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    Our content is a labour of love, crafted by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the west. We encourage submissions from our community, particularly stories about your own experiences, family history, local issues, your suburb, community events, local history, human interest stories, food, the arts, and environmental matters. Below are articles created by community contributors. You can find their names in the bylines.

    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.

    What can nature teach us about creating thriving communities?

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

    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. 

    Have the western suburbs created a world first?

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

    The heart of the west

    Organisations like West Welcome Wagon began to help new arrivals and need our help.