Sunbury Life news 31 May 2024

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Sunbury Life news 31 May 2024

Hello, it’s Friday May 31 and here are the week’s news headlines from Sunbury Life dot AU my name is Steve Hart.

A much-loved black swan was returned to Spavin Lake by members of Melbourne Zoo’s marine response unit this week.

The swan was picked up by Sunbury-based Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Statewide after it was spotted with shaky legs.

Experts treated the swan for zinc poisoning and returned it to the lake.

Hume City councillors have announced its draft annual budget, and wants to increase general rates by 2.75%. The budget is now out for public consultation with council to make its final decision on Monday June 24.

The proposed budget doesn’t meet State Government guidelines as published by Melissa Horne MP, Minister for local government.    

Six members of Hume City Council travelled to Sydney this week take part in the National Growth Areas Alliance conference.

At the close of the three-day event they walked away with an award for excellence in leadership. Cllr Misho said it was fascinating to see the growth Western Sydney.

Details of Hume City Council’s audit and risk committee meetings – deemed confidential – have been published following repeated request by Sunbury Life – and a near five-month wait.

The minutes of seven meetings dating back to May 2022 are now available to download from the Sunbury Life website.

Round two of Hume City Council’s event grants program is open for applications to those looking to hold shows and festivals next year.

Grants of up to $12,000 are available, depending on the event’s category and anticipated attendance.

Staff from Greater Western Water’s Sunbury office took part in a symbolic walk to mark the start of National Reconciliation Week on Monday 27 May.

Elizabeth Smith, Community Support Worker from the Sunbury Aboriginal Corporation also attended the event.

The door is open for those wanting to nominate a contender for the annual Hume Young Leaders Awards. The annual event, now in its third year, is hosted by Hume City Council’s Youth Engagement and Pathways Unit. Nominations will close on Sunday 7 July.

Sunbury MP Josh Bull is to become Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure Delivery. 

Mr Bull say he’s looking forward to delivering the vital projects a growing Victoria needs.

A decision to give the chair of Hume City Council the right to remove councillors who disrupt meetings will go to public consultation. Councillors voted to adopt the new rule at its meeting on Monday May 27 – but public consultation needs to take place first.

The official opening of the upgraded running track at the Eric Boardman Memorial Reserve Mitchells Lane is taking place Saturday June 1 starting at 10am. They’ll be free food and coffee. Go along and see the Sunbury Athletic’s Team.

For more events see SunburyLife dot AU.

That’s your news for this week. I’ll be on Sunbury Radio on Sunday from 6pm playing the week’s new jazz releases.

Meanwhile, 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.