Sunbury Life news 15 March 2024

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Sunbury Life news 15 March 2024

Hello, here are the news headlines for Sunbury for week ending Friday 15 March 2024 from Sunbury Life dot AU  – my name is Steve Hart.

A discussion on a proposal to extend the life of the Bulla Spoil Processing Facility was deferred by members of Hume City Council on Tuesday 12 March.

Sonya Kilkenny, Minister for Planning, wrote to council asking for its feedback on a proposed extension of Hi-Quality’s licence so it could continue operating its Sunbury Rd spoil facility until 2048. It was due to close this year. Councillors voted to defer debate on the item until its next meeting on Monday 25 March.

The founder and coach of the Sunbury Triathlon Club has launched a petition to keep the council-run open air pool at the Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre open during winter.

Brian Millett says the outdoor pool was busy last winter when it was kept open while the centre’s indoor pool was closed for repairs. He says swimmers enjoy being in the fresh air while. 

Wannabe thieves had a crack at breaking into buildings used by Bulla Hill Railway, which is run by members of Tullamarine Live Steam Society.

Club secretary Kris Siderov says a roller door was damaged at its Green St buildings, bolts to a crew room were drilled out, and a padlock securing its ticket office vandalised. Society members repaired most of the damage, and replaced a padlock costing $150.

Great Western Water (GWW) saw more than 80 complaints from customers in its western region – which includes Sunbury – in the six months to December 2023.

A spokesperson for the firm says regional managers received 11 complaints about the taste and odour of its water, and 81 about its colour.

The company says that while some customers experienced a high number of unplanned outages  – nobody experienced more than five a year.

The company made a profit of $64 million last year.

And finally this week, the Sunbury Toy Library is to buy a range of new toys and educational games thanks to a $10,000 grant.

Treasurer Georgina Prewer says volunteers are looking forward to using the funds to improve its service for the community.

The library is run by volunteers and its governing committee consists of four local mums.

And Sunbury Mens Shed is to get a grant of almost $4,000.

And that’s your news for this week from Sunbury Life dot AU, if you have news for us then just let us know – because if it matters to Sunbury, it matters to us.