Category: News

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

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 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…

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...

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...

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's 25m pool.

Leaking swimming pool to reopen next year

The troubled indoor swimming pool at the Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre (SALC) will reopen in January says Hume council’s director city services & living, Hector Gaston. Speaking...

Sunbury Cemetery on a misty night. Photo by Dave White.

On a dark, misty night…

Sunbury local Dave White thought he’d make the most of Monday’s mist and visited the local cemetery to snap photos of the historic graves and monuments…

New CEO for Cobaw

Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health is to get a new CEO. David Wild will take up the role on 30 January 2024, arriving from the Specialised Assistance School...

walk to school train

Call to support walk to school program

A proposal to ask Victoria police to stop ‘good drivers’ to give them shopping vouchers hit the skids at a Hume council meeting – but was replaced with...

Victoria container deposit scheme refund machine in the carpark at Rosenthal, Sunbury.

Cash refund scheme doesn’t make sense for some

While the state government’s scheme to refund 10c on empty bottles and cans may help children and charities with extra cash, any value for those who actually pay...

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Sunbury’s median property price drops

The latest property data on home prices in Sunbury from the Real Estate Institute, show the median price of a four-bed home is…

Sunbury multideck car park under construction.

Multideck carpark rises into the sky

The first signs of Sunbury’s much-needed car park are now apparent with three concrete towers clearly visible to passers-by. Being built on the busy corner of Station St...

Emu bottom sunbury

Emu Bottom wetland consultation

Hume City Council is asking for public feedback on its Emu Bottom Wetland masterplan. The consultation period closes 17 December 2023. The council developed its draft master plan for...

Sunbury children learn how to grow food

Children learn how to grow food

A Children’s Garden has opened at the Sunbury Community Garden (also known at the Goonawarra Community Garden). The garden was started by Angela Cook-Lee, a graduate of this...

A huge new art piece putting a fresh spin on Sunbury has been unveiled along the new Jacksons Creek road bridge underpass as part of the Sunbury Road Upgrade.

Jacksons Creek underpass is looking good

A huge mural has been painted along the new Jacksons Creek road bridge underpass as part of the Sunbury Road Upgrade. Reflects the heritage of Jacksons Creek, it...

Sunbury train station

Sunbury gets new trains

Melbourne’s new trains have started taking passengers on the Sunbury Line ahead of schedule, in preparation for the opening of the Metro Tunnel. This follows months of testing to ensure...

Sunbury lotto winners $20 million.

Mystery over Sunbury’s $20m Lotto winners

A couple from Sunbury are the sole winners of a $20 million prize in Powerball draw 1436, drawn on Thursday, 23 November 2023. Their winning ticket was bought at Nextra…

StreetLife festival Sunbury

StreetLife Festival – cancelled

The much-anticipated Sunbury StreetLife Festival, due to take place on Sunday 26 November, has been cancelled for the second time this year. It was originally to be held...