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HOBSONS BAY: $320,000 funds for W’town home

Sacked V/Line Chief Executive James Pinder had received $320,000 funds from contractor Transclean, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission was told late last week. Mr Pinder used some of the funds as a deposit on a $2.5 million home at Williamstown, the IBAC inquiry was told.Transclean had a $40 million contract with V/Line, and a $5

HUME: Broadmeadows to be revitalised

Broadmeadows MLA Frank McGuire has spoken again in State Parliament about how the area is to be revitalised. “We need a plan, unity and hope. This is how we recover from a pandemic that has caused the worst global recession since the Great Depression,” Mr McGuire told the Legislative Assembly last week. “The comeback plan

HOBSONS BAY: North W’town crossing plans

Labor MLA Melissa Horne has spoken of proposed changes to the North Williamstown railway crossing. “In July 2020 I visited the Ferguson St level crossing in Williamstown North with the Minister for Transport Infrastructure to announce that its removal would be a rail-under-road design,” Mr Horne said. “Across all three rounds of consultation approximately 1800

OUT NOW. Latest Issue: Wed., Sep. 9, 2020

Read the latest issue of The Local Paper. Available free from hundreds of outlets. Also read free online: The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part A: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy200909z The Local Paper – Regional Edition Part B (Trader) – https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpt200701z The Local Paper – Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpv200909z The Local Paper – Mitchell Shire

ALL CLEAR: It’s OK to use water

“Melbourne Water, South East Water and Yarra Valley Water after consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, are lifting the Boil Water Advisory issued on Friday (Aug. 28) for all remaining suburbs. The water for all customers is now safe to drink. “Water treatment operations at Melbourne Water’s Silvan Dam have returned to

EAST: Water warning lifted for 15 suburbs

SUNDAY 12 NOON UPDATE The Boiling Water Advisory is being lifted in the following suburbs:BayswaterBelgraveBelgrave HeightsBelgrave SouthBoroniaFerntree GullyKnoxfieldLysterfieldSelbyTecomaThe BasinTremontUpper Ferntree GullyUpweyWantirna

MITCHELL: Temporary pause for ‘Review’

It happens to the best of us! The North Central Review newspaper, published by the Mott family in Wallan-Kilmore-Broadford-Seymour, is pausing publication of that newspaper next week (only). The temporary pause also applies to their Whittlesea Review and (Romsey-Lancefield) Free Press titles.We know how much regret this short pause would cause to their owners and

FREE ads for locals during COVID crisis

Local businesses can obtain TOTALLY FREE advertising in The Local Paper during the COVID-19 crisis. There is a simple form to complete at the bottom of this page. The Local Paper will provide a free $40 ad every week for each local business that completes the easy online form athttps://www.dindi.com.au/wp/covid-free-ads/ There is no means test. There are no questions asked.

KNOX: $½-million for Boronia

Boronia will benefit from a $500,000 Suburban Activity Centre investment to support projects such as minor infrastructure upgrades and maintenance, community activities and local business activation. Jackson Taylor, MLA for Bayswater, describes the investment as providing a “second lease of life” for Boronia. The injection is part of a $6 million investment in suburban and

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