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Council’s unite over soil

Brimbank and Melton councils have told the state government to look away from the west when it comes to finding a place to store...

Gas shock: Answers demanded

A senior MP has labelled the Sunshine landfill toxic gas revelation as a “time bomb” and called for a judicial inquiry. In February, Star Weekly...

Denton Avenue residents left in the dark

Residents of Denton Avenue say years of silence, followed by the drip feeding of information, has only raised concerns about what lies beneath their...

Former Brimbank mayor resigns

Brimbank councillor Lucinda Congreve has resigned from office. The former mayor's resignation, which is effective immediately, comes just months out from local government elections. Ms Congreve...

Health risk low: council

Brimbank council has emphasised that the health risk to residents impacted by the Sunshine landfill methane issue is low. A 2013 EPA report, seen by...

Residents kept in the dark

Residents living in houses built on and around the former Sunshine landfills say they hold fears for their health and property values. Star Weekly last...

Council makes noise over noise

Aircraft noise and flight paths are among Brimbank council’s major concerns regarding future operations at Melbourne Airport. In a submission to Airservices Australia, the council...

Pool push gets green light

Brimbank council will close the doors to the St Albans Leisure Centre in April and push ahead with plans to build a multi million...

Toxic shock for residents

EXCLUSIVE More than 80 properties built on and around the closed Sunshine landfills are sitting on buried waste and are being exposed to methane gas. A...

Call to open Sydenham Park

There’s a growing push to have Sydenham Park opened to the community. A draft master plan aimed at opening up the area to the wider...

Keilor Gift in doubt again

The future of the Keilor Gift is again in doubt after Brimbank council slashed funding for the event. The event was scrapped in 2017 due...

Jumanji screening to raise funds for bushfire relief

Sunshine's Kevin Wheelahan Gardens will turn into a cinema for one night only in a bid to raise extra funds for bushfire relief. This Sunday...

Two illegal brothels shut down

Private investigators hired by Brimbank council to smash the municipality’s illegal sex trade have brought about the closure of two brothels. In December the council...

Sunshine’s green revolution

A $5.47 million civic green space will be built in the “heart of Hampshire Road”. Brimbank mayor Georgina Papafotiou said the space, which will be...

Council workers fined for dumping

A Brimbank council employee has been fined $1900 for illegally dumping rubbish in the municipality. Ngametua Punua was convicted and fined in the Sunshine Magistrates...

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Aboriginal flag to fly atop West Gate Bridge

The Aboriginal flag will permanently flyatop the West Gate Bridge, acknowledging its importance as a symbol of unity, identity and resilience for First Peoples...