GET YOUR SKATES ON! Brand new skate park for Tarneit pg10
5 CLICK AND COLLECT Waste collection online
6 BEHIND THE SCENES PARK UPGRADES Works underway
9 CHINESE NEW YEAR Year of the dog
Your Councillors Cr Peter Maynard (Mayor) Mayoral Portfolio: Growth and Transport Portfolio: Sports Development IRAMOO WARD 0429 087 527 email@example.com Cr Heather Marcus Portfolio: Environment and Sustainability IRAMOO WARD 0400 533 371 firstname.lastname@example.org Cr Mia Shaw Portfolio: Family Friendly City IRAMOO WARD 0429 675 298 email@example.com
MAYOR’S MESSAGE There are lots of great things happening in Wyndham over the next month. Now that Summer is well and truly upon us, Wyndham City has started upgrades on 45 local parks throughout our municipality. You’ll start to see a lot of changes at your local parks, including more trees and seating as part of the $1.3 million project. You can read more about these important upgrades and other ways Council is investing in our local infrastructure on pages 6 and 7 of Wyndham News. This month we will also have a very exciting visitor to Wyndham. The Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through our magnificent City, in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Local residents have been selected to carry the baton through Wyndham, so make sure you come along to witness this unique and exciting event on 13 February, 2018. This month will also mark the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Dog. The Point Cook Lunar New Year Festival will return and is a great opportunity to mark this time of year that is so important to many Wyndham residents. Check out more info on page 10. Thank you, Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Peter Maynard.
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Cr Kim McAliney Portfolio: Safer Communities HARRISON WARD 0429 943 623 email@example.com
THE future OF HOUSING
More than 250 residents have had their say on a strategy that will guide the future of housing development in Wyndham. The Wyndham Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy, which creates new zones for housing development and provides a 20-year plan to manage growth, will now be updated to reflect the views of the community. The Strategy proposes the introduction of three new residential zones as a way of managing growth and to ensure that development occurs in appropriate locations and provides guidance on keeping housing density at a suitable level. These zones also outline where development should not occur. Wyndham residents made more than 250 submissions on the Strategy, which will now be updated to reflect this feedback. A new version of the strategy will be prepared and presented to a Council meeting in mid-2018. www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/housing
YOUR GO TO FOR BUILDING SURVEYORS If you’re planning on building on your property, then be sure to check out the surveying services available through Wyndham City.
Legislation introduced in 2016 now requires owners or their agents, rather than builders, to appoint a building surveyor. Building surveyors are authorised to assess permit applications, issue building and occupancy permits on final inspections, and conduct mandatory building inspections. Wyndham Building Permits, run by Wyndham City, is a quality provider of building approval services and provides a prompt and reliable building permit and inspection service for property owners intending to build.
Wyndham Building Permits’ qualified and experienced building inspectors will undertake each mandatory building inspection throughout the project, liaise with supervisors and tradespeople, and issue directions where necessary. Whether your building project is straightforward or complex, consider Wyndham Building Permits. www.wyndham.vic.gov.au 9742 0716
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
CLICK and COLLECT Wyndham Cityâ€™s hard and green waste collections are going digital!
Set in the stunning surrounds of Werribee Park Mansion on Sunday 8 April, 2018, Fromage a Trois Cheese Festival will take you from farm gate to picnic blanket, with the best in artisan cheese and local produce. Meet the makers, sample their wares and pair those delicious cheeses with boutique wine, craft beer or cider for a leisurely picnic out on the lawn.
Residents can now use an online system to have their waste collected, which works on all devices, including computer, laptop, mobile phone or tablet.
Watch chefs and cheesemakers in action, enjoy the live music and indulge with your cheese-loving friends. Get in quick for first release tickets at $35 + booking fee. Ticket price includes samples and festival glass to keep.
