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Main Photo – Group of Jeans for Genes Day attendees We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who braved the elements to attend our Jeans for Genes Day function at Sandhurst Club last Friday. A lovely morning tea was provided and enjoyed by around 35 guests and we raised in excess […]

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This object is located somewhere within the Sandhurst community. If you can identify it and where it is located, then be the first to call Kim Ward on 0405 332 691 and you will win a $100 dinner voucher to the Sandhurst Club. Over the next few weeks we will be uploading interesting photos to […]

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The fastest growth area in Victoria is the City of Wyndham, and Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes contribute significantly to the attractiveness and “desirability” of this municipality. In the 2007 – 2008 year, 74,000 people came into Victoria, both from interstate and overseas. Of these, 8,874 chose this area to live. Why is this the […]

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Disability study

ALMOST a fifth of Wyndham’s population has a disability, according to a Victorian Local Governance Association study. The study said an estimated 19 per cent of the residents of Wyndham have a disability, including children, people of working age and older residents. In addition, an estimated 5.6 per cent of the area’s population in 2010 […]

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Water rush in Wyndham

MELBOURNE’S reputation for unpredictable weather patterns has been upheld by Wyndham over the past few weeks. Wyndham SES Controller Laurie Russell said while the sit¬uation was not as bad as residents may have feared, it was still a busy time for his team members. Mr Russell said the Wyndham SES had received over 40 call¬outs […]

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Green light for rail link

THE BAILLIEU government will honour a $4.3 billion transport commitment to the western suburbs. Last week the future of the Regional Rail Link, part of the Victorian Transport Plan, was being reviewed by the State Government. While residents were left in the dark about the future of the program, a spokesperson for Transport Minister Terry […]

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Tree trouble

THE REMOVAL of some of Wyndham’s oldest trees has angered local residents and historians. Wyndham City Council is planning to remove 15 trees from the front of the Civic Centre on the Princes Highway. Newspaper clippings from 1918 claim that some of the trees may be part of an Avenue of Honour established to honour […]

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Concern for West- Welcome home … Prime Minister Julia Gillard,

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has expressed concerns for the future of Wyndham during a recent visit to her electorate. Ms Gillard visited the Werribee police station to launch the Christmas Tree Appeal before visiting a local school and then hosting a question and answer forum at the Wyndham Civic Centre. Speaking about the demise of […]

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Charges over school fire

POLICE have charged two people over the fire at Manorvale Primary School in Werribee last week. A 22-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were charged with two counts of arson after the school’s multi-million dollar gymnasium was burnt to the ground and a car was also set alight at the Werribee Football Club. The gym […]

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City growth record

WYNDHAM City is continuing its record-breaking streak, with October 2010 dwelling approvals being the highest October ever. The City issued 530 new dwelling permits last month including 65 units. The statistics show a continued pattern in recent months of approximately 500 new dwelling approvals each month in Wyndham. Iramoo Ward councillor John Menegazzo said it […]

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