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HOBSONS BAY COMMUNITY NEWS AUTUMN 2020 / EDITION 20 MEET OUR INSPIRING CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AND YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR (see page 8 for more details) 3&4 CORONAVIRUS 5 BEHIND THE SCENES COMMUNITY AT RECYCLING PLANTS INFORMATION
MESSAGE FROM YOUR COUNCILLORS THE MAYOR Cherry Lake Altona, Altona North, Altona Meadows, Ward Brooklyn, Seaholme Welcome to the autumn edition of the Hobsons Bay Cr Tony Briffa JP Community News. So far 2020 has been a year of 9932 1044 (bh) 0418 398 906 (ah) turmoil as our community and the rest of Australia email@example.com grapples with the Coronavirus pandemic and tries www.facebook.com/tonybriffajp to recover from a devastating bushfire season. www.twitter.com/tonybriffa www.briffa.org Our Council has been following federal and Deputy Mayor Cr Sandra Wilson state government guidance in order to protect 9932 1044 (bh) 0419 287 117 (ah) community and staff, and minimise the spread of firstname.lastname@example.org the Coronavirus. This has meant we have needed to close our council libraries, www.facebook.com/crsandra.wilson the Civic Centre and other community buildings. While face to face services have www.twitter.com/sangewilson been impacted, we have been able to adapt some of our services to deliver them in alternative formats. For example residents can borrow books from our libraries’ Strand Altona North, Newport, Spotswood, South e-book collections or through our new ‘book a book’ service for those who still Ward Kingsville, Williamstown prefer to flick through real pages! More info can be found on pages 3 and 4. Cr Angela Altair In other news not COVID-19 related, our new waste and recycling service has 9932 1044 (bh) 0419 762 267 (ah) been in place across Hobsons Bay for two months now. Some residents have email@example.com asked what really happens to their food waste and recyclables once it is picked www.facebook.com/cr.angela.altair up by the truck. On pages 5 and 6, we provide more information about what happens to your waste and recycling after it has been collected. Cr Peter Hemphill 9932 1044 (bh) 0419 762 266 (ah) I would also like to introduce our inspiring Citizen of the Year Myly Nguyen and firstname.lastname@example.org Young Citizen of the Year Augustin Kadende on page 8. Both Myly and Augustin www.facebook.com/petermhemphill reached Australian shores as refugees and are now community leaders. Cr Jonathon Marsden Lastly, on behalf of Council, thank you for your patience and understanding as 9932 1044 (bh) 0419 868 009 (ah) we try to take every call and assist every person who reaches out to us during email@example.com this difficult time. Please stay safe and be kind to each other. www.facebook.com/jonathon.marsden.greens Cr Colleen Gates Mayor of Hobsons Bay Wetlands Altona Meadows, Laverton, Seabrook Ward Mayor Cr Colleen Gates 9932 1044 (bh) 0457 916 615 (ah) firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/councillorgates www.twitter.com/hbcc_crgates ADOPT ONLINE HELP Cr Michael Grech A CAT FOR BUSINESS 9932 1044 (bh) 0428 984 363 (ah) email@example.com www.facebook.com/michael.waltergrech Find your new feline friend through Did you know there’s a website Hobsons Bay’s cat and kitten adoption designed specifically to support program. The program reunites cats or businesses in Hobsons Bay? The kittens searching for their lost owners or Hobsons Bay Business website places them in their new forever home. (hobsonsbaybusiness.com.au) is a For anyone who is unable to commit free resource for local business owners to a furry friend for life, we are also and those investing in Hobsons Bay. recruiting foster carers to provide the It contains handy information on comforts of home. professional development opportunities, Council encourages responsible networking events and workshops, pet ownership. business grants, a local business directory and more. For more information, head to HOBSONS BAY CITY COUNCIL www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Pets It also features a range of local 115 Civic Parade, Altona PO Box 21, Altona 3018 businesses who have modified their Phone (03) 9932 1000 services during the Coronavirus NRS phone 133 677 and quote 03 9932 1000 COVID-19 pandemic. firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/HobsonsBayCC Cover image: Citizen of the Year Myly Nguyen and Young Citizen of the Year Augustin Kadende facebook.com/HobsonsBayCityCouncil This newsletter is printed on 100% recycled stock using environmentally friendly inks. www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au instagram.com/HobsonsBayCC 2 | Hobsons Bay | Autumn 2020
