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Apr - May 2013

Wyndham

RELAY FOR LIFE

The face of the future

fundraiser

Wyndham Leisure and Events Centre redevelopment

FIX Dohertys Campaign Launch

Point Cook Community

Transport Service

Discover Your Own Backyard

ready for passengers

and win great prizes

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Mayor’s Message

Your Councillors Cr Heather Marcus (Mayor)

Iramoo Ward M: 0400 533 371 E: heather.marcus@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Cr Peter Gibbons

Iramoo Ward M: 0407 153 224 E: peter.gibbons@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Cr Peter Maynard

Iramoo Ward M: 0412 382 069 E: peter.maynard@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Cr Bob Fairclough

Wyndham’s CEO Kerry Thompson and I recently returned from Canberra where we were among a delegation of members from Councils across Melbourne’s western suburbs advocating the needs of the region to members of the Federal Government and the Coalition. We held discussions with both sides of politics including Prime Minister and Federal Member for Lalor Julia Gillard and senior Government MPs.

Harrison Ward M: 0409 408 449 E: bob.fairclough@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Cr Glenn Goodfellow

Harrison Ward M: 0429 959 941 E: glenn.goodfellow@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Cr Adele Hegedich

Harrison Ward M: 0404 293 470 E: adele.hegedich@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Cr Intaj Khan

The two-day visit on Wednesday, 20th March and Thursday, 21st March, was led by western suburbs lobby group LeadWest, and also included the Mayors and CEO’s of Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley, Melton, Brimbank and Hobsons Bay.

Harrison Ward M: 0408 564 439 E: intaj.khan@wyndham.vic.gov.au

We made it clear that as the fastest growing municipality in Australia, Wyndham urgently requires more investment in roads, schools, hospitals, community and sporting facilities.

Chaffey Ward M: 0400 659 396 E: shane.bourke@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Melbourne’s West is a major engine room for economic growth in this country, but our potential is constrained by our lack of infrastructure. We hope our discussions with the Federal Government and the Coalition will make them aware of the importance of greater investment in Wyndham and Melbourne’s West. We will continue to strongly advocate our needs to make sure our voice is heard by those in power. Wyndham City Mayor, Heather Marcus

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Cr Shane Bourke

Cr Marie Brittan (Deputy Mayor)

Chaffey Ward M: 0408 303 163 E: marie.brittan@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Cr John Gibbons

Chaffey Ward M: 0428 995 849 E: john.gibbons@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Cr Gautam Gupta

Chaffey Ward M: 0413 211 534 E: gautam.gupta@wyndham.vic.gov.au Sumo Laser is an environmental responsible paper manufactured under the environmental management system ISO 14001 using Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) pulp sourced from certified well managed forests. Sumo Laser is FSC Mixed Sources Chain of Custody (CoC) certified.


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Advocating For Wyndham

Campaign Launch

Wyndham City and the Wyndham Industrial Liaison Development (WILD) Committee joined forces to launch a major campaign to lobby the State Government to urgently Fix Dohertys Road. Join the campaign to call for this singlelane route through the rapidly expanding Laverton North industrial precinct to be duplicated from Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade and for improvements the Hume Road and Cherry Lane intersections.

WILD Committee Chairman Mick O’Donnell said the group has been lobbying to Fix Dohertys Road for 20 years.

“Dohertys Road is a major arterial road for this area, but it’s an old road, designed and constructed more than 30 years ago.” Mick O’Donnell

With the highest commercial freight density in Australia, the precinct includes an estimated 460 businesses and employs more than 30,000 full and part-time employees.

“The intersections with Hume Road and Cherry Lane are both very dangerous. The long delay for vehicles using these intersections makes drivers impatient which, in many cases, has ended up in serious accidents, and over time, deaths.”

The frequency of reported collisions at the intersections along Dohertys Road appears to be increasing. Traffic volumes around these intersections have increased significantly and, as a result, many motorists now take greater risks.

