Sunbury Life news 23 February 2024

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Sunbury Life news 23 February 2024

Festival 24, being put on by Hume City Council to commemorate the iconic festivals of the 1970s, will feature legends such as Ross Wilson, who played with Daddy Cool, and Richard Clapton.

4,000 tickets go on sale from noon on Monday 26 February priced $30 each. Under 18s can go free with an adult.

Wannabe soccer players are being short-changed when it comes to places to play, says Aitken ward councillor Joseph Haweil. 

He says that a $12m softball court at Craigeiburn is used by just 140 players, while soccer players are left out. 

He wants the council to provide more soccer pitchers across the city.

However, Sunbury councillor Jack Medcraft disagreed at last week’s council meeting saying Soccer is not the most in-demand sport in Sunbury.

ACTUALITY – Jack Medcraft

A large sign erected this week by home-builder Villawood Properties, on a section of ridgeline at Jacksons Creek Valley has upset some of the people who saw it.

The sign has planning permission from Hume City Council, but that was news to Sunbury councillor Trevor Dance who has sent a ‘please explain’ to the council planning department.

The sign has been erected to promote the home builders Kimberly project.

The Sunbury unit of the Victoria State Emergency Service is on a recruitment drive for new members to join the local crew.

Last year – volunteers serving Sunbury, Diggers Rest, Bulla, Wildwood and Clarkefield – responded to more than 300 calls.

The organisation is holding an information session at its McDougall Rd headquarters on Wednesday 27 March starting at 7pm.

There’s a bit of a hoo har over Hume City Councils audit and risk committee minutes.

A bundle, dating back to May 2022, were signed off by councillors last week, with the council’s Joel Kimber saying an administrative error causing two-years worth of minutes to be accepted last week.

However, the minutes are all deemed to be confidential, something Sunbury Life is challenging. We’ll keep you up to date.

The closure of the NAB bank in Brook Street is only temporary says a bank spokesperson.

Not helping its customers is the branch’s cash machine is faulty.

The bank spokesperson says building work means the branch is closed, he didn’t provide a reopening date, but says the cash machine will be fixed.