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) • Libraries are altering services to provide ‘Book a book’ library home delivery service, access to electronic books from libraries.hobsonsbay.vic. HOW OUR ESSENTIAL gov.au/collections and online storytime presented LIVE on the Hobsons Bay SERVICES ARE ADAPTING Libraries Facebook page A range of our services will continue • All face to face community • Meals on Wheels Food Services will as normal and some with various consultations have been suspended continue to deliver ‘meals on wheels’ changes. We are committed to however, there will be ample opportunity to registered residents, combined with providing these services as long as wellbeing checks and the provision to have your say online via Participate possible, based on requirements from of toilet paper for each client. Eligible Hobsons Bay (participate.hobsonsbay. the federal and state governments. new clients wanting to apply for meal vic.gov.au) and where possible we will delivery services will be fast tracked conduct online consultation events • Our face to face customer service at the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre • Pre-school field officers will continue • Planned Activity Group (PAG), in Altona is closed until further to provide support to kindergartens Community Transport and Overnight notice. However, you may still (provided kindergartens remain open) Respite for older residents have been contact customer service by • Maternal and Child Health Services suspended until further notice, however phone on 03 9932 1000 (MCH) will be delivered via phone, the team will continue to closely monitor or by emailing customerservice@ Skype or video. If parents have and support our clients, or any vulnerable hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au Alternatively, specific concerns, then a 15 minute resident, with regular phone contact you can live chat with one of our face to face appointment can be officers from our website arranged (subject to further state or • Kerbside rubbish and recycling federal government restrictions) Services that are collections to households and • Hobsons Bay UP (Youth Services) being suspended businesses receiving Council’s will continue its youth counselling by service will continue. However, please • All face to face Council-led events Skype or phone but will not proceed and programs including our library, arts note potential disruptions due to with face to face support services staffing issues. Please keep your bin and community development events until further notice out if it hasn’t been collected (see and activities have been cancelled • Aged Care and Disability below for more information) • Early years playgroups and Assessment Services in-home • Immunisations will continue and also assessments will continue as Occasional Care provision have increase but bookings will need to be phone assessments been suspended until further notice made online POTENTIAL as scheduled and you notice that bins in your street or neighbourhood were DELAYS AND also not collected, please leave them out and we will be back as soon as SERVICE CHANGES possible. If just your bin was missed please contact us on 9932 1000. Council is working hard to minimise potential disruptions to any of our Likewise, there may be delays in essential services. For example, our delivering capital work projects, maintenance works and administration waste collection contractors are in the tasks such as completing planning same position as many businesses and permits. Please be patient with our may need to manage staffing challenges, hardworking staff who are delivering which may delay collecting some of Please see page 6 for details essential services to keep our your bins. If your bins are not collected about interim rubbish drop offs. community safe and our city clean. *At the time of print in late March, state and federal information was correct but may have changed by the time residents receive this newsletter. Please check www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus for the latest advice. www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au | 3
COMMUNITY SUPPORT PACKAGES Council has released two community support packages to help the people of Hobsons Bay during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. These packages focus on alleviating financial pressure on businesses, community groups and SHOP LOCAL BUSINESS sporting clubs, as well as helping some Hobsons Bay has a range of diverse CRISIS SUPPORT of our most vulnerable residents. Just some of the highlights include: shops and delicious eateries. The local economy, and especially the hospitality, NETWORK retail and tourism sectors, are feeling the Hobsons Bay has a strong history of Local businesses impact of the global pandemic. In these volunteering and during tough times • Full rental rebate until 30 June 2020 tough times, it is now more important it is even more important to lend a for eligible small business tenants than ever before to support our local hand. Council is calling on all active paying rent in a Council-owned building economy and our businesses. or retired entrepreneurs, experienced • Refund of food premises registration •F ind your favourite local shops online business owners, financial planners, fees and outdoor trading permit fees and buy a voucher for future use financial