For more information visit www.fixdohertysrd.com.au phone Mick O’Donnell on 9282 1290 or Wyndham City on 9742 0777 or visit www. wyndham.vic.gov.au www.facebook.com/wyndhamcityliving


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Developing Wyndham

The face of the future Wyndham Leisure and Events Centre redevelopment Temporary gym now open A new state-of-the art gym is now available at Wyndham Leisure and Events Centre (WLEC) and will remain open for the duration of the redevelopment. This is a high quality gym space with dedicated cardio and stretch areas, rubber flooring in the weights area, a new reception area and air conditioning and wall mounted fans. Gym memberships are available and provide unlimited access to gym facilities at WLEC and WOOP for the duration of the redevelopment. WLEC aquatics are expected to close on Sunday 14th April, pending a decision by Council in March, so Werribee Outdoor Olympic Pool (WOOP) will be open during the redevelopment. Once finished, the redeveloped WLEC will have an expanded Aquatic and Leisure Centre, a new 50-metre pool, Victoria’s two largest waterslides, revamped Events Centre, large forecourt and piazza space and a reconfigured car park with additional spaces. With the rapid growth of Wyndham’s population, the redevelopment of WLEC will be critical to cater for our future needs and we appreciate your patience and understanding while we undertake this very exciting project. For more information phone Wyndham City on 9742 0777 or visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/WLEC

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Funding for Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre redevelopment The $45 million redevelopment of the Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre has moved a step closer with the announcement of $650,000 in funding from the State Government. The redevelopment plans will expand the number of indoor courts from 6 to 11 and add a show court with seating for around 3000 spectators. It will also include an expanded gym and fitness complex, a new foyer and entrance, function rooms, a new café with indoor and outdoor seating and provisions for national level facilities for sport including basketball, netball, badminton, table tennis and volleyball. Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty and Liberal Member for Western Metropolitan Region Andrew Elsbury said the redeveloped Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre would better serve the needs of Wyndham’s sporting clubs, associations and schools. “The centre’s easy access from Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat will give it the capacity to host state and regional competitions and events,” Mr Delahunty said. “Sporting facilities are important community assets and provide a social hub, particularly in growing areas like Werribee.” For more information visit: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/ residents/community/wsfc


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Wyndham City Libraries

there’s so much

to discover

Libraries in Wyndham

If you haven’t been to one of Wyndham City’s Libraries lately, you don’t know what you’re missing. Wyndham City Libraries are home to more than 243,000 items including books, magazines, audio books, language kits, videos, DVD’s, CDs, sheet music and large print books so there’s bound to be something for everyone. You can read for pleasure or study, look for jobs, or learn a new skill with the help of our expert library staff. Connect to the digital world using our public access computers and free Wi-Fi, attend a computer class, access a range of online resources for school assignments, learn a language or trace your family tree. They also offer a wide range of programs and events from talks from best-selling authors including Jodi Picoult, John Marsden and Andy Griffiths, to an incredible line-up of children’s entertainment including the popular Pre-School Storytime, Rhyme Time for children aged up to three, junior book clubs, School Holiday Activities, a Senior Computer Club, family history tours and a home delivery service for those unable to visit due to frailty, disability or illness.

But, that’s just the beginning...

In 2012, Wyndham City Libraries began an e-audiobook service that enables vision impaired library customers to borrow e-audiobooks and is the first public library service outside the United States to offer the AXIS 360 Baker and Taylor e-book platform. Wyndham City Libraries Manager Rhonda Rathjen said libraries have come a long way since the days of the old card borrowing system. Library patrons can now borrow items at one of the many electronic self-loan stations.

“Some people can’t afford a computer, so libraries are a critical resource. People can visit one of our branches and do research for a school project, update their resume and search for jobs and just keep connected with the outside world.” “We also have an online library, where people can browse the catalogue, reserve items and search through our online tutors, databases, journals and reference books – the opportunities are endless.”

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Wyndham City Libraries operate four branches: Heaths Road Library, CBD Library, Point Cook Library and Wyndham Vale Library. Membership is free and you can also join the library Facebook page for regular updates. For more information on Wyndham City Libraries including how to join and the online catalogue visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au

Self-loan stations have provided library staff with more time to come out from behind the desk and attend to customer’s needs. “Libraries used to be a place where people would come in, borrow a book and leave. Libraries are now able to fulfil the social, cultural and learning needs of people at any stage of their life from toddlers to senior citizens - they’re places of lifelong learning,” Ms Rathjen said.

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Help Shape This Year’s Wyndham Seniors Festival

Wyndham City Living

Submit your ideas for events for the Victorian Seniors Festival from Sunday, 6th to Sunday, 13th October.

