News In Brief 10 October

19:55' 03-10-2018
The Victorian State election is scheduled for Saturday 24 November.


    Victorian State Election Nears

    The Victorian State election is scheduled for Saturday 24 November.

    All Victorians are encouraged to enrol to vote, or update their enrolment details, before 8pm on Tuesday 6 November.

    If you were born on or before 24 November 2000, you are eligible to vote in the election. Even if your birthday falls after the cut-off date, you can still enrol in advance.

    You can update your details via the VEC’s website at

    New Tool For Safer Worksites

    New on-road speed limit projectors will be trialled in Cranbourne, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of road workers.

    Radar sensors in the projectors will detect drivers travelling over the speed limit, and project a warning message onto the road 10 to 15 metres in front of the vehicle, stating “Caution, Slow Down”.

    The technology will be used at first in the construction zone on the Thompsons Road and Western Port Highway intersection upgrade. If the trial is successful, it may be rolled out at other locations across Victoria, improving safety for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and road workers.

    The radar sensors do not record a driver’s speed, and cannot be used to issue speeding infringements.

    Electric Hard Waste Truck For Casey

    The first electric truck for residential hard rubbish waste collections, operated by WM Waste Management Services (WM), starts work this month in the City of Casey.

    Mark Jeffs, WM Managing Director, says the new trucks are further evidence of the company’s continued shift towards innovation and support for renewable energy.

    “These vehicles are better for the rate payer, quieter than diesel or petrol vehicles, lower maintenance than normal trucks and last longer,” Mr Jeffs said.

    WM is looking at rolling out more electric trucks in their fleet in other municipalities around Melbourne after this month. The company was also the first hard waste business to use hybrid (diesel/electric) trucks in 2008.

    Spooktober Halloween Festival

    St Kilda's 6th annual Spooktober Festival to celebrate Halloween will be held in and around St Kilda Town Hall from Wednesday 31 October to Monday 4 November.

    Over the five days the popular family event features a Trick or Treat Trail, haunted house tours, and other activities. Delicious food and drink is available.

    This year Spooktober features two new haunted house experiences, and an exciting escape room experience, “Escape the Swamp”.

    You are encouraged to dress up in your own Halloween costume to enter Count Carlisle's Creepy Costume competition, or just for the fun of it.

    There is no charge for entry to the grounds or the Trick or Treat Trail. Tickets for the Haunted House tour or Escape the Swamp range from $16.50 to $27.50.

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