advisors and IT experts to already paid in 2019-20 •S ource essential items from your provide support and mentorship to • Interest free deferral of the next two local butcher, greengrocer or our local businesses to get through quarterly rates payments for eligible independent supermarket this difficult time. The Business Crisis local business Support Network aims to link a skilled •T reat yourself to a delicious meal or • Waived planning application fees for volunteer with a business operator coffee by ordering over the phone, next six months for new start-ups who needs support navigating through via Uber, Menu Log or the HeyYou current challenges. Confidential one- • Establishment of a business app. Your meal or coffee will be on-one mentoring sessions will occur roundtable and crisis support delivered to your car or door! via the phone, Skype or video. mentoring network. Local businesses who are responding For more information, email to the needs of the community by email@example.com Sporting clubs and altering or extending their services are highlighted on the Hobsons community groups Bay Business website • Full rental rebate until at least 30 June www.hobsonsbaybusiness.com.au/Do- 2020 for eligible groups paying rent in Business/Amended-Services-Directory a Council-owned building • Waiver of winter ground allocation fees • Financial assistance towards sporting Hobsons Bay residents and businesses are club utility fees, eligibility applies. invited to share messages of positivity, resilience, community spirit and acts of kindness. Ongoing support for our The ability to connect with other Community members and businesses vulnerable communities people has become more difficult. can post their messages, words, • Identifying more vulnerable households Council wants to support the Hobsons photos, videos or artwork directly to support, while conducting wellbeing Bay community to keep connected by to the Hobsons Bay has Heart checks with existing clients via phone shining a light on community groups, Facebook page at www.facebook. • Combined ‘meals on wheels’ individuals or businesses offering com/hobsonsbayhasheart or use delivery with wellbeing checks support or goodwill to their fellow the hashtag #hobsonsbayhasheart and toilet paper community members. This could be as a public post on Facebook • Eligible new clients applying for meal through random acts of kindness, or Instagram. delivery services will be fast tracked the provision of online learning or Instagram users are invited to share • Ongoing access to immunisation activities, or offers to volunteer or their image of beautiful things in services via online bookings assist others. Hobsons Bay by simply using the • Syringe disposal kits distributed to tag #HobsonsBayhasHeart. Tagged planned activity group (PAG) clients images may be shown on the digital • Online youth counselling, new parent sign at the Williamstown Town Hall. groups and playgroups. We’d love to see images of your playful pet, a garden full of produce or a handwritten letter in the mail For more information on Council’s from a neighbour. community support packages, visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Coronavirus www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au | 4
BEHIND THE SCENES What happens after collection? WORRIED ABOUT BAD We’re working with more partners to recycle more products to ensure we are diverting waste from landfill SMELLS? and taking less from the earth. Read what happens to Keep the lid on your caddy and your recycling after your bins are collected. green bin shut. Sprinkle bicarbonate soda on top of YELLOW BIN PURPLE BIN food scraps in your kitchen caddy. PLASTICS, PAPER, GLASS CARDBOARD, METALS Some people like to freeze food Paper and cardboard Glass waste (particularly any meat or fish Recycled paper and cardboard can All collected glass is sorted and scraps) before placing in the green be broken down to pulp. The pulp washed. It’s then used in the bin the day before it’s collected, from our paper is re-manufactured production of roads, rail and especially in warmer months. into moulded products, such as footpath projects and possibly egg cartons. Our cardboard is bottles and jars in future. Where possible, layer food waste converted into packaging paper, between garden waste in your such as new cardboard. green bin. According to Sustainability Victoria, products made from recycled paper GREEN BIN Try to store your green bin and cardboard conserve trees, and FOOD & GARDEN in the shade. their production uses WASTE 50 per cent less energy and Flush your pet poo - pet waste is not 90 per cent less water than making Food and garden waste accepted in your food and garden them from new, raw resources. All collected green waste is sent waste bin but it is safe to flush your to a composting facility where Plastics dog and cat waste down the toilet. it is recycled into compost and Reclaimed plastic (code 1, 2 and *5) mulch. Composting decomposes is sorted, then shredded into chips the food and garden waste or