Change to Animal Registration fees Cat and dog owners in Wyndham City registering their pet for the first time have until Wednesday, 10th April to receive a registration discount for microchipping their animal. As a result of changes to the Domestic Animals Act 1994, a new fee schedule for pet registration is due to come into force across Victoria on Thursday, 11th April 2013 and dog and cat owners will no longer receive a discount on their registration for having their animal microchipped. Pet owners will only receive a discount if their animal has been desexed, is over 10 years of age, belongs to a domestic animal business or applicable organisation, or if their dog has undergone training or is a working dog. Animals not meeting any of these criteria will attract the full registration fee.

The festival recognises the inspiring contributions made by older Victorians and Wyndham City is offering funding to support innovative, inclusive community events or ideas that reduce social isolation and are open to everybody. Any community group, individual or group of individuals, business, sporting club, school or education facilities are Wyndham is eligible to apply. You might want to host a community barbecue, afternoon tea or a musical performance. The Seniors Festival, along with Meals on Wheels, Planned Activity Groups and Lunch with the Bunch, are just some of the ways Wyndham City helps to provide older residents with social interaction and to keep them fit and healthy.

The changes to the Act will only affect new pet registrations. Owners of microchipped animals who register their pets before Thursday, 11th April will continue to receive a discount on their registration fees for the life of the animal. Dogs or cats over three years must be registered with Wyndham City and this registration renewed by 10th April each year. For more information phone the Department of Primary Industries Customer Service Centre on 136 186, visit the DPI website www.dpi.vic.gov.au/animalwelfare or phone Wyndham City on 9742 0777 or visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au

Successful applicants will receive funding or part funding and support from Wyndham City’s Positive Ageing and Disability Community Development Officer. Submissions must be received by Friday, 31st May. Application forms are available by phoning Amanda Burns on (03) 9742 0833 or amanda.burns@wyndham.vic.gov.au For more information visit www.wyndham.vic.gov. au/residents/community/ seniorsfestivalexpressionofinterest


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Celebrate our community champions nominated. To be eligible for Citizen of the Year, the nominee must be a Permanent Australian Resident or an Australian Citizen. Nominees for the Young Volunteer of the Year Award must be aged between 12 and 25. The Citizen of the Year will receive a commemorative medallion, a trophy, their name engraved on Wyndham City’s Citizen of the Year honour board and a $500 donation to the charity or not-for-profit organisation of their choice. Nominations can be made at www. wyndham.vic.gov.au/cvawards or by picking up a nomination form at the Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway Werribee.

Everybody knows someone who dedicates countless hours of their time, week after week, year after year, to help make Wyndham a better place. Nominations are open for Wyndham City’s Community Volunteer Awards, which recognise the efforts of people who have made a significant contribution to our municipality, either over the past 12 months, or over a number of years. Awards will be presented for Community Engagement, Community Health and

Wellbeing, Culture, Arts and Tourism, Environment and Sustainability, Sports and Recreation and Young Volunteer of the Year. Winners will receive a trophy, a $100 charity donation and go into the running to be named Wyndham’s Citizen of the Year, decided by an independent judging panel and announced at a gala dinner on Tuesday, 4th June. Nominees must be Wyndham residents and a volunteer or unpaid for the contribution for which they are being

ALL ABOARD

Point Cook Community Bus ready for passengers If you’re a Point Cook resident aged over 65 or living with a disability, there’s a new way to get around town.

Booking the bus is as simple as calling ahead and arranging pick-up and drop-off points. Register for the service and book the bus the day prior – all for a gold coin donation.

Nominations close Early April. For more information phone Wyndham City’s Events Team on 9742 0777 or visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au

National Volunteer Week Did you know more than 6 million Australians volunteer? Wyndham City is proud of the local residents who contribute their time to other residents and the wider community. Volunteers play a vital role in the community and many organisations would fail to survive without the support of their volunteers. National Volunteer Week (13th to 19th May 2013) is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, providing a platform to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say ‘thank you’.

A community bus can now take you to your essential appointments, shopping and social activities. The initiative, supported by Point Cook Community Branch of Bendigo Bank, Wyndham City, the Victorian Government and Jamieson Way Community Centre, offers an alternative for residents who may be isolated or unable to access private or public transport.

