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    The Westsider: April, 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.

    Editor’s note 

    The western suburbs of Melbourne is possibly the worst place for catching a bus that I’ve ever lived.

    Letters to the editor

    Letters concernging safety bollards, Newport hazard facilities and HBCC council behaviour.

    The bill of bickering

    Irrelevant, vexatious, obscene, improper, incorrect, collusive, and garbage! These are just some of the words our elected councillors use to describe each other.

    How rising sea levels caused by climate change will impact the west

    A lack of green space and green infrastructure in the western suburbs of Melbourne makes our region especially prone to flooding.

    Digital sisters & artificial intelligence for good

    Digital Sisters is a new free digital inclusion program for refugee and migrant women aged 18 to 50.

    What can nature teach us about creating thriving communities?

    What can we learn from our place about resilience, adaptability and thriving?

    Cherry Lake Red Watermilfoil

    The bloom on Cherry Lake is not the effect of pollution, it’s the native Red Watermilfoil.

    A much loved hardware shop falls victim to underworld arson attack

    An arson attack destroyed the hardware shop but the memories escaped the heat and flames. 

    Our electorate thrives because of the local businesses that call it home. 

    Local traders play a vital role in keeping Spotswood vibrant and lively.

    Have the western suburbs created a world first?

    Channelling an inner steampunk Fairy Godmother to help stressed young adults and those who love them.

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