Media Releases

 

For all media enquiries, please contact Hume City Council's Communications & Events Department.

Sintiya Khananishoo

Phone: 9205 2223
Mobile: 
0417 795 111
Email: sintiyak@hume.vic.gov.au


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Kerbside recycling

Posted on 10:50 AM, 21 March 2019

The EPA has authorised our recycling processor, SKM, to recommence receiving material at its Coolaroo site.

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Celebrating the Craigieburn community

Posted on 11:00 AM, 8 March 2019

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore praised the community groups, volunteers, Victoria Police, sponsors and festival goers who together made the Craigieburn Festival 2019 such a great day out.

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New lease on life for the iconic Old Sunbury Courthouse

Posted on 9:00 AM, 1 March 2019

Expressions of Interests are now open to community groups and organisations wanting to give the Old Sunbury Courthouse a new community purpose.

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Council calls on Federal Government to Catch Up

Posted on 1:00 PM, 21 February 2019

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor, Carly Moore joined the national call for better access to roads, transport, local jobs and community facilities in Australia’s fast growing outer suburbs at the launch of the Catch Up with the Outer Suburbs campaign in Canberra this week.

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A fresh start for Seabrook Reserve

Posted on 11:00 AM, 19 February 2019

Hume City Council has unveiled the draft Seabrook Reserve Masterplan and is seeking the community’s feedback on future improvements to the area.

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We love kinder, we know you do too

Posted on 10:00 AM, 19 February 2019

Hume City Council is joining the community call for a commitment from the Federal Government to continue the funding of four-year-old kindergarten beyond 2019.

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Nominations open for awards in honour of local hero - Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG

Posted on 11:00 AM, 10 February 2019

Nominations have opened for the 2019 Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Award, which awards up to $5000 to young locals who demonstrate the values of our local fallen Australian hero.

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Canvassing the art and soul of women

Posted on 4:00 PM, 6 February 2019

Hume City is staging an exhibition entitled Then Came Roses which will feature the artworks of two women artists of Syrian and Chilean backgrounds.

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StartNorth Masterclasses taking care of business

Posted on 3:34 PM, 6 February 2019

Budding entrepreneurs can boost their business ideas through seven upcoming StartNorth masterclasses which will focus on the critical elements of managing a small business such as developing brands and finance for startups.

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In Training to be Enviro Champs

Posted on 12:00 AM, 6 February 2019

Hume City Council is inviting the community to register for the Enviro Champions training program which begins on 17 February 2019.

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Remembering the 2009 Victorian bushfires

Posted on 11:00 AM, 31 January 2019

The Hume community will pause, reflect and remember the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

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Australia Day Award Winners 2019

Posted on 1:20 AM, 26 January 2019

Welcoming Hume City’s newest citizens and recognising community achievers marked Hume City Council’s Australia Day 2019.

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Safety the top of education agenda

Posted on 4:00 PM, 25 January 2019

Drivers are being reminded to drive safely in and around school zones, as the 2019 school year gets underway this week.

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The EPA has recommended that people and pets avoid direct contact with Merri Creek.

Posted on 11:00 AM, 21 January 2019

This advice follows the factory fire in Colbert Road, Campbellfield over the weekend. The EPA continues to assess the environmental impacts of the fire.

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Help us keep Craigieburn on the move

Posted on 10:00 AM, 3 January 2019

Hume City Council is seeking feedback about local roads and traffic in areas of Craigieburn to identify where traffic management improvements could improve safety and traffic flow.

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Give the gift of sustainability

Posted on 11:30 AM, 10 December 2018

Hume City Council is reminding everyone to be waste wise throughout the festive season and into 2019, when celebrating with your family, friends and neighbours.

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Fireworks not festive for pets

Posted on 11:00 AM, 10 December 2018

Hume City Council is reminding dog and cat owners to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of their pets during public firework displays as part of the Christmas, New Year and Australia Day celebrations.

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Reminder to residents to think and be safe this Summer

Posted on 9:30 AM, 10 December 2018

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore said heat waves, fire and extreme weather conditions are all realities of an Australian Summer; therefore, it is vital that the community know how to prepare for these situations and what to do if they arise.

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Plenty of family fun at Christmas in the Plaza

Posted on 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Celebrate with us when Christmas in the Plaza transforms the Broadmeadows Civic Plaza into a free, family-friendly, fun-filled, festive extravaganza on Friday 14 December from 4.30pm.

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Locals urged: Back Your Neighbour

Posted on 3:00 PM, 3 December 2018

Hume is among 22 councils that have come together to try to ensure that people who have fled persecution do not suffer homelessness and destitution as a result of Federal Government cutbacks.

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$48,000 boost for exceptional students transitioning to secondary school

Posted on 9:00 AM, 29 November 2018

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore congratulated 48 dedicated young students who received a 2019 Education Scholarship.

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Safe travels as Hume shines bright with Christmas light displays

Posted on 2:00 PM, 28 November 2018

Hume City Council is reminding residents and visitors to make safety their highest priority when enjoying festive lighting displays across Hume neighbourhoods in the lead up to Christmas.