The collections have proven popular, with more than 19,000
Clear Out THE HOUSE! POP UP DRIVE THRU RECYCLING DAY 24 MARCH 2018, WOOTEN ROAD RESERVE, TARNEIT 8am - 1.30pm series
Do you have a bunch of items you no longer use taking up space in your home? Wyndham City can help! The Pop Up Drive Thru Recycling Day is making a comeback, with residents able to drop off a range of items that are collecting dust around the home. Clothing, shoes, fashion accessories, towels, sheets, any electronic items with a cord, whitegoods, bicycles, furniture and homewares are among the items that can be dropped off.
bookings for hard and green waste collections made in Wyndham in 2017. Residents can now book the service on the website using the online form or by calling the customer service team on 9742 0777.
Support coming to Wyndham
BOOKINGS ARE TO BE MADE A WEEK BEFORE COLLECTION. www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/ bookhardwaste
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is coming to Wyndham! The NDIS is a new way of providing community inclusion and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. This support is available for people who are aged under 65 years.
Asbestos, chemicals, biological waste, sharps, fluorescent tubes, and smoke detectors are not accepted.
It is important to understand how you can access support from the NDIS. NDIS Information Sessions, forums and events will be available in Wyndham and across the Western metropolitan region.
A maximum of 15 items per household will be collected. This is a free event for Wyndham residents.
TWO INFORMATION SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN WYNDHAM IN THE COMING WEEKS, ON 20 FEBRUARY AND 1 MARCH AT THE WERRIBEE RACING CLUB.
All items will be donated to the West Welcome Wagon, local Mens Shed or will be recycled.
to check session times visit: http://bit.ly/2EE9Q41 RECYCLING
BUILDING A BETTER Wyndham TRUGANINA INTEGRATED FAMILY LEARNING CENTRE A brand new centre will be built at Mainview Boulevard in Truganina. With two new kinder rooms, consulting rooms and a community room, there is no doubt this community hub will be welcomed by the growing community in Truganina. The new centre will also feature maternal and child health services. Expected date of completion: September 2018
SOLDIERS RESERVE PAVILION Fresh new changerooms will soon be a feature at Soldiers Reserve in Werribee. Two new changerooms will bring the pavilion into the 21st century, servicing both men and women at the club. Expected date of completion: March 2018.
ROTHWELL AND FLINDERS STREETS, LITTLE RIVER
DID YOU KNOW? Wyndham City is spending a record $133.11 million this financial year to make our City a better place for us all to live, work and play. This includes funding for many major projects, but also some great grassroots projects too.
These two streets in Little River have been given a new lease on life. Rothwell Street has been reconstructed, while Flinders Street has been refreshed with an upgrade. Works are now complete.
Park upgrades CONSTRUCTION IS KICKING OFF THIS SUMMER ON THE UPGRADE OF 45 LOCAL PARKS ACROSS WYNDHAM.
Improved entry, gardens, picnic amenities, more trees and seating, pathways and fences are just some of the features of this $1.3 million project. Over the next four years, residents can expect better, safer and more welcoming parks. Upgrades will take place in Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee and Wyndham Vale. To check out when parks near you are getting an upgrade visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/
TALLIVER TERRACE PARK The construction of the $3.5 million Talliver Terrace Park is now complete! The 1.3 hectare park in Truganina is decked out with shelter, barbeque amenities, a netball space and basketball courts. It also features an exciting playground for the little ones. A 90 metre bridge over Skeleton Creek also connects people on the opposite side of the creek to the park.
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WYNDHAM CITY Happi Amos
In each edition of Wyndham News we’ve been giving you an insight into Wyndham City’s 12 Councillor Portfolios. CR MIA SHAW Family Friendly City Iramoo Ward’s Cr Mia Shaw leads the Family Friendly City portfolio
CR WALTER VILLAGONZALO Future Focused Economy
This portfolio focuses on supporting community health, wellbeing, active participation and volunteering in Wyndham.
Chaffey Ward’s Cr Walter Villagonzalo focuses on diversifying and growing Wyndham’s economy.
Through this portfolio Cr Shaw aims to make Wyndham a better place for all residents, regardless of their age, gender, cultural background or socio-economic status.
This portfolio places a spotlight on employment, industry attraction and business development, including the enabling of business start-ups.
Cr Shaw said it had been a busy 12 months for her portfolio.
