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    The Westsider: March, 2024

    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.

    Community united in the call for better buses in Melbourne’s western suburbs 

    Community members from across Melbourne’s West gathered on Thursday 14th March, alongside local and state government representatives to ask the question ‘Why is the West still waiting for Better Buses in 2024?’

    Editor’s note 

    There’s been an undeniable stench in the air around the western suburbs of late and it’s not been coming from any factory, abattoir or hazardous material storage facility but from a gym acting as a headquarters for many who identify as neo-Nazis.

    Letters to the editor

    Some advice and a question for Hobsons Bay Council.

    Bigger’n Taylor Swift!

    The meetings at Hobsons Bay and Brimbank council last month were bigger’n Taylor Swift!. Well no, maybe your correspondent exaggerates. But there were a lot of people both in and outside council chambers.

    Hobsons Bay to host a groundbreaking Dementia Forum 

    Does someone you love have dementia?  Finally, there’s some good news. A new group has formed called The Hobsons Bay Dementia Soaring Falcons Alliance.

    Regenerating the West; A tale of two workshops 

    Two community workshops held over the past month, focused on revitalising areas of the inner west. Both were part of the National Sustainability Festival.

    CHAMPIONS OF THE WEST – Liliana Bravo, Casa Bonita Lifestyle

    After getting her business up and running, Liliana Bravo, a Colombian-born and raised woman, is determined to pass on everything she has learned.

    Journey into railway history at Newport Workshops Open Days

    The historic Newport Railway Workshops are open on the Labour Day long weekend this year (9 to 11 March).

    1927 ‘Mount Mistake’ in West Footscray 

    Right next to the shiny new Whitten Oval stands ‘Mount Mistake’, a massive tangle of vehicular overpasses that carries Geelong Road traffic over the railway lines at West Footscray station.

    Watswool Wool Brokers

    A towering warehouse in West Footscray, with its decayed WATSWOOL WOO(L) (B)ROKERS sign, was constructed for Australian Estates wool brokers.

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