News In Brief 11 April

19:00' 04-04-2018
Keilor Community Hub, at 704 Old Calder Highway, Keilor, celebrates its 1st birthday on Saturday 14 April.


    Community Hub Birthday Party

    Keilor Community Hub, at 704 Old Calder Highway, Keilor, celebrates its 1st birthday on Saturday 14 April.

    The Community Hub, which opened at the end of April last year, houses the Council’s Customer Service Centre, the Library, neighbourhood house and arts programs, and community meeting rooms for hire.

    Everyone is invited to join the celebrations, for no charge, from 11am. There will be children's activities, art and craft activities, BBQ, story time with Fairy Lulu, and cake.

    For information phone 92494000 or email

    Clayton's new station ready

    Clayton’s new railway station is on track to receive its first passengers on Monday 16 April.

    Clayton, home to Monash University and Monash Hospital, is one of five new stations being built as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong project. Around 5,500 passengers use the station each day. The new station, with improved platform areas, lighting, CCTV, and passenger facilities, will boast the largest landscaped forecourt and 80 extra parking spaces for commuters.

    The removal of boom gates just after Easter provides welcome relief for the 18,000 motorists who use the road each day. The remaining four crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong will be gone by the end of this year.

    Battery Storage For Victoria

    The Victorian Government will build two large-scale energy storage batteries in Western Victoria, at Warrenheip, near Ballarat, and at the Gannawarra Solar Farm near Kerang.

    The State and Federal Governments will each contribute $25 million towards the batteries.

    Construction has already begun, with both projects expected to be operational in time for next summer’s peak.

    New Bus Contracts Favour Passengers

    New performance-based contracts between bus companies and the State Government will provide more flexibility to improve and expand services, and emphasise customer service and running on time.

    More than 117 million trips are taken on Melbourne’s extensive bus network every year, with the industry supporting more than 4,500 local jobs. Contracts signed so far make up around two thirds of the services to be recontracted.

    The new bus contracts begin on 1 July 2018, and will run for 10 years if the operators meet strict performance targets.




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