Community Volunteer Awards

The 12-seater mini bus has wheelchair access, is operated by LINK Community Transport and driven by trained volunteers. To find out more or register for the service phone (03) 8353 4006 or email jroberston@ct.org.au

Wyndham City offers a diverse range of volunteer opportunities to suit all interests. For more information phone Wyndham City’s Volunteer Recruitment Officer, Sally Cooke on 9742 8138 or visit www.wyndham. vic.gov.au/volunteering

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Get to know your councillors Cr Glenn Goodfellow

Harrison Ward Cr Adele Hegedich

Harrison Ward Councillor Glenn Goodfellow was born in Footscray and grew up in Hoppers Crossing. He was educated at MacKillop College and has a Diploma in Business Management and Marketing as well as Workplace Training and Assessment. Cr Goodfellow worked in the financial sector as a Paraplanner and Superannuation Officer before joining his wife’s family businesses in Tarneit as Marketing Manager. Cr Goodfellow is married to Colleen and is a father of two girls. He is a council representative on committees including the Metropolitan Transport Forum and Yerambooee Community Centre.

Harrison Ward Councillor Adele Hegedich and husband Richard live Werribee and operate a law practice in Point Cook. Cr Hegedich has lived in the Wyndham City for over 28 years. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws before completing a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Leo Cussens and was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court in 2010. Cr Hegedich also has a Bachelor of Business (Commercial Law) from Victoria University. She is a council representative on committees including the Australian Local Government Women’s Association, Weerama Festival and the Riverbank Promenade Project Steering Committee.

Aside from your responsibilities as a Councillor, what other community causes are you involved in? I’m a volunteer firefighter with the Truganina CFA and a member of a group of firefighters, police and Coast Guard members which raises funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital. I am also involved in my local church group and in establishment of a new local theatre group.

Aside from your responsibilities as a Councillor, what other community causes are you involved in? I’m currently working with small businesses in the local area to establish networking opportunities and help them grow.

You’re at a dinner party where no one knows anything about Wyndham. How do you describe Wyndham in one sentence? Full of wonderful surprises.

You’re at a dinner party where no one knows anything about Wyndham. How do you describe it in one sentence? A gift from the past, a present to the future.

Fast forward to 2016, what will be this Council’s greatest legacy? Continuing the work and building the foundations laid by the pervious council to ensure the needs of the community are met.

Fast forward to 2016, what will be this Council’s biggest legacy? By 2016, I hope we will have taken major steps to provide the required infrastructure needed to accommodate Wyndham’s significant population growth.

What’s your signature dish? Barbecued fish with salad topped with a honey soy dressing.

What’s your signature dish? Home-made pizza with fresh garden basil.

Describe your typical Saturday morning? There’s no sleep when you have kids, so I’ll wake up at 6.30am, make breakfast and read the paper. Then, it could be playing with my children or heading to the shops with the family and a coffee with my wife before reading Council documents and doing chores around the house. I’ll also be on standby for CFA duties.

Describe your typical Saturday morning? Sleep in then brunch out somewhere with my husband Richard and step-daughter Antoinette, before we either go shopping or catch up with family or friends.

Business Matters

Business Networking has moved online at Wyndham City

Wyndham City has developed an online networking and information group on LinkedIn, called ‘Business Matters in Wyndham’ and would like to invite the local business community to join. LinkedIn is an online networking platform specifically for businesses and professionals, and you can join free at www.linkedin.com More than 175 million professionals use LinkedIn to: • Exchange information, ideas and opportunities • Stay informed about your contacts and industry • Find the people and knowledge you need to achieve your goals • Control your professional identity online. For more information phone Wyndham City’s Economic Development Department on 9742 0788 or e-mail business@wyndham.vic.gov.au Visit www.www.linkedin.com and search for business matters in Wyndham


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Cr Bob Fairclough

Cr Intaj Khan

Cr Fairclough has been married for 41 years to Denise and has two children, Anna and Jason. He is currently an adjunct Professor in the Department of Innovation and Sustainability at Victoria University. Since arriving in Wyndham from New Zealand in 1984, Cr Fairclough has has strongly supported advocacy campaigns to both state and federal government seeking additional support for services and facilities for our families, our children, young people and our senior citizens. Cr Fairclough is a council representative on committees including LeadWest, the 80 Derrimut Road - Site Optimisation Project and the Metropolitan Waste Management Group - Metropolitan Local Government Waste Forum.