flakes, and washed. The plastic using oxygen, which prevents is then dried, melted and formed the release of harmful gases into pellets, which can be used to manufacture new products such as new bottles, furniture and piping. and creates useful material, like compost and soil conditioner, WHEN DOES Producing plastics from recycled to put back into the earth. MY BIN materials saves around 88 per cent of the energy required to HARD WASTE GO OUT? make plastic using raw materials, Use our interactive map such as oil and gas. RUBBISH *code 5 plastic can now be recycled. ie and simply put in your yogurt, ice-cream and margarine tubs. address to find out when Fruit punnets or meat trays even if 1,2 or 5 are still unsuitable for recycling. each bin will get collected Hard waste Metals All Hobsons Bay properties are www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/ Metals are picked up with the metal able to book one free hard waste recycling detector and sorted into scrap collection each financial year metal and aluminium. Aluminium is (1 July to 30 June). Wood, metal, crushed, melted and recast into new electronic waste components and aluminium drink cans. Scrap metal green waste collected through We are launching is crushed, shredded and sorted. the hard waste service are an app It’s then melted and further purified recycled. When picking up hard before being recast into new metal We are also soon launching a rubbish, two collection vehicles products. Recycling 2.0 App which tells are used, one for recyclable you which bins to put out, as Making new products from recycled materials and the other for well as useful information steel cans helps save up to 75 per landfilled non-recyclable items. on recyclable items cent of the energy and 40 per cent You can contact Council on of the water needed to make steel and how to dispose 9932 1000 to book your collection. from the raw materials. of them. Stay tuned for our app go 5 | Hobsons Bay | Autumn 2020 live date!
5 Line your kitchen caddy in one INTERIM RUBBISH or two sheets of newspaper or paper towel, or wrap up your food DROP-OFF IN waste for transporting it into your ALTONA food and garden waste green bin (note, newspaper or paper towels on With more people in self isolation, their own CANNOT go in the green quarantine or working from home bin). Bagged food waste cannot go due to the Coronavirus pandemic, in the green bin as plastic bags don’t some households may produce decompose and can’t be made into more rubbish than usual. compost. Even compostable bags To respond to this exceptional do not decompose at the same rate circumstance and help residents as organic material and leave traces manage additional, problematic of plastic in the processed products. volumes of rubbish, Council has established a temporary free drop-off station for residents of Hobsons Bay to dispose of domestic 6 Scrape your plates and bowls quantities of household rubbish (not directly into your caddy. recycling). Strict social distancing 1 Check the item you are placing measures will be in place and in your yellow bin is made from instructions will be given by staff. recyclable ‘rigid’ plastic (codes 1,2 7 Bread, pasta, cereal and rice can go in your green bin. Hobsons Bay Operations Centre, and 5 except fruit punnets and Sugar Gum Drive, Altona meat trays) is unwaxed paper or cardboard, or aluminium or steel 8 Tissue boxes can go in the 8.30am to 2.30pm Saturdays, cans. yellow recycling bin if the until further notice plastic lining is removed. (please check our website to be 2 Remove lids from all bottles, certain before attending). including plastics (codes 1,2 and 5) and glass. 9 Roll aluminium and foil into Further interim options are also in balls (minimum 10cm diameter) progress and will be announced so the metal detector can pick it up. when they are confirmed. 3 Rinse or scrape out any obvious solids or liquids from Due to limited availability of our containers – they must be empty. 10 Choose to buy products with contractors’ trucks and drivers, we less packaging (loose apples, are unable to change the frequency for example, not apples in a plastic of the kerbside collection program. 4 Recyclables must be loose in tray and with a plastic outer wrap). your yellow bin, not bagged. TOP 5 ITEMS ✘ that are not accepted by our recycling partners MILK/JUICE CARTONS AND UHT/TETRA-PAKS PERFUME BOTTLES, DRINKING GLASSES AND WINDOW GLASS These items are made from glass with a differentcomposition,andcan’tberecycled back in to making new glass jars and bottles. DARK GREEN BIN OTHER COFFEE PODS AND TEABAGS RUBBISH HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH All electronic waste, CDs, light globes and printer cartridges cannot go in your general rubbish bin. Visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov. COATED AND WAXED au/recycling to find where PAPER & CARDBOARD PLASTICS – CODES 3 TO 7 you can recycle these These are coated/lined with a plastic liner to hold liquid and items locally. 6 | Hobsons Bay | Autumn 2020 can’t be recycled.