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Council welcomes local MPs

Posted on 10:45 AM, 26 November 2018

Mayor of Hume City, Cr Carly Moore, officially congratulated the Andrews Government on its re-election.

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Nominate now to help us thank our community legends on Australia Day

Posted on 12:00 PM, 23 November 2018

Mayor of Hume City, Cr Carly Moore said we are very fortunate to have many dedicated community members and quiet achievers volunteering their time to make our community a great place to live.

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‘Tis the season for carols with singing sensation Harrison Craig

Posted on 3:00 PM, 19 November 2018

Celebrate the festive season and sing along with Australian singing sensation Harrison Craig as he performs some of his favourite Christmas tunes, at the Hume Carols by Candlelight 2018 on Saturday 1 December.

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More support for young Hume families

Posted on 2:00 PM, 19 November 2018

Hume City Council provides a range of free Maternal and Child Health Services to our community, focusing on the early development of children to ensure our youngest citizens have a great start in life.

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International delegates learn from Hume City’s cultural diversity success

Posted on 1:00 PM, 19 November 2018

International delegates attending a renowned global conference on migration and diversity in Sydney took a detour to Melbourne to understand why Hume is recognised for being a welcoming city for migrants and refugees.

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Expressions of interest open for unique Sunbury public art mentor program

Posted on 1:00 PM, 14 November 2018

Are you a creative person living or working in Hume? You have a chance to be involved in an innovative mentor program.

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Spring colour in Bulla as roses come into bloom

Posted on 4:15 PM, 12 November 2018

The simply spectacular roses at Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden in Green Street, Bulla are in bloom as the garden celebrates its 21st year.

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Shane Jacobson to inspire Hume Businesses

Posted on 4:00 PM, 12 November 2018

Actor, Author, Producer and Philanthropist, Shane Jacobson will share his entertaining and inspiring entrepreneurial stories with local businesses at the Hume City Council Business Breakfast on Tuesday 20 November.

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Big boost for community groups

Posted on 3:00 PM, 12 November 2018

More than 120 local organisations will share in over $380,000 to help deliver important community services and initiatives thanks to Hume City Council’s 2019 Community Grants Program.

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Hume makes history, again!

Posted on 10:00 PM, 1 November 2018

Following from electing Hume’s first three-time Mayor last year, Hume City Councillors have made history again by electing a previous Mayor’s sister to lead the city.

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Funds commitment to fast track vital Sunbury sporting facilities

Posted on 4:00 PM, 31 October 2018

Hume City Council has welcomed a $2 million election commitment from Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP that would support Hume’s vision of a $3 million to upgrade of Sunbury’s Boardman Reserve.

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Net gain for Sunbury sport

Posted on 1:00 PM, 31 October 2018

Plans to transform McMahon Recreation Reserve into a major Sunbury sporting hub are well underway, with the arrival of a new modular pavilion and construction of the netball court commencing.

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Sunbury welcomes new Warm Water Pool

Posted on 8:59 AM, 24 October 2018

The new $4 million warm water pool at Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre was officially launched today by Hume City Council Mayor, Cr Geoff Porter and Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP, who were joined by representatives from Sunbury Community Health Centre.

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Building opportunities for lifelong learning in Sunbury

Posted on 10:00 AM, 23 October 2018

Hume City Council Mayor, Cr Geoff Porter and Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP toured the Hume Global Learning Centre - Sunbury site today, ahead of the facility opening in 2019.

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Meadowlink makes exciting progress

Posted on 2:30 PM, 16 October 2018

Works to transform a former Broadmeadows rail track into a new open space corridor, Meadowlink, have reached the half-way mark!

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Mickleham dream community hub closer to reality

Posted on 2:00 PM, 16 October 2018

Hume City Council has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of $1.5 million towards the Merrifield West Northern Community Hub.

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Important Sunbury connection set to become a reality

Posted on 4:00 PM, 9 October 2018

Hume City Council will work with the Victorian Government to deliver a road connection making it easier for residents to get around Sunbury.

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Free event series to transform big ideas into business futures

Posted on 11:30 AM, 5 October 2018

Aspiring entrepreneurs will have a unique chance to take part in a free event series which will help budding business ideas become business success in Hume.

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Fund to help growing suburbs flourish

Posted on 11:00 AM, 5 October 2018

A much-needed community hub and a new major sporting facility are among $5.78 million in projects to receive funding from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

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Greenvale a winner with investment in local sports

Posted on 4:00 PM, 4 October 2018

If the opening of a new $1.5 million pavilion at Greenvale Recreation Reserve wasn’t already cause for celebration, then $200,000 in Victorian Government funding towards a new Greenvale Equestrian Centre pavilion was the sealer this week.

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Lighting to improve access to much-loved Broadmeadows Town Park

Posted on 1:10 PM, 4 October 2018

Hume City Council’s investment of $1 million towards the redevelopment of the Broadmeadows Town Park has been boosted with a $227,000 State Government grant towards public light upgrades at the much-loved park.

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Hume Mayor donation helping to prevent homelessness

Posted on 1:00 PM, 4 October 2018

Donating his Ford Mondeo, Hume Mayor, Councillor Geoff Porter said it is heart-warming to know that my car will help make a difference in the lives of young people needing a helping hand.

