Wyndham focuses on vital capital works in latest budget

Wyndham focuses on vital capital works in latest budget

Tweet The Wyndham City Council has released its proposed budget for the 2016/2017 financial year. Next year’s budget is said to be a responsible one, outlining the spending of more than $100 million on vital capital works without increasing its loan borrowings and holding the average rate rise to 4.5 per cent. The proposed budget is however dependent on the council receiving a rate capping exemption from the State Government, which would allow a rates rise by an average of 4.5 per cent. If the council doesn’t receive the exemption then...

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Wyndham’s building boom tops $1 billion

Wyndham’s building boom tops $1 billion

Tweet Wyndham’s building boom certainly isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. According to the Star Weekly, the value of building construction works in Wyndham has passed the billion-dollar mark for the second year running. Data from the Victorian Building Authority shows that Wyndham had the fourth-highest value of building permits in the state. There were just 8 local government areas that had building permits valued at more than $1 billion in 2015, with the state’s capital expectedly topping the list with works costing $4.16...

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Werribee to come alive next Friday night

Werribee to come alive next Friday night

Tweet The Werribee CBD will come alive next Friday night for ‘Friday LIVE’ as part of Wyndham City’s Music in the City program. If you head along to Werribee’s Station Place next Friday 26 February from 4pm to 10pm you can expect to see a stellar line-up of artists, playing live and original music. The acts scheduled to play include: Michael Meeking and The Ladies in Waiting, Midnight Collective, Ian Banks, Paige Spiers and Justin Vasquez will all be performing. Wyndham City’s Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing, Cr Bob Fairclough said...

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Have you say on Werribee’s “gateway”

Have you say on Werribee’s “gateway”

Tweet Wyndham residents are being urged to have a say on plans to revitalise the Princes Highway and Geelong Road corridor. Council’s vision for the corridor is to turn it into the main gateway for Hoppers Crossing and Werribee. Development group Planisphere has been engaged to help create an urban design framework for the corridor, which will outline its vision and guidelines for future development in the area. The Princes Highway and Geelong Road corridor spans approximately 16kms and is an important corridor that provides a gateway or...

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Will you be going Dry this July?

Will you be going Dry this July?

Tweet Dry July has now officially begun meaning it’s time for Werribee residents to start asking themselves if now is an ideal time to give up the booze. We’re sure that most people in Werribee will have heard of the Dry July campaign before, where people volunteer to remain sober for a month to help raise money for adults living with cancer. More and more participants get involved in Dry July every year and we can certainly see why – not only is it for a good cause but it rewards participants with a feeling of wellbeing and the...

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Is Wyndham the state’s most sustainable city?

Is Wyndham the state’s most sustainable city?

Tweet The Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria (KABV) Awards have placed Wyndham in the finalist category for the state’s most sustainable city. There are a number of local projects that have helped Wyndham earn its sustainable status, including the Green Living Series and the Lighting the West project which saw one of the biggest street lighting upgrades in Australia. Wyndham City has also been chosen as a finalist in the Sustainable Cities of the Year Award and Werribee Primary School’s Waste Not, Want Not program has also been recognised...

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