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    Insurance nightmare prolongs heartache for Maribyrnong flood victims

    A federal parliamentary inquiry into the 2022 Maribyrnong flood at provided opportunity for residents to relate their experiences with insurers.

    Vale Les Twentyman, a true local champion

    Beloved son of the west, social justice campaigner and devoted Bulldogs fan, Les Twentyman, has died and was honoured with a state funeral at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 16 April. 

    Residents fear the GreenLine bike path promised by Hobsons Council has become a (pipe) dreamline?

    In 2018, an idea for a network of shared bike paths to improve ‘active transport’ was adopted by Hobsons Bay City Council but little has happened since.

    Meet the man who’s singlehandedly cleaning up Brimbank 

    Julian Reynolds is up before sunrise on a Saturday morning in an effort to clean up Brimbank. 

    Wetlands Open Day connecting communities with nature

    The Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre (HBWC) invites you to join us for a free fun-filled open day on 11 May 2024.