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Take action this Fire Action Week

Posted on 1:00 PM, 3 October 2018

Hume residents are being reminded now is the time to take action to prepare your family and property for the upcoming summer fire season.

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Over a million reasons to wish Splash Happy Birthday

Posted on 3:00 PM, 25 September 2018

To celebrate Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre turning one on Tuesday 2 October, we're throwing a party, and everyone is invited.

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Fund to help growing Sunbury flourish

Posted on 9:00 AM, 25 September 2018

Sunbury’s much-loved regional playspace, Galaxyland, and the Sunbury Town Centre’s laneway connections are set to receive $875,000 funding from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

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Write a powerful future - Margaret Egan Young Writers Award

Posted on 9:00 PM, 6 September 2018

Aspiring young writers will have the opportunity to be inspired by two well-known local writers at an author talk, as part of the inaugural Margaret Egan Young Writers Award launch.

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Local charities urged to apply for Hume Charitable Fund grants

Posted on 1:00 PM, 5 September 2018

Local charities in Hume are encouraged to apply for funding through the latest round of the Hume Charitable Fund, Hume Mayor Councillor Geoff Porter said today.

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New Environmental Scholarships available now

Posted on 1:00 AM, 5 September 2018

Help deliver positive environmental change in Hume by applying for an environmental scholarship.

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Suburban Rail Loop: Broadmeadows hub to connect jobs, education and health

Posted on 2:45 PM, 31 August 2018

Hume City Council has welcomed Broadmeadows being identified as one of three super-hubs in the State Government’s Suburban Rail Loop announcement this week.

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Illuminating problem solving – The next generation of Hume

Posted on 1:00 PM, 29 August 2018

Young minds will hone entrepreneurial skills this week as 85 Year 10 students from six local secondary schools take part in the illuminate:nextgen Challenge.

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‘Our World’ comes to Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery

Posted on 12:30 PM, 29 August 2018

Visit the Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery at the Hume Global Learning Centre – Craigieburn to experience the ‘Our World’ exhibition presented by the Sunbury Art Society.

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Join our odds-on discussion and help shape the future of gaming in Hume

Posted on 11:00 AM, 23 August 2018

Council is reviewing its Responsible Gaming Policy and residents are invited to share their opinions and experiences to help inform the new policy.

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More value in Hume

Posted on 2:25 AM, 15 August 2018

Hume ratepayers may be surprised to realise the value of their properties when the next rates notice is delivered later this month.

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Exploring opportunities for the future of rural Hume

Posted on 9:00 AM, 31 July 2018

Exploring tourism opportunities and environmental initiatives, such as renewable energy and water management, are just two of the topics the community can have their say on as part of a discussion paper about the future of rural Hume.

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Awarding the City’s most creative

Posted on 11:00 AM, 25 July 2018

Hume’s most creative residents have been recognized and rewarded as part of Hume City Council’s 2018 Arts Awards.

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Woodlands Historic Homestead to open to the public

Posted on 12:00 PM, 17 July 2018

One of Hume’s most architecturally and historically magnificent buildings will open its doors to the public, as part of Open House Melbourne, on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July.

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Hume City Council hosts inspiring Australian journalist

Posted on 9:00 AM, 13 July 2018

Social justice, equality and the #MeToo movement are just some of the topics that will be explored by Australian author, journalist and advocate Tracey Spicer at Hume City Council’s Women in Front Networking Lunch on Thursday 2 August 2018.

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Round of a-paws for more leash-free pooch areas

Posted on 9:00 AM, 10 July 2018

Hume City Council will retain all of Hume’s existing off-leash areas and add three new locations as suggested by residents, following a report to Council.

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Free tax time help here for you

Posted on 3:00 PM, 9 July 2018

Free Tax Help is now available for Hume residents who earned less than $60,000 in the last financial year and would like assistance to complete and lodge their 2017-18 tax returns.

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Hume makes a splash at the 2018 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards

Posted on 12:00 PM, 28 June 2018

Hume’s newest recreation and leisure facility has taken out the Marketing and Communications Award at the 2018 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards.

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Council Plan & Budget adoption signals bright future for Hume

Posted on 4:00 PM, 26 June 2018

Significant investment in Hume’s assets, including roads and footpaths, are highlights of the recently adopted Council Plan and Budget.

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Hume celebrates National Refugee Week with free expo and moving exhibition

Posted on 10:00 AM, 11 June 2018

Hume residents who fled war-torn countries to seek asylum in Australia will share their stories and a moving exhibition will launch as part of Council’s Refugee Expo.

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Road built with plastic bags and glass in Australian-first

Posted on 2:00 PM, 29 May 2018

Soft plastics from approximately 200,000 plastic bags and packaging, and 63,000 glass bottle equivalents will be diverted from landfill to construct a Victorian road in an Australian-first trial.

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Hume community grants empowering and enabling residents

Posted on 10:00 AM, 16 May 2018

Free application support sessions and grant writing workshops will help community groups across Hume apply for the 2019 Community Grants Program.

