Sunbury Life news 10 May 2024

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Sunbury Life news 10 May 2024

 Hume City ratepayers will foot the entire half a million dollar bill for repairs to the heated indoor swimming pool at the Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre after the council’s insurance claim was denied.

Leaking pipes forced the council to close the indoor pool early last year saying repairs would cost $45,000. But the bill rose to $525,000.

Council said it put in an insurance claim to Berkshire Hathaway to cover the cost but it was denied. Lawyers costing $6,500 advised council to abandon its claim.

Emergency services were called to the Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Ligar St on Tuesday May 7.

Police say a woman, who has not been named, died while at the sports centre due to a suspected ‘medical incident’. Police are preparing a report for the coroner and say the death is not suspicious.

Hi-Quality, the waste management firm with plans expand its operation in nearby Bulla is undertaking air quality assessments as part of its application to the Environmental Protection Agency.

It wants to build a waste-to-energy plant in Sunbury Road but before permission is granted a public exhibition will be held – either later this year or early 2025.

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The poor condition of some State-owned houses in Hume has caught the attention of city councillors. They’ve invited the Minister for Housing Harriet Shing MP to Hume to hear about her department’s shortcomings.

Actuality – Joseph Haweil

Cllr Haweil said Hume Council has found itself an “untenable position” when responding to the  safety concerns of residents.

Station St in Sunbury, is to be extended to Horne St after Hume City councillors voted to rename a section of Gap Rd.

Also on the cards is a plan to realign a section of Station St to correct what Sunbury Cllr Jarrod Bell called a “geographic anomaly” since the removal of the railway level crossing.

The Sunbury branch of Nab bank is to reopen in July following its apparent sudden closure in February, that left its account holders high and dry.

This week, a Nab spokesperson says the Brook St branch had been shut due to work on the building’s flooring.

A Sunbury man has won more than $700,000 with lotto numbers he’s been playing for 10 years. His ticket was bought at Sunbury Square Lotto and News, Cnr Macedon & Evans Streets. The winner says he won’t be shopping at Aldi any more.

Turning to the Sunbury Life what’s on section…

The last of the current visitor days to Building 22 at Jacksons Hill is Saturday May 11. The former asylum building that will form part of the town’s arts and cultural precinct, is open 10am until 2pm.

The Sunbury arts society’s annual show is running until Saturday May 11 at the Boilerhouse, Jacksons Hill, 10am until 4pm.

Sunbury State Emergency Service unit has an open day planned for Saturday May 25 at its base in McDougal Rd. There will demonstrations of cutting equipment, and visitors can take a closer look at its emergency vehicles.

Also on Saturday May 25, the first Sunbury Scout group is holding an event at its Millar Street hall. 

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