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    The Westsider: April, 2022

    The Westsider is a not-for-profit, monthly community newspaper, written by volunteers and delivered to hundreds of pick-up points across the inner west each month.

    CHINOOKS FLYING OVER MELBOURNE’S WEST

    Coulson Aviation recently received approval to conduct night time fire suppression activities using the Chinook in Victoria and NSW.

    BARK FOR YOUTH – A WESTERN BULLDOGS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INITIATIVE

    The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation strives to include young people in decisions, honour our voices, implement our ideas and to share and advocate our achievements to empower young people.

    DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH, EVEN IF ITS NOT VISIBLE – NEURODIVERSITY CELEBRATION WEEK

    This week is one to celebrate and share these stories, and many more, as part of acknowledging the immense contribution Neurodiversity provides to our community.

    THE WEST GATE TUNNEL PROJECT’S FIRST TUNNEL BORING MACHINE IS OFF AND RUNNING!

    When complete, the twin tunnels under Yarraville between the West Gate Freeway and the Maribyrnong River, will provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge and slash travel times to and from the CBD.

    FIND A HOBBY YOU LOVE AT YCC

    So why not check out our latest workshops and pursue your hobby in 2022!

    NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

    Life is just one damn thing after another.

    ANDREW HANSEN – COMEDIAN, MUSICIAN, AND AUTHOR

    The show is more about solving the world’s problems like house prices and alternative milks.

    COACT AND YOUTH PROJECTS TAKE ON WESTERN MELBOURNE

    This is no ordinary jobs program. Our new approach has embedded mental health supports to help young people recover from the pandemic and build resilience for their future.

    WESTSIDER PROFILES – GABRIEL ROSSI

    Gabriel’s passion for the west has gone so far as a tilt in politics in the upcoming state election.

    LA BODEGA – BARBER SHOP BY DAY, CRAFT BEER BAR BY NIGHT

    The point of difference for this space is that it is a Barber Shop by day, but on Friday and Saturday afternoons, it becomes a bespoke and cosy bar.

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