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Asset investment to keep Hume moving forward

Posted on 11:00 AM, 14 May 2018

Significant investment in maintaining and improving Hume City Council assets, such as roads, footpaths and bike paths, is one of the highlights of Council’s Draft Council Plan and Draft Budget 2018/19.

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Chief Advocate to lead panel at Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation screening

Posted on 12:00 PM, 10 May 2018

Tim Costello AO, Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia, will lead a panel to discuss the negative impacts of poker machine gambling at a free screening of the ground breaking documentary Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation in Broadmeadows on Thursday 17 May.

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State Budget bonanza for Hume community

Posted on 9:00 AM, 3 May 2018

Significant Victorian Government investment into local roads, infrastructure, schools, public transport and emergency services will improve liveability for Hume residents and businesses.

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Hume community’s voice for a better City heard

Posted on 12:00 PM, 24 April 2018

The addition of more than 700 new carparks at Craigieburn Train Station and 300 at Sunbury Train Station are among a list of recent advocacy wins for the Hume community.

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ANZAC Centenary commemorations

Posted on 12:00 PM, 19 April 2018

The close of the ANZAC centenary will be commemorated with a service in the Broadmeadows Town Park, which will complement existing dawn and morning services in Craigieburn and Sunbury.

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Heart of Victorian Rugby League finds home in Broadmeadows

Posted on 12:00 PM, 18 April 2018

A world class rugby centre, which will feature playing fields, high-performance facilities and a home for NRL Victoria is coming to Broadmeadows.

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Work experience at the top

Posted on 9:00 AM, 16 April 2018

Two students in Hume City have landed the ultimate work experience positions: Youth Mayor and Youth Deputy Mayor.

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Thrillers in store for local footy season return

Posted on 10:00 AM, 12 April 2018

Hume Mayor Geoff Porter is encouraging residents to show their support for local footy clubs as the home and away season kicks into gear this month.

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Awards to grant local artists share in $20,000

Posted on 9:00 AM, 10 April 2018

Applications for the 2018 Hume Arts Awards have now opened and creative Hume residents are invited to apply for a chance to share in $20,000.

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A message from the Mayor

Posted on 12:00 PM, 9 April 2018

A message from Hume Mayor regarding Cr Medcraft

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Abundance of Hume's native wildlife showcased in new guide

Posted on 11:00 AM, 9 April 2018

A free guide designed to encourage residents to explore the diversity of native mammals, reptiles and frogs found in Hume will be launched at an event hosted by Hume City Council on Thursday 19 April.

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Hume students set the bar high in Legal Studies

Posted on 1:00 PM, 7 April 2018

Hume City’s top Year 11 Legal Studies students have been recognised with Victorian Bar Foundation’s Student Achievement Awards last week, as part of the Foundation's Student Award & Mentoring Program.

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Something for all tastes at Broadmeadows Street Festival

Posted on 12:00 PM, 3 April 2018

Food trucks, fireworks and cultural entertainment are set to be highlights of the upcoming Broadmeadows Street Festival on Sunday 8 April.

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New sports facility to offer more opportunities

Posted on 12:00 PM, 27 March 2018

Read more about the development of a new pavilion at Craigieburn’s Aston Recreation Reserve, which is officially underway!

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Council moves to lifetime registration tags for furry friends

Posted on 9:00 AM, 21 March 2018

Hume City Council is moving to lifetime tags for pet registrations in 2018, with residents to receive their pet’s new lifetime tag with their registration renewal notice in April.

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Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation screening to take viewers inside pokie machine addiction

Posted on 12:00 AM, 15 March 2018

A free screening of a ground breaking documentary that is a raw insight into the negative impacts of poker machine gaming will take place in Craigieburn this month.

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Council urges residents to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ with kerbside collection to continue

Posted on 4:54 PM, 1 March 2018

Hume City Council is encouraging residents to continue sorting their waste and putting their recycling bins out on regular collection days, with Hume’s recycling services to continue unchanged despite recent pressure faced by the recycling industry

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$13 million package announced to support kerbside recycling

Posted on 3:22 PM, 26 February 2018

The Victorian Government has announced a $13 million package for councils and industry to support the ongoing kerbside collection of household recyclable waste.

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Craigieburn festival brings fun run, free entertainment and food trucks

Posted on 4:00 PM, 21 February 2018

One of Hume’s favourite events, Craigieburn Festival, will return on Saturday 3 March 2018, from 11.30am – 9.30pm!

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Council has say on draft VPA Jacksons Hill Master Plan

Posted on 12:00 AM, 14 February 2018

Hume City Council has made a submission to the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) regarding the draft Jacksons Hill Master Plan.

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Inaugural run set to rock Craigieburn Festival

Posted on 3:00 PM, 12 February 2018

Hume City Council’s Craigieburn Festival is back with a new and exciting addition to its program this year; a family fun run event.

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Children’s Services open doors for families

Posted on 4:00 PM, 8 February 2018

Hume parents and guardians will have the opportunity to tour Children’s Service centres as part of an open night across Hume on Thursday 22 February from 5.30pm to 7pm.

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New schools and safety top of education agenda

Posted on 11:00 AM, 1 February 2018

Advocacy for new schools in Hume and driver safety in school zones are at the top of the education agenda as students return to school this week.