RECYCLING CHAMPIONS More than 300 volunteers have been championing the new waste and recycling service. Two of our Recycling Champions give us their top tips. To get involved, and for more information, visit hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/recyclingchampion 4. Do you have any tips on how to reduce waste? Before throwing something out, try giving away your unwanted goods using websites such as freecycle.org, streetbank.com or post it for free on Facebook marketplace. For example, I have a slide that has a bit of wear and Hariz Ahmad, Tarius McArthur, tear that the kids no longer use, that I’m Seabrook, Master of Environmental Altona, mother of two, sure someone else will want! Science, postgraduate student Environmental Educator 1. Why do you care about recycling? 1. Why do you care about recycling? I want future generations not to There are so many environmental have to worry about the state of the issues we live with that we have no environment. My parents cared enough control over. The new recycling and to move to Australia for us kids and I waste service is a real innovative want to make sure I care enough so solution that we can all be part of. How to future generations can have a better life. Recycling has always been important provide for my family. I remember going to feedback 2. What has been a challenge in recycling facilities with my mum in the new service and how did you the 1980s before kerbside recycling Hobsons Bay staff and overcome it? was introduced! Now, my kids have Recycling Champions have For our family, the challenge has recycling chores each week and help been speaking to residents been learning the difference between empty the caddy and recycling into at local events. We’ve also the Council’s composting service and the yellow bin. run dedicated Recycling 2.0 our own. We have started separating community drop-in sessions what can go in the green bin (meat, 2. What has been a challenge in with our recycling partners bones, cereal, bread etc) and our the new service and how did you to answer questions around home composting which is slower overcome it? how your recyclables are to decompose. My family of four has gone from one processed. Our customer bag of household rubbish a month service representatives have 3. What recycling/re-use changes and a full recycling bin to more also been working hard have you made in your household? household rubbish because of the to answer questions, hear We’re trying to stop using cling wrap plastics that are no longer accepted. concerns and find solutions and instead use containers. My goal is to reduce my waste and for thousands of individuals. go back to the one bag of rubbish a 4. Do you have any tips on how to month. At the point of purchase, I try We are continually revising reduce waste? to only buy containers that are code information on Council’s The easy one is to always have a 1 or 2 plastics (which are accepted in website, and sending reusable cup and tote bag in the car. the yellow mixed recycling bin). updates to all residents. I also try to use what’s in the fridge Please keep it coming. to cook a meal instead of looking 3. What recycling/re-use changes If you would like to provide up a recipe and going out to buy have you made in your household? suggestions or feedback, the ingredients. As I make a purchase, I think about please email where it’s going to end up. If it’s code recycling@ 1 and 2 plastics, it can be recovered hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au and made into something else. If it’s code 3 to 7, it goes to landfill. www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au | 7
Myly Nguyen Augustin Kadende CITIZEN 2020 Citizen of the Year 2020 Young Citizen of the Year AND YOUNG The daughter of a high-ranking officer At the age of five, Augustin fled the of the Republic of Vietnam Army, Myly civil war in the Democratic Republic of fled Vietnam alone by boat in 1981 Congo with his mother and younger CITIZEN following the end of the Vietnam War, brother. After four years in a refugee settling in Altona North in 1985 where camp in Malawi the family was relocated of the year she still lives. to Melbourne speaking no English and with little possessions or money. Myly helped establish a number of national-level Buddhist community Augustin overcame significant organisations which helped language barriers and gaps in his Vietnamese migrants settle into formal education to become their new country and recover from the School Captain of the trauma of the war. On a local Emmanuel College in 2019. level, Myly founded the Vietnamese He introduced a number of Association of Hobsons Bay, which initiatives aimed at fostering has played an active role in local open discussion about mental conservation and sustainability health among his classmates initiatives. This year, she is looking and challenging negative forward