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Dust demise

BY NATALIE GALLENTIBRIMBANK Council has vowed to continue its battle to transform Brooklyn into an employment hub and one of the leading economic suburbs...

David’s in the swim

Footscray resident David Odgars will compete in the Big Bay Swim for the first time this weekend. 77224 Picture: JOE MASTROIANNI By Charlene GattHUNDREDS...

‘World class’ rail link

By XAVIER SMERDONTHE Western suburbs will soon have a rail system that will rival many throughout the world, according to the man behind the...

Melanie’s using her head to ‘unlock’ a cure

Melanie Kuehn will be shaving her hair off next month for World’s Greatest Shave. 77182 By Charlene GattHAIR today, gone tomorrow. Well, almost. West Footscray...

High-speed roll out

THE National Broadband Network is coming to town. Footscray residents will have access to a world class internet service, thanks to its inclusion in the...

Myki takes over

By CHARLENE GATTMETCARD machines along the Sydenham train line will be turned off from next week as Myki becomes the new public transport ticketing...

Council cash online

MORE than 50 City of Maribyrnong organisations have shared a $134,500 cash boost thanks to Maribyrnong City Council’s 2012 community grant program. The 2011-2012 community...

Putting back the pieces

Julie Stevens is fascinated by roadside rubbish. 76910 By Charlene GattFOOTSCRAY mosaic artist Julie Stevens is used to putting broken pieces back together...

Independence day

Nick Fahey, left, Grant Miles and Wing La hope to sweep to power. 77362 By CHARLENE GATTAT LEAST six independent candidates have formed an...

Drug den busted

By Charlene GattFOUR men have been charged with serious drug offences after Victoria Police dismantled one of the state’s largest drug laboratories last week. Police...

Learning the ropes

Lauren Jamieson is heading back to school – this time as the teacher. 76696 Picture: CHARLENE GATTBy Charlene GattMEET Footscray West Primary School’s new...

West hopes to clean up in awards

COULD Maribyrnong be Victoria’s Tidiest Town for 2012? Entries for this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria’s awards are now open. Towns in the West could be...

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