lantern Ghost Tours in Williamstown, scenic seaplane flights, access to HMAS Castlemaine and Seaworks Maritime Museum. You just have to quote Tourism Week to take advantage of these offers

“You can also sail on the Tall Ship Enterprize on Saturday 6 September and Sunday 7 September or rediscover the Railway Museum in Williamstown North.

If you’re a bird watcher, our coastal, creek and wetland areas offer great walking opportunities to spot dozens of different bird species.”

The Mayor said Tourism Week was also the perfect time to involve locals in the visitor experience with the Discover Your Own Backyard program.

“Discover Your Own Backyard encourages residents to get out and experience the many wonderful visitor attractions we have in Hobsons Bay. We want our visitors to speak highly about our backyard – and if anyone can make it happen, it is you the resident,” said Cr Wilson.

“We should be proud of all the great attractions we have in Hobsons Bay and promote our city and support our local businesses and jobs.”

There are a number of avenues through which Council supports the local tourism activities including the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, providing funding to support Western Melbourne Tourism along with the western councils, partnerships with Destination Melbourne and many more.

“Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre welcomes about 50,000 visitors per year, it is supported by 45 volunteers and open 363 days a year,” said the Mayor.

“The Centre will soon introduce iPads to the service to show better images of the city and encourage visitors to go further than the well known precincts.

“Council’s work will continue and be further supported by the review of Council’s Tourism Strategy which will have a strong relationship to the economic development and events and festivals strategies.”

For details about Tourism Week, or to book for a free guided walking tour, contact the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre on 9932 4310 or go to www.visithobsonsbay.com.au