SunburyLife news 19 January 2024

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SunburyLife news 19 January 2024

Hi-Quality, the firm running the waste management facility in Bulla, wants to build a waste-to-energy plant and expand its treatment facility.

A spokesperson for Hi Quality said more details of the project will be made available at public meetings in February, adding that public consultation is the first stage of the process ahead of putting in a formal application to council for resource consent.

Hume council says it doesn’t know anything about the proposal.

And Hume City Council is to permanently close the Sunbury Landfill. It will have no impact on residents as it has been exclusively used by commercial clients. It was due to be closed in 2030. The Sunbury Resource Recovery Centre remains open. 

On the 50th anniversary of the 1974 Sunbury Rock Festival, sound engineer and book author Peter Evans remembers the day, who played, and why a restless crowd told Queen to go home…

Listen to Andrew Smith’s Krome Plated Tabby Show, Wednesday 24 January at 6pm for music from the 74 concert. The community radio station broadcast on 99.3fm and online at

Grant Seeger, president of the Sunbury Metal Detecting Club, is using his detector to supplement his retirement income with the gold he finds on his fossicking trips.

He tells Sunbury Life about his gold prospecting successes, how it bought him a car and a caravan, and about the help his club’s members can offer newbies to the hobby.

Sunbury Kangaroos are looking for a senior men’s thirds coach and the club’s members increase. Applications close on Wednesday 31 January. 

Struggles around personal finances and access to food, employment and housing are all taking a toll on 18- to 24-year-olds according to a new report.

The top three pressing challenges nominated by young Australians for immediate action included housing, employment, and climate change.

While data about the mental health of young people raises red flags, the report  offers a glimpse at a better approach.

In our whats on section of the sunbury life website there are details of training for those interested in supporting the elderly in the community; 

And on Saturday February 10 there is the free share the love festival featuring lots of free entertainment for children.

We’ve updated our video page, so do check it out for the latest editions, including one on a wast to energy plant.

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