Cr Khan is married with five children and lives in Truganina. He is CEO of Western Technology and during his time in Wyndham has been actively involved in many community groups including kindergarten committees, multicultural groups and the Australian Council of Education Providers. Cr Khan is particularly interested in improving Wyndham’s transport services and the growth of community and social facilities in Point Cook. He is a council representative on committees including the Refuse Disposal Facility Advisory Committee, the Victorian Local Governance Association and the Youth Task Force.

Aside from your responsibilities as a Councillor, what other community causes are you involved in? I am the President of the Werribee Environmental Community Garden committee which has played a major role in establishing Wyndham’s first community garden. I have been a member of Werribee Mercy Hospital’s advisory committee for 15 years and also co-ordinate two diabetes support groups. You’re at a dinner party where no one knows anything about Wyndham. How do you describe it in one sentence? A vibrant and friendly city with iconic tourist attractions, but one which is currently lacking infrastructure to keep pace with population growth. Fast forward to 2016, what will be this Council’s biggest legacy? Lobbying the state and federal Governments to improve Wyndham’s public transport, infrastructure, reduce traffic congestion and provide additional community facilities for our residents.

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Aside from your responsibilities as a Councillor, what other community causes are you involved in? I am the president of the Australian Indian business council of Victoria and a member of the Cosra committee. I also have a major role in encouraging local businesses to establish themselves in the western suburbs and I am pushing for the duplication of Point Cook Road. You’re at a dinner party where no one knows anything about Wyndham. How do you describe it in one sentence? Wyndham is the capital of Melbourne’s west, but we need more infrastructure to cater for our growing population. Fast forward to 2016, what will be this Council’s biggest legacy? A council which supported the construction of the Werribee Marina and strongly advocated the state government for infrastructure including better roads, public transport and better educational training centres.

What’s your signature dish? Pan-fried Salmon and Greek Salad.

What’s your signature dish? Baked falafel with roasted eggplant salad.

Describe your typical Saturday morning? Enjoying a cooked breakfast and reading the papers before taking part in community activities.

Describe your typical Saturday morning? Enjoying spending time with family, reading the Financial Review and preparing for council meetings.

Youth in Wyndham

Wyndham Youth Service Directory now online Developed in consultation with local service providers, schools and young people, the Wyndham Youth Service Directory includes information on how to get in contact with each service, what it provides, its location and cost.

Wyndham City has launched a new website which provides young people, parents, carers and education providers with up-to-date information about the range of services available in Wyndham.

The directory was funded as part of the Access and Service Coordination Project through the Department of Education and Childhood Development’s Youth Partnerships initiative, which aims to improve information accessibility and service access for local young people. The directory has information on creating a healthy body image, individual rights and

the law, a guide to creating a resume and job application letters, budgeting templates, cyber safety tips, building strong family connections, financial management and mental health plus an emergency section for young people in crisis. Visit the directory at http://youth.wyndham. vic.gov.au/ysd

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Discover Your Own Backyard

and win great prizes

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the amazing sights, sounds, natural attractions and world-class experiences on offer right here in Wyndham. The Discover Your Own Backyard campaign makes locals aware of the amazing and world-class attractions and activities on offer in our community and encourages residents to visit and to take their family and friends. Our world-class Tourism Precinct at Werribee Park is home to the Werribee Park Mansion, the Werribee Open Range Zoo, the Victorian State Rose Garden, the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre and the Werribee Park Golf Club. Then there are unique natural attractions including the stunning Werribee River, the majestical K Road Cliffs, the Werribee South Foreshore, the Point Cook Nature Park and Point Cook Marine Sanctuary. Wyndham also offers some of the best dining experiences in Melbourne and an exciting line-up of major events including Legends on the Lawn at Werribee Park and the Harvest Festival plus some of Australia’s best theatre at the Wyndham Cultural Centre and the magic of the Wyndham Art Gallery. The Discover Your Own Backyard competition is open to anyone who lives, works or plays in Wyndham. To go into the draw to win the ultimate Wyndham tourism package submit an image of your favourite Wyndham experience to wyndham@dyob.com.au and include your name, contact details, location of the photo and the suburb where the photo was taken. First prize includes a Werribee Mansion Hotel and Spa Indulgence Package, a double pass to the Slumber Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo, six bottles of wine from Shadowfax Winery, a double theatre pass to the Wyndham Cultural Centre and a family pass to Werribee Park Mansion. For more information visit the Werribee Visitor Information Centre at the Wyndham Cultural Centre at 177 Watton Street, Werribee or e-mail tourism@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Art at its best

new Wyndham Art Gallery will feature two exciting res explo ’ ‘Land hs. mont g exhibitions in the comin both European and Indigenous perspectives of run viewing and representing the landscape and will s work of ition exhib An from 20th March to 28th April. Jan tor sculp and rell Cotte Scot by digital media artist held Flook centred around the theme of ‘Light ’ will be from 15th May to 23rd June.