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Enviro Champions wanted in 2018!

Posted on 1:00 PM, 31 January 2018

Hume residents with an interest in all things environmental are being called to register for Hume City Council’s free Enviro Champions Training program in 2018.

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A tale of two growing cities and the roads that won’t keep up

Posted on 10:00 AM, 30 January 2018

Two of Victoria’s fastest growing cities have joined forces to call on the State Government for much needed upgrades to major roads in Melbourne’s north.

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Australia Day 2018 – honouring Hume’s outstanding citizens

Posted on 12:00 PM, 26 January 2018

Welcoming Hume City’s newest citizens and recognising the community’s high achievers have marked Hume City Council’s Australia Day event.

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Top athletes compete for tennis gong in Craigieburn

Posted on 1:00 PM, 12 January 2018

Live stream all the finals action for free as world ranked wheelchair tennis players compete this week in the 2018 Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open in Craigieburn.

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Merry Christmas Hume!

Posted on 12:00 PM, 21 December 2017

A Christmas message from Hume Mayor Geoff Porter.

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Funds announced for growing Hume community

Posted on 12:00 PM, 7 December 2017

The Hume community is set to reap the benefits of a Victorian Government local infrastructure fund, with more than $4 million announced for the City recently.

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Mayor thanks emergency services, Council staff, for downpour support

Posted on 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Hume Mayor Geoff Porter has thanked emergency service crews and Council staff for their support throughout last weekend’s heavy downpour.

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Have your say on health and wellbeing future of Hume

Posted on 2:00 PM, 4 December 2017

Community members and service providers are invited to have their say on Hume City Council’s Draft Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021.

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Severe weather warning for this weekend

Posted on 12:00 AM, 30 November 2017

A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for Greater Metro Melbourne with heavy rain forecast and potential flooding from 1 December 2017.

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Prepare for extreme heat this weekend

Posted on 12:00 AM, 30 November 2017

Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster. Be prepared for extreme heat on Saturday 6 January.

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Sunbury Library services continue in new temporary home

Posted on 10:00 AM, 26 November 2017

Sunbury Library services will commence from their new temporary home from Tuesday 5 December, as works commence on the $19 million Hume Global Learning Centre-Sunbury.

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New sports complex brings new opportunities to Melbourne’s north

Posted on 3:00 PM, 23 November 2017

A Craigieburn multi-purpose sports complex which brings hockey, lacrosse and community facilities to Melbourne’s north was officially opened by Hume City Council and the Victorian Government today.

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Funds to help community groups create colour, music & fun at street festival

Posted on 12:00 PM, 21 November 2017

Community organisations can now apply for a share in $25,000 of funding to showcase their group’s wares at the 2018 Broadmeadows Street Festival.

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Safety comes first for Christmas light displays

Posted on 11:00 AM, 9 November 2017

Hume City Council is calling on residents and visitors to make their way around Hume’s brightly lit up neighbourhoods safely this festive season.

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Story Island: an adventure in pictures

Posted on 10:00 AM, 8 November 2017

The Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn is host to a beautiful exhibition and reading experience that promotes children's literacy skills.

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Third-time’s a charm for new Hume Mayor

Posted on 9:00 AM, 2 November 2017

Advocating for better education outcomes and supporting youth employment are at the top of the agenda for new Mayor of Hume, Councillor Geoff Porter.

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Digital Broadmeadows business recognised at business gongs

Posted on 11:30 AM, 30 October 2017

A Broadmeadows technologies business which builds products responsible for handling 40 per cent of the world’s mobile calls has been recognised as the Business of the Year at the Hume Business Awards 2017.

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Hume leads calls for long-term pokies reforms

Posted on 12:00 PM, 27 October 2017

Incentives for pokies venues to remove machines and reduce opening hours are among a range of reforms Hume City Council has recently called the State Government for, on behalf of 11 Victorian councils.

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New program calls for community’s infrastructure ideas

Posted on 12:00 PM, 23 October 2017

Whether it’s lighting at a local park or improvements to footpaths, submit your idea to the Hume City Council’s inaugural Community CapitalWorks program.

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Free Hume Disability Expo

Posted on 3:00 PM, 13 October 2017

People with disability, carers and friends can find the latest information on employment opportunities, support services, NDIS and more at the Hume Disability Expo.

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Clean the clutter this Fire Action Week

Posted on 2:00 PM, 10 October 2017

Hume residents are being encouraged to take advantage of Council’s waste services throughout Fire Action Week (13 – 20 October) to help prepare their properties for the upcoming summer fire season.

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Australia Day award nominations now open!

Posted on 9:00 AM, 6 October 2017

Local residents and community groups who go above and beyond are the focus of Hume Australia Day awards, with nominations now open.

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October is Community Safety Month

Posted on 1:00 PM, 27 September 2017

Prevention of family violence and seniors rights are among a range of topics to be covered as part of Hume Community Safety Month programs and events in October.

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Path to leisure jobs opens for Hume youth

Posted on 3:00 PM, 4 September 2017

A group of young Hume residents are becoming job-ready thanks to Hume City Council’s adoption of an Australian Government youth employment program.

