SunburyLife news 7 July 2023

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SunburyLife news 7 July 2023

Hello, and welcome to this first edition of the SunburyLife podcast – while the content is genuine – this was a test episode.

An average of $420,000 is lost by punters playing pokies in Sunbury every week according to official figures. That adds up to around $22 million a year.

Two Sunbury college students have been recognised by the Victorian Bar for academic excellence in legal studies.

One student from Sunbury College and another from Sunbury Downs College will each receive $1,000 from the Victorian Bar Foundation and $500 from the Hume City Council.

Sunbury’s famous water feature, turned off for upgrade work a month ago is still dry. Work costing $35,000 is expected to be completed in late July or early August says Hume council. 

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria puts the median value of homes in Sunbury at $702,000 – a rise of 0.3% on May’s figure. It says homes in Sunbury are taking an average 35 days to sell.

Mind Australia and its subsidiary The Haven Foundation are building homes for people living with significant mental health challenges in Sunbury.

While the location is yet to be confirmed, a Mind spokesperson says construction work will create jobs for between 80 and 110 tradies.

A Medicare Urgent Care Clinic has opened at the Goonawarra Medical Centre. The centre operates extended hours, seven days a week, with no need for an appointment. All services are fully bulk billed.

Sunbury Agricultural Society is $5,000 better off thanks to an award by Great Western Water’s Thriving Communities Grants and Sponsorship Program.

The society organises The Sunbury Agricultural Show, the next one is planned for Saturday 14 October at the Sunbury Recreational Reserve.