Sunbury Life news 26 April 2024

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Sunbury Life news 26 April 2024

Hello, here are Sunbury’s news headline for week ending Friday 26 April, 2024 brought to you by Sunbury Life dot AU  – my name is Steve Hart.

Police were called to house in Leichardt St, Sunbury, on Thursday 25 April following reports of shots being fired.

A police spokesperson says it’s understood a 34-year-old man shot at a vehicle with a firearm, and then retreated inside a property.

Officers spent two hours negotiating with the man before taking him into police custody at around 2pm.

An estimated 2,000 people attended Thursday’s mid-morning Anzac Day ceremony at the town’s war memorial. A piper led the way for those taking part in the march from Evans Street to the Cenotaph. The ceremony was broadcast live by Sunbury Radio.

And a Sunbury local spent time leading up to Anzac Day placing Australian flags next to the graves of those who served in the armed forces. It’s become an annual ritual for Dave White who planted flags at Sunbury Cemetery as well as at a cemetery in Bulla.

Another push for lifts to be installed either side of Sunbury railway station has been supported by Sunbury councillors.

Cllr Trevor Dance asked Hume City Council to write to the government and local MP Josh Bull asking when lifts will be installed.

An online petition for the lifts is being run by members of the Sunbury Residents Association.

Members of the Sunbury State Emergency Service want old cars to train volunteers to use heavy cutting equipment, used to free people trapped in vehicles. Donated cars don’t need to work, mechanical condition isn’t important, but vehicles do need to roll on their wheels.

Two Sunbury teens were arrested in Melbourne’s CBD on Sunday April 21 by transit police.

It’s alleged a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old, along with a third teenager from St Albans, tried to rob someone’s shoes.

All the teens were released pending summons.

Despite Hume City Council adopting a gambling harm minimisation policy to reduce the amount punters lose playing pokie machines, figures show players across the city lost a record $139m in the year to June 2023. In the six months to December 2023, $71m has been lost to the gambling machines.

On to upcoming events now…

The Sunbury ’24 exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sunbury Pop Festivals is now open at the Global Learning Centre, Macedon Street.

The exhibition highlights pivotal moments of the festivals that ran from 1972 until 1975, which was headlined by Deep Purple. The free exhibition runs until Sunday 5 May. 

One of the former asylum buildings on Jacksons Hill is open to visitors for the next few Saturdays.

Building 22 is open 10am to 2pm and there’s a snack van on site.

The building is earmarked by Hume City Council to be part of the planned cultural precinct and feedback on its use is being sought.

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.