to continuing her sustainability stereotypes of masculinity. work with the Zero to Hero project Augustin is currently studying and fostering increased cultural Arts at the University of understanding and collaboration Melbourne, majoring in politics through the Hobsons Bay and international relations, Interfaith Network. with the aim of becoming a Human Rights lawyer. Altona Meadows. The Arboriculture in Brooklyn, Abbot Street South in THESE STREETS ARE Team partnered with local residents South Kingsville and Bruce Street JUST TOO COOL to determine what street trees the community would like and their size. South in Altona Meadows will be the latest Cool Streets in Hobsons Bay. Did you know Council plants 2,000 Feedback was in support of larger Speaking of trees, Council is developing established trees each year? canopy street tree plantings therefore its first draft Urban Forest Strategy Hobsons Bay’s trees not only 73 trees of evergreen native and exotic which will go out for public consultation look beautiful but they help deciduous species were planted. Six in the coming months. We also have combat climate change by months on, these trees are growing plenty of upcoming activities with a leafy providing a cooling canopy and wonderfully, with the help of the theme, including tree giveaways, online create more liveable spaces. residents in these streets who play a landscape gardening consultations and vital role in caring for them. In 2019, Council delivered a campaign calling on our community its first ‘Cool Streets’ Due to the success of the program, to nominate and vote for their favourite project in Walshe Court Council will now run it annually. In trees. ‘Log’ onto our website or and Pringle Place in 2020, the east end of Primula Avenue Facebook page for updates. Woods Calling all young creatives and artists! The theme for this year’s Youth Art Young people aged 14 to 25 are Prize will be about discovering the invited to submit their artwork for the influence Australian youth can have in 2020 Woods Street Youth Art Prize. such a crucial time in history for the Street Accepted artworks include drawings, paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, film or even performance art planet,” said Mitchell. Selected works are tentatively scheduled to be on exhibition at the Youth art pieces which respond to the theme of Woods Street Arts Space in Laverton ‘A New Power-Finding a Voice’. from 16 to to 18 October (subject to Mitchell Webster, lead curator in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions), prize 2020 Emerging Curators Program explains the with prizes announced at the opening theme is about young people being able night on Friday 16 October. to influence and contribute to change. Entries close 5pm Friday 21 August. “Young Australians are awakening to For more information, and to submit an the voice they have and the impact entry, visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov. 8 | Hobsons Bay | Autumn 2020 they can create in our community. au/youthartprize
What’s happening in your ward? Cherry Lake Ward Strand Ward Wetlands Ward Work has commenced on the Construction has begun on the Work is progressing well on the Brooklyn public space upgrades. Armstrong Reserve upgrade in Altona Sports Centre expansion. DN Duane and Rowan Avenue Newport. The upgrade will include Starting with the new car park and two Reserves will receive new play improved access to and within the outdoor netball courts, the extension equipment, additional seating reserve, tree plantings, a picnic shelter, of the existing centre will include four and shade. Brooklyn Reserve seating, a refurbished basketball/ additional indoor courts, change room will receive a new public toilet, as netball court and nature play facilities, office space and café facilities well as solar lights at the links opportunities. During construction, the when it is complete in May 2021, between Cypress Avenue entire reserve will be fenced off. While subject to change. Visit hobsonsbay. and the Federation Trail. your local reserve is being improved, vic.gov.au/AltonaSportsCentre Visit hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/ you can access Newport Park, brooklynparkupgrades Thank you to everyone who provided Jackson Reserve and Bryan Martyn feedback on the traffic movement in These improvements are part of a Oval (if supported by government the west of the municipality. As part of $5 million package of upgrades to requirements). Visit hobsonsbay.vic. the Seabrook Boulevard and Shane parks and sportsgrounds funded by gov.au/armstrongreserve Avenue Traffic Calming Project, we the West Gate Tunnel Project. Improvement work will soon be received 285 contributions from 232 A new fence will soon be installed completed at Bayside College people. Council is seeking feedback along the south side of the shared Williamstown campus. New irrigation on proposed traffic solutions, which trail along the Laverton Creek Spit has been installed on both ovals, are based on suggestions from the Conservation Zone at Doug Grant three new tennis courts have been community. These will be listed on Reserve in Altona to better protect constructed onsite and the existing participate.