floor of the Wyndham Cultural Centre, The Wyndham Art Gallery is located on the first from 9am to 5pm. 177 Watton Street, Werribee and is open daily

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Healthy & Active in Wyndham

WYNDHAM RELAY FOR LIFE

Join a Community Kitchen The fresh,

healthy approach to cooking

Want to learn how to cook tasty, healthy meals while socialising and making new friends? Wyndham City’s Community Kitchens are a group of six to eight people who come together regularly and learn to whip up affordable and wholesome meals in local venues such as community centres, halls, schools and churches - anywhere with a kitchen.

Relay For Life is a fun, outdoor overnight fundraising event that brings communities around Australia together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have battled cancer. Teams take turns to walk or run around a track while enjoying entertainment, activities and moving ceremonies. Wyndham City is a proud supporter of this year’s Relay for Life and will again have a team of staff members taking part in the event. Wyndham CEO Kerry Thompson said it was one of the municipality’s leading fundraisers. “Every year around Australia, Relay for Life raises millions of dollars for research into treating, preventing and finding a cure for cancer,” Ms Thompson said.

“Wyndham City is delighted to support the hard work of the community and Wyndham Relay For Life organising committee. I would encourage residents, community groups and businesses to join in the fight against cancer by either taking part in the relay or donating to one of the teams.” “Every donation, no matter how big or small goes towards funding cancer research.” Time: From midday Saturday, 20th April to midday Sunday, 21st April Cost: $20 which includes a polo shirt Where: Victoria University, Hoppers Lane, Werribee. Contact: 1300 65 65 85 or visit www.relayforlife.org.au

The program has been highly successful with over 100 community kitchens in Victoria, including at Iramoo Community Centre in Wyndham Vale, where members meet every Monday fortnight from 10:00am to 12.30pm. Anyone can form or join a Community Kitchen and one or two members can become facilitators and receive training on safe food handling, healthy eating, budgeting and support from a dietician. Good nutrition lowers the risk of chronic diseases and healthy eating can help achieve and maintain a healthy weight and improve the general wellbeing of people with illnesses such as diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure. For more information phone Sarina Lococo from Wyndham City’s Healthy Communities team on 8734 5488 or e-mail sarina.lococo@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Sustainability in Wyndham

Free e-waste disposal in Wyndham

Now there’s an easy, free way to dispose of unwanted electronic goods such as computers, televisions and video recorders. Wyndham City has joined forces with TechCollect to establish a free e-waste recycling drop off point for residents and small businesses. Many electronic products contain finite resources such as gold, copper and silver,

but also materials which are toxic to the environment including high levels of lead and mercury. Items which ARE ACCEPTED include: • Televisions • Personal computers including laptops, notebooks, palmtops and tablets • Computer monitors • Parts for personal computers such as internal hard drives, DVD and CD drives • Computer peripherals such as keyboards, joysticks, scanners, web cameras • Printers. Items which ARE NOT ACCEPTED include: • Mobile phones • Game consoles • Video recorders • DVD players • Radios/stereos • Power tools • Appliances/microwaves.

The service is located at the Refuse Disposal Facility, Wests Road, Werribee. Operating hours are Weekdays 8am-4pm and Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 8.30am-4pm. The RDF is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday. Heavily damaged or dismantled equipment may not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the owner to delete any data from electronic devices prior to disposal. For more information phone Tech Collect on 1300 229 837, Wyndham City on 9742 0777 or visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au

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What’s

On in Wyndham Experience Wyndham

360 ALLSTARS

Boxman

Monday, 15th April – Wednesday, 17th April

Wednesday, 24th April

A powerful, critically acclaimed new Australian play, Boxman is a one man show written by Daniel Keene and directed by Matt Scholten with the extraordinary African actor Terry Yeboah performing. Boxman continues the respected and prolific collaboration of Daniel Keene and Matt Scholten that began in 2008 and continues to flourish in Melbourne’s West.