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Sunbury's colourful history on display

Posted on 11:00 AM, 21 August 2017

A new mural highlighting the wonderful history of Sunbury was unveiled on O’Shanassy Street this month.

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Mayor invites local teens to get free vaccine

Posted on 10:00 AM, 14 August 2017

Hume City Council is encouraging residents aged 15 to 19 to get the free time-limited, meningococcal vaccine.

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Manus Moon Exhibition

Posted on 5:00 PM, 8 August 2017

Hume locals will have a unique opportunity to witness artworks and music created by an artist detained in an offshore detention camp on Manus Island.

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Unprecedented demand for Splash Foundation Memberships

Posted on 2:00 PM, 1 August 2017

Interest in the Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre project has hit fever pitch, with more than 1000 people signing up for a Foundation Membership in four days.

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Broadmeadows Women’s garden takes root

Posted on 4:00 PM, 28 July 2017

A wicking bed planter garden built by Hume City Council in partnership with Anglicare Victoria Broadmeadows Women’s Community House will allow local women to grow and harvest produce in a community environment.

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Governor-General visits Sunbury

Posted on 12:00 PM, 26 July 2017

His Excellency, Sir Peter Cosgrove visited Sunbury on 26 July 2017.

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Historic Hume open for weekend

Posted on 10:00 AM, 25 July 2017

The site of the birthplace of ‘The Ashes’ and a 19th century historic homestead will open their doors to the public, as part of Open House Melbourne, this weekend.

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Support for households and businesses after Coolaroo fire

Posted on 11:00 AM, 19 July 2017

Some 115 homes in the zone within Dallas that were evacuated following the fire at a recycling facility in Coolaroo last Thursday, have now been visited as part of the post-incident assessment.

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Praise for emergency crews’ response to Coolaroo fire

Posted on 12:00 AM, 14 July 2017

Emergency service crews, who are still responding to a large fire at a recycling facility, located in Maffra St, Coolaroo, are being thanked for their efforts.

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Services to continue throughout HGLC-S construction

Posted on 12:00 AM, 11 July 2017

Planning and design is well underway for the $19 million Hume Global Learning Centre project in Sunbury (HGLC-S).

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Community feedback informs Council budget adoption

Posted on 12:00 PM, 30 June 2017

Council will spend $80 million to upgrade or deliver new roads, parks, community centres and reserves after both the Council Plan and Budget were adopted this week.

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Hume NAIDOC week pays tribute to Indigenous achievements and reconciliation journey

Posted on 1:00 PM, 23 June 2017

Hume City Council is honouring NAIDOC Week with a ceremonial bush tucker walk and planting event, which will pay tribute to the area’s native bush vegetation and natural environment.

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Hume Refugee Expo celebrates refugees and asylum seekers

Posted on 10:00 AM, 21 June 2017

As part of 2017 National Refugee Week, Hume City Council hosted a Refugee Expo which will celebrate the stories and triumphs of refugees and asylum seekers in Hume.

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Council supports community as NDIS rolls out in Hume

Posted on 9:00 AM, 21 June 2017

One of the most significant social reforms in Australian history, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), will be rolled out to the Hume-Moreland region from March 2018.

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Disappointment in MITA decision

Posted on 9:00 AM, 5 June 2017

Hume City Council is disappointed that the $29 million Australian Government proposal to upgrade the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation Centre (MITA) will commence.

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Somerton Factory Fire - Advice message issued

Posted on 5:00 PM, 3 June 2017

Emergency services have contained a fire at a Somerton factory and an advice message has been issued for neighbouring areas.

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Exhibition: Indigenous Art Masterclass Showcase

Posted on 9:00 AM, 1 June 2017

Hume City Council and the Broadmeadows Indigenous Education Centre are hosting an Indigenous Art Masterclass Showcase exhibition, as part of Victorian Reconciliation Week.

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Federal Budget ignores early education

Posted on 9:00 AM, 11 May 2017

The future of Hume’s early education has been left in the balance after the Australian Government announced it would fund its allocation of preschool hours for the next 12 months only.

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Making the lives of our community better

Posted on 10:35 AM, 9 May 2017

Hume City Council’s draft Council Plan 2017-2021 and draft Budget 2017/18 reflect the biggest investment ever in the future of one of Australia’s fastest growing communities.

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Demand remains for duplication of Craigieburn Rd

Posted on 3:15 PM, 3 May 2017

One of Australia’s fastest growing communities has been left hanging after its key priorities failed to be adequately considered in the State Government’s budget for 2017/18.

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Join the Hume Interfaith Network Executive Committee

Posted on 9:00 AM, 28 April 2017

The Hume Interfaith Network is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified community and faith leaders to be part of the Executive Committee.

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Take the H30 pledge before May 1!

Posted on 10:00 AM, 26 April 2017

A new health campaign is encouraging Hume residents to dump sugary drinks in favour of water for 30 days to help improve health and to go in the running for a $1000 prize.

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Council identifies priorities for State Budget consideration

Posted on 2:00 PM, 13 April 2017

Hume City Council has identified transport planning and infrastructure as key priorities for consideration in the lead up to the State Government’s budget for 2017/18.

