Have a say on transport plans for Werribee

Have a say on transport plans for Werribee

Tweet A recent report may have found that passenger numbers are improving on Werribee’s commuter train services, but significant improvements can still be made and these have been outlined in a draft strategy from Infrastructure Victoria. The draft 30-year infrastructure strategy has made recommendations to improve infrastructure in Victoria, with improvements suggested for Wyndham’s rail and transport system. Recommendations include duplicating the tracks and adding new train stations along the Regional Rail Link corridor through to Deer...

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Has your morning train commute improved recently?

Has your morning train commute improved recently?

Tweet Have you been enjoying a more peaceful ride on your morning train commute to the city? It could be because lower passenger numbers have been recorded on local train services. According to Public Transport Victoria’s (PTV) annual passenger load survey, commuters on the Werribee line are experiencing lower passenger numbers during its morning and evening peak services. The survey, which is conducted in May each year, measures passenger loads against state government capacity benchmarks. This year’s survey was conducted between May 2...

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Wyndham’s plans for a sustainable future

Wyndham’s plans for a sustainable future

Tweet Wyndham council is introducing a number of new strategies to help pave the way for a more sustainable future for our city. One of these strategies will be a reduction in bin size, with the council planning on diverting 90 per cent of the city’s waste away from landfill. Under the new Waste and Litter Strategy, household waste wheelie bins will go from 140 litres in capacity to 120 litres, saving 1.4 million tonnes of waste across the city every year. Recycling will be encouraged however, with local recycling bins set to increase in...

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It’s now easier to track town planning in Wyndham

It’s now easier to track town planning in Wyndham

Tweet The Wyndham Council has launched an Online Planning Register, which will make it easier for residents to view advertised planning applications online and engage in the town planning process. The register will be updated daily with details of all planning applications that have been lodged, advertised and decided on by the council. It’s hoped that the new online register will make it easier for residents to view and track the status of planning permit applications. Wyndham City Portfolio Holder for Housing, Cr John Gibbons, said that in...

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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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