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au. our precious birdlife and create a netball courts are being resurfaced Keep an eye out! dog free zone. This will prevent dogs with floodlighting also installed. Work will soon begin revamping from disturbing critically endangered Remaining works include new lighting Homestead Run Reserve and Barry migratory and local birds nesting and on oval 2 and an extension to the Jones Park in Seabrook. The revamp feeding. Visit hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/ sports pavilion. Visit hobsonsbay.vic. includes upgrading the playground, LavertonSpitConservationZone gov.au/capitalworks footpath connections and installation of There will still be a dog off lead The Spit at Riverside Reserve in community garden planter beds. Last zone within the fenced area at Doug Williamstown has a new stronger fence year, both reserves received lighting Grant Reserve. There is also a new, as part of the Biodiversity Strategy upgrades. The new lighting features dedicated passage way for dogs and implementation. In addition, Sandy low-energy LED lamp fittings and have dog walkers to access the beach safely Point Nature Reserve has a new improved lighting along the footpaths at P.A. Burns (Altona Dog Beach). Visit interpretative sign featuring a map and carpark. Visit hobsonsbay.vic.gov. hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/paburnsreserve that highlights the different vegetation au/HomesteadRun Works have commenced for new types and network of paths. Visit Laverton has been in the spotlight underground drainage in Seves hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/biodiversity as the first suburb in Hobsons Bay Street, Altona, as well as minor Improvement works are progressing to experience the Better Places road pavement and kerb and channel well at Donald McLean Reserve in model, a new approach to thinking replacement. The new drainage system Spotswood. Full redevelopment works about, designing and delivering will alleviate flooding between the of Oval 1 started in September and will projects that result in a more integrated Esplanade and Railway Street South maximise the size and shape of the and connected suburb. For more during major rain events. Works will ground to better accommodate AFL information visit, hobsonsbay.vic.gov. take about eight weeks to complete, and cricket. Visit hobsonsbay.vic.gov. au/BetterPlacesLaverton weather permitting. au/donaldmclean *This information was up to date at the time of printing in late March 2020. Due to Coronavirus related state and federal government requirements, the content on this page is subject to change. www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au | 9
A message from the Victorian Government Reduce your risk of Coronavirus WASH your hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer. TRY not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth. COVER your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow. STAY at home if you feel sick. If you take medication make sure you have enough. PHONE your doctor or the hotline – 1800 675 398 – if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do. CONTINUE healthy habits: exercise at home, drink water, get plenty of sleep. WEARING a face mask is not necessary if you are well. BUY an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol. Find out more www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus If you are concerned, call the Victorian Government's Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 (24 hours) Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only To receive this infographic in an accessible format email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org Authorised and published by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne. © State of Victoria, March 2020. (2001628_v1) This information has been sourced from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) The DHHS website is the best place to receive live updates and up-to-date messaging as the situation continues to change www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus The DHHS website also contains translated resources on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Keep up to date with news and events in Hobsons Bay. Like us on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter. twitter.com/HobsonsBayCC facebook.com/HobsonsBayCityCouncil www.instagram.com/HobsonsBayCC www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
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