Community Update – 13 Nov 12

Tony Briffa’s Community Update – Local News & Events


Dear local resident,

As you have probably heard, I was re-elected to the Hobsons Bay City Council with a record vote – the highest percentage primary vote of any councillor in Melbourne’s western suburbs. I appreciate your support and promise I will continue to serve our community with the same passion, commitment and integrity I have shown over the last four years. This Community Update contains information about:

– Electronic Waste Recycling Trial (THIS SATURDAY)
– Maori and Polynesian Festival
– Laverton Festival
– Summer Story Time in the Parks and Gardens
– Carols by Candlelight
– 2013 Citizen, Young Citizen and Volunteer Group of the Year Awards
– Pre-budget Community Submissions
– Hard Waste Collections


Free Electronic Waste Recycling Collection (THIS SATURDAY)
Do you have any of the following you need to get rid of in an environmentally friendly way: computers, laptops, monitors, cartridges, cables, printers, scanners, mobile phones, cameras, televisions, video and DVD players, CDs, DVDs, GPS, electronic toys, mixers, toasters, microwaves and heaters?

If so, the council is having another e-waste collection this Saturday, 17th November from 8.00am to 3.00pm at the Hobsons Bay City Council Depot, Sugar Gum Drive, Altona. The service is free for Hobsons Bay residents and bookings are not required. A maximum of two televisions and two computers per vehicle will be accepted.


Maori & Polynesian Festival 2012
A festival celebrating Maori and Polynesian culture featuring Maori performing arts groups, Pacific Island groups, Mixed Culture in Action, Youth “n” Action, “Kidz Corner” and much more!

St Clements Anglican Church (Corner Central Avenue and Skehan Boulevard, Altona Meadows)
Saturday, 24th November 2012
For more information please contact Rev’d Vic Wilson – 0405 655 435


Laverton Festival
Our annual festival in Laverton with free rides, entertainment and stalls!
11am to 4pm, Sunday 25th October
Aviation Road car park, Laverton


Summer Story Times in the Parks and Gardens
Free story time for kids featuring Santa and the Bookends!
Monday 10th December – 6.30pm to 7.15pm – Logan Reserve, Altona
Friday 14th December – 10.30am to 11.15am – Williamstown Botanic Gardens


Christmas Carols

Laverton – Sunday 9th December 7pm to 9pm (Laverton P-12 College)
Newport – Sunday 9th December 7.30pm to 9pm (The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport) – Entry by gold coin donation
Altona – Sunday 16th December 8pm (Logan Reserve – will move to St Mary’s Church if it rains)
Altona Meadows – Saturday 22nd December 6pm (Trafalgar Avenue Community Park, Altona Meadows)
Williamstown – Sunday 23rd December. 6pm – children’s activities, 8pm -carols. (Commonwealth Reserve – will move to Holy Trinity Church if it rains)


2013 Citizen, Young Citizen and Volunteer Group of the Year Awards
Nominations for the Hobsons Bay Citizen of the Year Awards are open, but nominations close on Monday 10th December, so please get your application in! For more information and to access the nomination form, visit the council website.


Pre-Budget Community Submissions
Are you part of a community group that needs funding for a special project or an upgrade? If so, please consider lodging a submission to the council for consideration as part of our next budget. Submissions must be received by 5pm on Monday 31st December. For more information please contact Glenn O’Sullivan on 9932 1000.


Hard Waste Collections
If you have rubbish around the house you need to get rid of now that your spring cleaning is done, why not book in for your free annual hard waste collection? To book your hard waste collection, call the Council on 9932 1000. Collections must be booked by 12.00pm on Friday the week prior to when you would like your hard waste collected, or you can book a collection ahead of time throughout the year.


I hope you’ve found this issue of my Community Update useful. Please feel free to distribute it to your family, friends and relatives, and ask them to send me an email with their contact details if they wish to join my distribution list.



Cr Tony Briffa JP
Councillor, City of Hobsons Bay

PO Box 51, Altona VIC 3018 | 115 Civic Parade, Altona VIC 3018 | T: (03) 9932 1044 (bh) | E: | W: | W:

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