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Funding shortfall worries for Neighbourhood Houses

Neighbourhood Houses such as the ones in Goonawarra and Sunbury (pictured) are under financial pressure and may be forced to cut back services unless they get a funding...

Ross Wilson. Musician and singer Daddy Cool.

Festival ’24 headliners named

A list of iconic performers who appeared at the Sunbury Rock Festivals in the seventies have been booked to appear at a commemorative event in April…

The NAB Bank, Brook St. Closed until further notice. Photos / Sunbury Life.

Mystery ‘temporary’ closure of NAB bank

Mystery surrounds the ‘temporary’ closure of the NAB bank in Brook St. Not helping its customers is the fact the branch’s automatic teller machine is faulty – leaving...

Cllr Jarrod Bell speaks at Hume City Council as part of its audit and risk committee.

Council’s audit committee minutes signed-off

Updated with comment from Joel Kimber. Minutes of the council’s Audit and Risk committee (A&R) – an advisory body – dating back to May 2022, were accepted by...

Map scissors.

New council ward map means big changes for Sunbury

Sunbury will be split into two wards under changes announced by the Labor government. Following the Hume City Council elections in October, the town will have two councillors...

Sunbury real estate news logo - hand holding keys.

Property values down on a year ago

The value of a house in Sunbury has dropped by a nominal 0.1% during the past 12 months according to the latest data from property listing firm

Sunbury Pop festival 1973

Get ready to rock!

The vibe of Sunbury’s iconic 1970’s rock concerts is set to take over The Nook in April when Hume City Council put on an open air pop concert...

Hi-Quality waste landfill plant Bulla.

Bulla waste-to-energy plant – full picture emerges

More details of the proposed waste-to-energy plant on the edge of Sunbury have been revealed by waste management firm Hi-Quality. The company operates a landfill at Sunbury Rd,...

Rapid relief volunteers feed Sunbury Police officers.

Locals say ‘thanks’ to Sunbury police

Members of Sunbury Police Station didn’t go hungry during a day of canine unit and search and rescue training this week. Volunteers from the Rapid Relief Team (RRT)...

St John Crew

St John looks for more volunteers

St John Sunbury is looking for community-minded locals who want to support to their community at local events, festivals, and…

Free help to sort out your debts

If your unpaid bills are getting out of control, or you just want help to manage your money, then free help is available from a financial counsellor.

Dennis Ness at his son James' grave at Sunbury Cemetery.

Distressed family want their son moved from Sunbury Cemetery

When Dennis Ness, 74, said a final farewell to his son James Ness on 19 January, he didn’t expect to be called to return to the cemetery with news the grave had been disturbed.

Sunbury Library.

George Evans Museum collection to get a new home

The George Evans Museum collection is to get a new home, in a revamped lower ground room beneath the Macedon St public library. A Hume City Council spokesperson...

Ball Court Hotel beer garden, Macedon Street, Sunbury.

The big reveal – Ball Court Hotel

Following a $3.8m renovation the Ball Court Hotel in Macedon St is now fully open. Jess McNab, the venue’s manager, says its new beer garden is “Sunbury’s largest”,...

Maria Augustus-Dunn of Sunbury with her books.

Wherever I hang my hat…

After more than a decade on the road travelling across Australia, Maria Augustus-Dunn and her husband Brad Dunn have hung their hats in Sunbury…

The national flag is removed from a Sunbury roundabout on Australia Day.

Council told to cut the grass

With grass in locations such as roundabouts and berms across Sunbury reaching knee-height in places, some residents are taking it upon themselves to do the work of Hume...

Police camera car.

Police hunt for camera car vandal

Police are still hunting a vandal who damaged one of its camera cars last year. The car was in Wilsons Ln on 30 November when a man approached...

An artist's impression of the new-look Sunbury Square south entrance. Image / supplied.

Sunbury Square to be redeveloped

CHP Management, the operator of the Sunbury Square shopping area, is to redevelop the south entrance of the complex to create a link to the town’s bus terminal...

Hume City arts grants

Time to prepare your grant applications

Event organisers in Sunbury looking for funding are urged by Hume City Council to start preparing their applications for this year’s round of grants. The council’s Event Grants...