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Dumpers caught out by Hume CCTV

Posted on 10:00 AM, 7 April 2017

Hume City Council has successfully prosecuted two individuals and a company for illegal dumping in Craigieburn.

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Shining examples of Hume’s youth honour our hero

Posted on 1:00 PM, 5 April 2017

The winners of the 2017 Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Awards were officially announced at an opening ceremony held to mark the beginning of National Youth Week on Friday 31 March.

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Hume residents urged for car theft vigilance

Posted on 1:00 PM, 4 April 2017

Hume City Council has teamed up with the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, as part of a new campaign aimed at reducing car theft across the municipality.

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Sunbury residents get first glimpse of HGLC

Posted on 9:00 AM, 30 March 2017

A state of the art modern library service, multi-purpose community meeting spaces, and a business hub are just some of the elements included in draft design concepts for the Hume Global Learning Centre in Sunbury.

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Rego renewals for furry friends due

Posted on 2:00 PM, 24 March 2017

Council is reminding all Hume residents to protect their pets by ensuring their registration is renewed before 10 April.

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Livvi’s Place officially opens

Posted on 1:00 PM, 16 March 2017

The exciting new Livvi’s Place, the inclusive playspace at Craigieburn ANZAC Park, will officially open this Sunday, with celebrations and a free community barbeque.

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Multi-faith service set to inspire

Posted on 4:00 PM, 15 March 2017

Representatives from Hume’s Buddhist, Sikh, Muslim, Hindu and Christian community will come together in a display of harmonious celebration and prayer at the Hume Interfaith Network’s annual Multi-faith Service on Wednesday 29 March.

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Grants to help locals shine at Broadmeadows Street Festival

Posted on 10:00 AM, 1 March 2017

Local community groups will be able to share their culture at the Broadmeadows Street Festival, thanks to more than $21,000 in community grants presented by Hume City Council this week.

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Animal consultations respond to community priorities

Posted on 4:00 PM, 28 February 2017

Hume City Council is encouraging residents to have a say on proposed changes to the management of dogs in public places and the upcoming Domestic Animal Management Plan.

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Release of K5 virus and integrated pest rabbit program

Posted on 9:00 AM, 28 February 2017

To boost feral rabbit biocontrol, a national wide release of a new strain of the calicivirus RHDV1 K5, or K5 for short, is planned for next month.

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Don’t cut education hours for our kids

Posted on 12:00 PM, 22 February 2017

Hume City Council is calling on the Australian Government to not cut education funds for preschools so that Victorian children don’t lose five hours of preschool a week.

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Get rid of your unwanted hard rubbish for FREE!

Posted on 10:00 AM, 20 February 2017

Hume Clean Day on Saturday 4 March is set to offer all Hume residents with a simple way to dispose of unwanted rubbish, such as white goods, for free.

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Nominations open for awards that honour local hero

Posted on 10:00 AM, 20 February 2017

Nominations have opened for the 2017 Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Awards, which award up to $5000 for young locals who demonstrate the values of the fallen Australian hero, to pursue their dreams.

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Dumped trolley blitz to target hot spots

Posted on 9:00 AM, 16 February 2017

Hume City Council officers will undertake a blitz on dumped shopping trolleys, following an increase in reports of abandoned trolleys across the City.

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Eat your way around Hume and win!

Posted on 9:00 AM, 14 February 2017

Locals and visitors are in with a chance to win a weekend getaway in Hume City just by snapping and sharing pictures at their favourite places to dine in Hume on Instagram!

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Children’s services open night

Posted on 8:00 AM, 9 February 2017

Hume parents will have the opportunity to tour Children’s Service centres as part of an open night across Hume City on Thursday 23 February.

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Council and community support for fire-affected residents

Posted on 10:00 AM, 6 February 2017

Hume City Council is working with the Diggers Rest community which were impacted by a large fire on Saturday 4 February, as the focus shifts from an emergency response to community recovery.

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Council urges community to have a say on Broadmeadows detention centre

Posted on 9:00 AM, 3 February 2017

Hume City Council is urging locals to have their say on a $29 million Federal Government proposal to upgrade the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation Centre (MITA) so that it can accommodate higher risk detainees.

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Powerful Hume exhibition highlights family violence

Posted on 2:00 PM, 2 February 2017

The Hume community has created a digital exhibition about family violence in the City, in the hope that it will spark debate and raise awareness about the issue.

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Craigieburn ANZAC Park new home to festival’s weekend of fun

Posted on 8:00 AM, 30 January 2017

Craigieburn ANZAC Park will be the new home to Hume City Council’s Craigieburn Festival, set to take place across the first weekend of March.

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Support for environment and multicultural Hume winners at awards

Posted on 12:00 PM, 26 January 2017

A Sunbury environmental advocate and a Craigieburn volunteer and multicultural ambassador have jointly won Hume City Council’s Citizen of the Year Award for 2017.

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Become an Enviro Champ in 2017

Posted on 1:00 PM, 12 January 2017

Hume residents with an interest in environmental sustainability are being called to register their interest in Council’s free Enviro Champion Training program in 2017.