“More and more Wyndham is becoming an attractive place for businesses to call home,” Cr Villagonzalo said.
“One of the main projects we’ve been working on is the development of the Wyndham Family Friendly Charter – a first of its kind for Local Government,” Cr Shaw said. “This document is being developed in consultation with members of our community, outlining our vision for what being a Family Friendly City actually means.” Recently Cr Shaw helped launch Wyndham’s I Love Kinder campaign, urging the Federal Government to commit to funding their fair share of funding to kindergarten beyond 2018.
“Over the past twelve months Council has approved commercial and industrial planning applications that exceed a total value of $375million.”
“We have also welcomed a number of major industrial distribution centres to Wyndham.”
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Happi Amos is a maternal child health nurse at Truganina East Maternal and Child Health. She shares what she does each day, and what she loves most about her work.
and development, infant and child nutrition, immunisations, relationships and connecting families to local support services. We help families with their children from birth to about five, respecting culture and diversity.
milestones. If families need extra assistance or medical attention, then we refer them to GPs or specialists to get the help they need. It is our role and responsibility to promote family centres to families.
What is your favourite part about the job?
Can you share a story of a time where you’ve felt that you made a difference in somebody’s life?
Tell me a bit about your job.
Making sure parents and their children are healthy and reaching their developmental milestones. Also making sure all new parents are aware of the service Council provides.
I’m a maternal child health nurse, which means I help mothers and families with the transition into parenthood. Maternal child health nurses assist mothers with breastfeeding, child health
With almost 90 babies born a week in Wyndham, it is an essential service to help parents ensure their babies are meeting their developmental
Why is this work important?
“Small businesses have also been assisted through the rollout of a robust business training calendar and Council’s ongoing industry engagement program.” “In 2017 we finalised the Economic Growth Strategy, identifying the challenges and opportunities in developing the future economy, attracting new investment, retaining and growing existing business and developing the education skills of our local workforce.” www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/yourcouncil
Maternal Child Health Nurse
I speak two languages, as well as Pidgin English. I remember I once had a client who was agitated and restless due to unsettling baby and feeding issues. I could use my Pidgin English to communicate with her and calm her down. She went home happy, feeling that I understood her problem.
A community-led pop up park will be popping up in Point Cook this month. The brainchild of two Point Cook residents in 2017, wanting to bring people together while boosting the local economy, the dream is coming to fruition. Now, with support from local volunteers, businesses and other stakeholders, the pop up park is becoming a reality.
POINT COOK TOWN CENTRE Murnong Street Late February – Easter
The brains behind the park are still on the hunt for assistance from the community. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook.com/groups/PCPOPUP
The regional level skate park will officially open with a bunch of fun competitions. Keen skaters can participate in four different competitions (12 and under, 16 and under, and male and female opens). Those who are a bit handy on a BMX can put their skills to the test in either the 14 and under or 15 and over competitions. If the scooter is your choice of wheels, the 14 and under or 15 and under comp is the place you need to be. The park also features playgrounds, exercise zones, grass, gardens, trees, and sheltered and barbecue areas.
Get your SKATES ON skate park open day HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!
It’s the year of the dog! Celebrate at the Point Cook Lunar New Year Festival, returning in 2018.
CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF THE $4 MILLION PARK
Christmas in Werribee
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017
Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Peter Maynard, and Deakin University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Wyndham Civic Centre.
See the Library Event Calendar for more details. Bookings required.
Barbecue, live music, face painting and competitions.
Cost: FREE Time: 7pm - 8.30pm Contact: 8734 2600 www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries Where: Plaza Library
Back to School, TAFE and University
CELEBRATE ALL THINGS MULTICULTURAL AND CELEBRATE
THE YEAR OF THE DOG 24 FEBRUARY, 2018 FROM NOON UNTIL 9.30PM.
Held at the Point Cook Town Centre, there will be all day live performances from more than 35 different groups, including Tai Chi, Taekwondo, hip-hop and Bollywood. Traditional dances from China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines will also be headline acts, along with a cultural fashion parade. Other highlights include the decorative costume display, face painting, jumping castles, lantern making, Chinese calligraphy and more.
