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DEPI fights fire with fire in western suburbs

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries is encouraging western suburbs residents to look online at its draft bushfire plans for the next few...

Work-for-dole challenges loom, warns LeadWest

Melbourne’s western suburbs are among the first 18 regions in the nation where unemployed people under 30 will have to start working for the...

Keilor East: J&D Hardware shut as owner locks in new career

Almost a quarter of a century of trade will come to an end this month when a Keilor East hardware store shuts up shop. Joe...

Sunshine North: Deaf service sell-off condemned

A Sunshine North school for deaf children is opposing the sale of Australian Hearing, which is the subject of a study assessing possible privatisation. Furlong...

Deer Park’s Kayla Adams: A diamond in the rough

This baseball all-rounder is hitting home runs. Deer Park’s Kayla Adams topped a stellar season on the pitch when she was chosen to represent Canberra...

Sunshine drug court proposed to tackle west cases

Offenders across the west who commit crimes under the influence of drugs and alcohol could soon be heard by a proposed new drug court...

Australian Services Union fears Brimbank council ‘wants to spy’ on staff

A major union fears Brimbank council wants to fit GPS tracking devices to its vehicles so it can spy on its employees. And although the...

Western Ring Road: Drag race leaves one in hospital, another charged

UPDATE: Four people are lucky to be alive after an alleged drag race ended in a fiery collision on the Western Ring Road overnight.  Emergency...

Keilor: Bonfield Reserve playground’s hard yakka

Brimbank council and the Keilor Historical Society are working side by side to draw up plans for a refurbished playground at Bonfield Reserve. The works...

Sunshine West: Mail truck on time, on the nose

A chemical spill, at first thought to be from a hazardous package, forced the evacuation of an Australia Post centre in Sunshine West last...

Brimbank’s Filipino community: Right at home far away

Melbourne’s western suburbs have become something of a mini-Manilla. Victoria’s Filipino population has soared in the past 40 years. Data from the most recent, 2011...

Sunshine: New bobby Aaron Bird on the beat

Meet the new police officer on the block. Constable Aaron Bird is one of seven recruits who started at Sunshine police station two months...

Sunshine: Thieves opt for smash and grab in crime spree

At least 35 cars had windows smashed and contents stolen during a crime spree in Sunshine last week. Police are appealing for witnesses after the...

Taylors Lakes: Family’s new wave of knowledge to save lives

When the Kadakia family immigrated to Taylors Lakes from India in 2000, spending time at the beach became a favoured pastime. But despite spending many...

Switched-on Sunshine loves the night lights

Sunshine’s central business district will be up in lights after dark under a new Brimbank council plan. The council is joining with the Sunshine Business...

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Keep vigilant on flooded roads or near water

Brimbank road users are being reminded to be extra vigilant for transport-related drowning risks during the month of August. New data revealed this month as...

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