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Celebrate Hume’s contribution to the nation this Australia Day

Posted on 3:00 PM, 9 January 2017

Join our Australia Day ceremony and celebrate Hume’s high achievers and officially welcome the City’s newest arrivals!

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Keep Hume clean after festive season

Posted on 2:00 PM, 5 January 2017

Hume City Council is urging residents to dispose of rubbish responsibly after the festive season and to do their bit to keep Hume clean.

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Hume summer of free outdoor movie sessions

Posted on 9:00 AM, 4 January 2017

Hume families can enjoy free outdoor movies and entertainment as part of Council’s Summer Sessions events taking place across the City from January to March.

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Fireworks not festive for pets

Posted on 3:00 PM, 28 December 2016

Hume City Council is reminding dog and cat owners to take extra special care of their beloved pets as public fireworks take place on New Year’s Eve.

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Community groups share in Council grants

Posted on 10:00 AM, 21 December 2016

A crisis relief group, a disability service and a sporting team are among local groups to share in more than $370,000 from Council's Community Grants Program.

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Pizza maker wins Business of the Year at Hume Business Awards

Posted on 8:00 AM, 16 December 2016

Campbellfield based pizza manufacturer and exporter, Della Rosa Fresh Foods has been named Hume’s 2016 Business of the Year.

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Greenvale Recreation Centre upgrade officially opens

Posted on 12:00 PM, 15 December 2016

Greenvale Recreation Centre has had new life breathed into it thanks to a major upgrade of its facilities.

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Get active with dance and performance variety

Posted on 10:00 AM, 11 December 2016

Dancing, singing and drama enthusiasts are being called to put their best foot forward, with a new range of programs at Hume leisure and community centres!

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Broadmeadows Town Hall redevelopment workshop

Posted on 9:00 AM, 9 December 2016

Hume City Council is encouraging locals to share their stories at a workshop on Wednesday 14 December that will help shape the redevelopment of the Broadmeadows Town Hall.

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Gig to celebrate local women

Posted on 10:00 AM, 7 December 2016

Empowered women will be the focus of celebrations at a live music event in Broadmeadows, which is set to feature an entertaining cast of all-female bands.

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Hume springs into action for Fire Action Week

Posted on 9:00 AM, 18 October 2016

A free smoke alarm battery exchange program are amongst a number of ways Hume residents can plan to be fire-safe and as fire ready during Fire Action Week (23-30 October).

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Architects appointed for Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury

Posted on 12:00 PM, 23 August 2016

Hume City Council has appointed architects Croxon Ramsay Pty Ltd, to deliver the design of the new Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury development.

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Hume Global Learning Centre - Sunbury: advisory group announced

Posted on 8:00 AM, 9 August 2016

Eleven people from a wide range of community and business backgrounds have been selected to join a new group that will help shape the future Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury.

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Council session for election hopefuls

Posted on 5:00 PM, 8 August 2016

Hume City Council will host a public information session for residents considering standing for council in the upcoming October elections, on 17 August.

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O'Shanassy Street, Sunbury shines at Awards

Posted on 5:00 PM, 2 August 2016

The activation of O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury was celebrated at the National Mainstreet Australia Awards, taking out a prestigious award.

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Tax Time Help

Posted on 10:00 AM, 29 July 2016

Tax Help is now available for Hume residents who would like assistance to complete and lodge their 2015-16 tax returns.

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Shape the use of Broadmeadows Town Hall

Posted on 9:00 AM, 27 July 2016

Hume City Council is keen to share the plans for the revitalisation of Broadmeadows Town Hall with the Hume community and wants feedback about the types of activities that should take place in the redeveloped community and business hub.

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Arty smart bins, winner announced

Posted on 10:00 AM, 21 July 2016

Hume City Council has announced the winner of the ‘Smart bins, stop litter’ design competition. A Sunbury student will soon have her artwork displayed on smart solar bins throughout Hume.

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Live Green for National Tree Day

Posted on 9:00 AM, 20 July 2016

Celebrate National Tree Day with us, on Sunday 31 July.

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Hume Business Awards open for nomination

Posted on 3:00 PM, 19 July 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Hume Business Awards. Nominate your favourite business before 21 September!

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Putting Women in Front

Posted on 10:00 AM, 18 July 2016

The Women in Front Networking Lunch is an excellent opportunity for small business owners to network, learn new skills and to grow their business.

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Historic Hume is open

Posted on 9:00 AM, 18 July 2016

For the first time, two of Hume City’s key tourism icons, Rupertswood Mansion and Woodlands Historic Homestead, will be participating in Open House Melbourne.

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Help people become great drivers

Posted on 12:00 AM, 8 March 2016

Volunteers are urgently needed for a program that helps young people to attain their 120 hours of supervised learner driver experience.

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Festival to be biggest yet!

Posted on 12:00 AM, 2 February 2016

MasterChef’s 2013 champion Emma Dean will lead a plethora of attractions for the whole family at Hume's Craigieburn Festival.

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True Crime after dark with Narelle Fraser

Join Narelle Fraser as she shares her stories of 'life on the beat'.


Updated : 11:46 AM, 11 January 2017

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