Feedback Wanted – Altona Toxic Soil Facility

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in Local Issues | 0 comments

Feedback Wanted – Altona Toxic Soil Facility

  The council has received an application from an interstate developer that would like to construct a soil decontamination facility in Altona at the rear of the Dow Chemical site on Kororoit Creek Road. The application is now being advertised and residents are invited to lodge submissions regarding this application within the next two weeks. The documentation can be accessed via the following...

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Hobsons Bay City Council Combats Graffiti

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in Local Issues | 0 comments

Hobsons Bay City Council Combats Graffiti

Hobsons Bay Council has a graffiti management policy that seeks to: remove graffiti from council-owned assets as soon as possible, assist local businesses and residents from removing graffiti from their property (through the provision of graffiti removal kits, training and advice), refer graffiti on assets owned by other government authorities (such as power poles, telephone booths, mail boxes, bus shelters and railway stations) to the relevant departments as soon as possible, and work with local street art...

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Mobil Refinery

Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Local Issues | 0 comments

Mobil Refinery

Mobil’s operations in Hobsons Bay have a poor record in recent years, prompting many residents to be concerned about their safety and the safety of the local environment.   As the councillor for Altona and Seaholme, I will continue to advocate on behalf of our community until Mobil improves the safety and environmental impacts of their Altona Refinery, including improving its appearance along Kororoit Creek and Millers Roads.  Mobil are understandably upset with my position because I am a strong advocate for...

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EPA Approves Toxic Soil Facility in Altona!

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Local Issues | 0 comments

EPA Approves Toxic Soil Facility in Altona!

This morning the EPA gave their approval for a toxic soil facility in Altona despite a petition of 3,500 signatures from local residents opposed to the facility, and the absence of a Victorian government framework about the siting and operation of permanent soil treatment facilities. The Hobsons Bay City Council has already written to the state government seeking that they establish a policy that identifies appropriate sites and environmental performance for these facilities, and processes to ensure ongoing...

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Log Fumigation in Altona

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Local Issues | 0 comments

Log Fumigation in Altona

Viking Transport still trying to conduct log fumigation in Altona Last year Viking Transport started a log storage and handling facility without any council permits.  Once council notified them that they needed a permit they applied for one, and it was later revealed that they were fumigating logs with methyl bromide on site – only 200 metres from homes. Viking Transport export logs to China which requires that logs be fumigated with methyl bromide before export, which is known to have many adverse...

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Liberals Cut Train Services in Altona

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Local Issues | 0 comments

Liberals Cut Train Services in Altona

Metro has announced a reduction in train services for Altona, Seaholme and Westona stations.  To see the new timetable, click here These changes mean: Commuters from Westona, Altona and Seaholme Stations will lose direct access to and from the city loop at all times (the previous Labor government removed city loop access a peak times two years ago).  Commuters will have to change trains at Newport, and again at North Melbourne to access the City Loop. There will be no express trains from the Altona loop to the...

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