Sunbury Life news 19 April 2024

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Sunbury Life news 19 April 2024

Hello, here are Sunbury’s news headline for week ending Friday April 19, 2024 from Sunbury Life dot AU  – my name is Steve Hart.

A request by Sunbury councillor Trevor Dance that Hume City Council publish a line-by-line list of its income and expenditure was sunk by just one vote at this week’s meeting of the full council. His motion was lost 6 votes to 5.

It’s the second time the councillor Dance has been defeated in his request.

Councillors argued that publishing too much information will lead to too many questions about where ratepayers’ money is spent.

Thousands of concert goers rocked away the day at Sunbury ’24 on Saturday 13 April, and there’s already talk of another major event for the town in 2026 based on Hume City council’s Harvest Festival format – last seen in 2022.

During an interview with the station’s Andrew Smith, Jacksons Creek councillor Jarrod Bell said the Sunbury Pop festival, with its nod to the iconic rock festivals of the 1970s, had been a long time coming.

It’s almost a year since Sunbury MP Josh Bull announced the opening of a new Tafe facility in the town.

This week, the state Minister for Skills and Tafe Gayle Tierney, said the Bendigo Kangan Institute will provide the facility. But couldn’t say when it will open or or where it will be located.

Among the questions put to Hume City Council by ratepayers during public question time on Monday 15 April included one about Sunbury’s out-of-order public toilets, a request for sunshades at the town’s children’s playgrounds, and a question about our aquatic centre. Find out how the council answered at

And that’s your news for this week. Keep up to date at Sunbury Life dot AU for local news and events. And if you have news to share then do let us know, because if it matters to Sunbury, it matters to us.