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East/West link

Will it be good for the western suburbs?

The Footscray ‘Masterplan’

Maribyrnong City Council’s vision includes footbridges, river walks, fresh public spaces and revamped trading precincts, but will it work?

SKY High – community pushes for secondary education options

The sight of bulging primary schools in Seddon, Kingsville and Yarraville has been continually trumped by contradictory Government data. Is a new high school needed? Does this move go far enough?

New Truck restrictions in Footscray and Yarraville

Inner west residents won a fight to curb truck traffic on neighbourhood roads with a ban set to be imposed during school crossing periods and on streets used by schoolchildren. A new night ban was also set in place for Moore Street in Footscray.

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Footscray plaza reopens more than a year after redevelopment

The new space includes a 5 storey apartment, premium shopping options and a Docklands-style facade. Is it a ‘plus’ for Footscray?

Melton council fights on despite hospital rejection

A 24 hour hospital is the aim for Melton – is it needed?

Hobson’s Bay rejects eight storey residential development

Developers push for higher density living in Spotswood and Kingsville to meet the demand of increased population. Is eight storeys too high?

Twenty year Sunshine ‘Activity Area’ development plan

Precinct to include Sunshine and Albion stations, the redeveloped Sunshine library and Visy Hub Youth Centre. Are twenty year plans pointless?

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Werribee train delays give way to grassroots car-pooling systems

Train delays in Werribee have led to the birth of a grassroots community car-pooling system –  a coming together of local people with an environmentally friendly alternative to an ever increasing issue. Would you share a car space?

Local councils and Victorian Commission for Liquor and Gambling Regulation objects to local poker machines funding ‘big gambling’

Maribyrnong punters plunged $52 million into poker machines over the last financial year – enough to pay for the Braybrook Community Hub four times over.  Should residents be able to spend their money however they choose?

Paid parking in Yarraville and Seddon

Maribyrnong Council voted to implement paid parking machines in Yarraville and Seddon despite overwhelming community and trader backlash. Is a council obliged to listen to the community and act on its wishes?

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Food trucks in Yarraville

Food trucks in Yarraville Park give locals a great alternative to dine out at affordable prices in a multicultural, family, outdoor environment. Are they a good initiative?

Upgrade to Footscray Hospital

Maribyrnong City Council leaned heavily on the major parties in the lead up to the recent state election, with a $550 million pledge for the antiquated Footscray hospital clearly in its sights. Have you been in the current emergency ward?

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