ONYX PRODUCTIONS presents

THE CIRCUS HAS BEEN REINVENTED

Meet Ringo, homeowner and survivor. Displaced from an African homeland and disconnected from this new one, come spend some time with him at his new address in a local park; a home he has made from the things most of us throw away without a second thought.

360 ALLSTARS reinvents the traditional circus by presenting contemporary performance styles instead of conventional circus art forms. Replace acrobats with breakdancers, substitute a basketball freestyler in place ofSHOW a juggler, swap the unicyclist for a BMX DATES: flatlander and throw in a Roue Cyr artist and you get an exhilarating circus performance! APRIL AT 7:00PM With live looping, plus music from musician Gene Peterson, 360 ALLSTARS is as aurally FEATURING: • Basketballman • Peter Sore BMX Flatlander • Bboy Physics Bboy World Champion • Rhys Miller Roue • Bboy Leerokastounding. Breakdancing • Sam Perry Live Looping exciting as Cyr it artist is visually • Gene Peterson International drummer

MON 15 - WED 17

$10

Wyndham7pm Cultural Centre Time: BOX OFFICE PH: BOOK ONLINE AT: Cost: Concession/under 28 $18, 8734 Adults 6000 $25, wyncc.com.au Student/Youth/Under 23 $10. Where: Wyndham Cultural Centre, 177 Watton Street, Werribee. Tickets: available from Box Office 8734 6000 or at www.wyncc.com.au

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Meet the Author: John Marsden Wednesday, 24th April

Popular Australian author John Marsden will be visiting Plaza Library! John Marsden is an award-winning author whose international bestsellers include Tomorrow, When the War Began and The Ellie Chronicles. John has published over 30 books including fiction and non-fiction for children, young adults and adults. He also founded the Candlebark School in Victoria. John will be available for book signings. Suitable for ages 12-19. Time: 4-5.30pm Cost: Free Where: Werribee Plaza Library, Crn Heaths and Derrimut roads, Hoppers Crossing.

Time: 8pm Cost: Adults $39, Concession $35, Student/ under 18 $15 Where: Wyndham Cultural Centre, 177 Watton Street, Werribee. Tickets: available from Box Office 8734 6000 or at www.wyncc.com.au

tickets for student, youth & U23

Friends of Skeleton Creek Working Bee and Walk Sunday, 28th April

The Friends of Skeleton Creek work in both Hobsons Bay and Wyndham. They advocate to local Government, Melbourne Water and developers and have educated the growing population about why the Creek is important to the local community. They usually meet on the last Sunday of the month. Join them as they work to make improvements along the Creek. Time: 1-3pm Cost: Free Where: Bromage Close, Hoppers Crossing (Melway Ref: 203 B11). Email: friendsofskeletoncrk@gmail.com

Werribee Park Craft Market Saturday, 11th May

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Wyndham Pet Expo Sunday, 28th April

Does one of your family members have feathers, fur, scales or hide? Don’t miss the annual Wyndham Pet Expo. Owners of all creatures great and small are invited along for tips and advice from the experts. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to see, ask questions, research, gather information and experience everything associated with pets. From dog obedience to exotic cat displays and educational seminars to competitions and a large number of exhibitors showcasing the latest pet products and services to satisfy the fussiest pet owners. There’s sure to be something for everything with plenty of children’s activities including a jumping castle and animal farm. Time: 10am – 3pm Cost: Free Where: Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee. For more information phone Wyndham City’s Major Events Team on 9742 0284 or visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/petexpo

A marvellous variety of food, a relaxed atmosphere and a wide selection of high quality crafts and produce combine to make a market you’ll want to keep coming back to. The market will be located just outside the main entry to the Werribee Mansion and adjacent to the Victoria State Rose Garden, close to excellent public amenities including shelters, toilets and barbecue facilities. Time: 8am - 1pm Cost: Free - car parking $3 Where: Werribee Park Mansion, 306 K Road, Werribee South. Phone: Craft Markets Australia on 5976 3266 or visit www.craftmarkets.com.au

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Wyndham News April-May 2013  

Wyndham News is a community newsletter that is distributed to all households in Wyndham on a bi-monthly basis.

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