Werribee City Centre was transformed into a festive wonderland in December, with a Christmas Tree at Station Place at the heart of the City’s community celebrations. Santa and his little helpers also dropped by every Saturday so the kids could deliver their wish list in person.
RED | redux December 2017
Wyndham City joined forces with local artist collective RedWest in December to present a program of playful installations, interactive artworks and performances all inspired by the colour red.
SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2018 11AM-5PM
Delicious food will be on offer from local restaurants, food stalls and food trucks. The excitement will wrap up with a spectacular display of fireworks in the evening.
OUT & ABOUT
The redevelopment of Tarneit’s Baden Powell Drive Reserve has wrapped up, and the final product is something for everybody to be proud of!
AUTHOR TALK: Les Twentyman
The Mouth that Roared Thursday 8 February Come and join one of Australia’s best-known youth outreach workers and social campaigners, Les Twentyman as he talks about his book The Mouth That Roared.
Head back to school with extra help from your local library! Find information for assignments using our free online resources and databases. Come and use our study spaces and have access to our extensive range of learning resources. We also have books and other items for parents of children with special needs. For more information, contact your local library. www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/ libraries
Facing VCE: Teen Mental Health Workshop Wednesday 21 February Are your teens about to embark on the final years of secondary school? Encourage them to join Kim from Headspace in this interactive workshop and pick up tips on how to face the mental health challenges that come with VCE. We’ll be looking at stress triggers with schoolwork, strategies for managing common pressures, and types of help available. Snacks provided. Bookings required. Cost: FREE Time: 4pm – 5pm Contact: 9734 2600 Where: Plaza Library
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Understanding and Responding to Anger in Children and Teenagers
Manor Lakes Wyndham Rotary Fun Run / Walk
This session is back by popular demand. Discover what is going on when a child or teenager is angry and learn important strategies to help support them and yourself in conflict situations. Bookings required.
Take part in the 5 or 10km run or the 4 or 8km walk and raise funds for the critical care unit at the Werribee Mercy Hospital. Dress your little ones as superheroes in the 1500m and 400m events. Register as a team or individual. FREE t-shirt for the first 500 people!
WYNDHAM CITY Thursday 22 February, 2018
Cost: Free Time: 6.45pm – 8:00pm Contact: 8734 0200 Where: Julia Gillard Library, Tarneit
Wyndham Volunteer Expo
Friday 23 February, 2018
‘Live it up’ with the legendary pop pioneers Mental as Anything! Don’t miss this huge, final show in the Friday Night Live series! Cost: FREE Time: 5pm - 10pm Contact: 9742 0777 Where: Pop up Park, Station Place, Werribee City Centre
Celebrate with Judy Horacek Children aged up to 5 are invited to join illustrator and writer Judy Horacek at Plaza Library to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of our 1000 Books Before School campaign. Bookings required. For more information or to make a booking see the Library Event Calendar. Cost: Free Time: 10.30am – 11.30am Contact: 9748 9333 Where: Plaza Library
Wyndham Civic Centre 45 Princes Highway Werribee (PO Box 197) Vic 3030
Sunday 4 March, 2018
Cost: Various Time: 8am - 10am Contact: Max Coster, 0409 177 461 or email email@example.com Where: Chirnside Park
Mental as Anything
Wednesday 28 February, 2018
Thursday 8 March, 2018
Come along and discover volunteer opportunities and meet local community groups in your area. Millions of people volunteer in Australia every year. Research shows that volunteers are happier and live longer. Cost: FREE Time: 12pm – 7pm Contact: 9398 1233 Where: Tarneit Community Learning Centre, 150 Sunset Views Blvd, Tarneit.
Wyndham City is giving away a double pass to Fromage a Trois Cheese Festival! For your chance to win, simply tell us: How much did Wyndham City spend on building Baden Powell Drive Reserve? To submit your entry, visit: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/competitions Competition closes: 5pm Wednesday, 28 February, 2018. The winner will be the first randomly selected correct entry submitted. Competition will be drawn 2/3/18. The winner will be notified by phone and email.
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Published on Jan 29, 2018