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SunFest grand street parade.

Call to join the SunFest street parade

Organisers of SunFest are calling on people far and wide to join its annual Grand Street Parade that will wind its way along O’Shanassy St on festival weekend. In...

Hi-Quality waste landfill plant Bulla.

Bulla waste-to-energy plant, what your representatives say…

Ahead of Hi-Quality’s first public meeting, where the firm will outline its vision for a waste-to-energy plant in Bulla, SunburyLife contacted local Hume City Council representatives, and MP Josh Bull, for their views on the proposal.

Kelly Beardsmore, paranormal investigator.

Radio station’s spooky guests

A paranormal investigator says the building used by Sunbury Radio volunteers is haunted by former patients of the old hospital on Jacksons Hill. The radio station, at Building...

Hi-Quality Bulla.

Power plant proposed by waste management firm

Hi-Quality, the firm running the waste management facility in Bulla, wants to build a waste-to-energy power generation plant and expand its treatment facility in

Prog-rock band ‘Kush’ perform to a packed audience at Sunbury ’74.  Photo / Peter Evans.

Where were you in ’74?

On the 50th anniversary of the 1974 Sunbury Rock Festival, Peter Evans remembers the day, who played, and why a restless crowd told Queen to go home… ‘Sunbury’...

Following a period of assessment around its long-term future, Hume City Council has made the decision to permanently cease operations at Sunbury Landfill.

Sunbury landfill closed for good

Hume City Council is to permanently close the Sunbury Landfill. It will have no impact on residents as it has been exclusively used by commercial clients. The Sunbury Resource...

metal detecting

Gold nuggets help fund retirement

Grant Seeger, the 74-year-old president of the Sunbury Metal Detecting Club, had heard stories about using a detector to find gold, and so picked one up for a...

Sunbury Cemetery handout photo

Works underway to improve Sunbury Cemetery

The Sunbury Cemetery Trust is undertaking capital works at the Shields St site, specifically focusing on the monumental graves area. In a statement, the trust says: “The primary...

Bored youth looking over a balcony toward a city.

Why pessimism has taken hold of our youth

New data about the mental health of young people raises red flags about cost-of-living pressures – and offers a glimpse at a better approach.

Sunbury Kangaroos.

Kangaroos looking for a coach

Sunbury Kangaroos FNC is seeking expression of interest for a senior men’s thirds coach. With great numbers on the track pre-Christmas and list retention, the club will be...


Kindergarten boost for Sunbury

There will be more kindergarten spaces across Hume thanks to a multi-million-dollar investment in early childhood care projects across the city from the state government. Minister for Children...

Sunbury 25m pool.

Pool reopening date confirmed

The 25m indoor swimming pool at the Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre – that has been closed since May last year – will reopen on…

Sunbury bus.

Mayor calls for better bus network

Hume City mayor Naim Kurt says there needs to be a change in the public’s perception around the use of buses. “The perception we have is that they’re...


SunFest stall holders wanted

Organisers of SunFest 2024 are calling for stallholders of all kinds to sign-up and join the event which is set to attract thousands of people. The two-day show...

child at kindergarten.

Kindergarten ballot system debate postponed

A debate on the introduction of a ballot system for parents wanting to enrol their children in Hume City Council’s kindergartens was deferred by councillors at its meeting...

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Latest median house values

A new report from property listing firm has revealed the latest property values across Sunbury…

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Calls to Lifeline expected to rise

Lifeline is ready for its busiest time of year. The charity’s CEO Colin Seery says a high volume of calls is expected due to the heightened financial pressures,...

Big Build Roads fun day Sat 16 Dec 2023. Tulsa Drive Reserve at Goonawarra.

Family fun day at Tulsa Drive Reserve

The closing stages of Sunbury’s biggest road infrastructure project was celebrated on Saturday 16 December when families enjoyed a free barbecue at the Tulsa Drive Reserve, Goonawarra. The...

A BMX rider at the Sunbury BMX Club.

BMX club is riding high

Sunbury’s popular BMX club is being transformed with a new starting gate for riders, sections of its track are to be upgraded with hard surfaces, and floodlights are on their way to give the venue longer opening hours during winter.

The Christmas reindeer on Sunbury's Village Green. Photo by Sharon Wallace-Storm.

Where’s our missing reindeer?

The festive lights on Sunbury’s village green are delighting people of all ages this year. But those with even short memories are asking about the reindeer that has...

Sheena Frost, CEO, Hume City Council.

Hume CEO has contract extended

Hume City Council has reappointed its CEO Sheena Frost for another three years, her new contract will start in July 2024 and end July 2027. Council made the decision...

Uniting Church, Sunbury

Abandoned church to be repaired

It looks like the derelict church on Barkly St, currently surrounded by security fencing, will be repaired. The announcement follows a string of confusing messages from Hume City...

Sunbury village fair for children

Video – Children’s fun day

Sunday’s weather was perfect for the children’s fun day on Sunbury’s village green. Dozens of stalls offered children the chance to pet animals, have their faces painted, and many got to meet Santa before he gets really busy…It was a great day for the whole family.

Christmas lights on Sunbury village green.

Video – The Village Green’s Christmas Illuminations

If you haven’t had a chance to see the Christmas decorations on Sunbury’s village green, then this video offers a quick taster… But there’s nothing like seeing it on a warn night followed by a bite to eat at one of the many venues in the area…