40 years ago

July 14, 1976

A decision by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to freeze development in the areas west of Werribee River has pre-empted the findings of a specialist committee, which is inquiring into problems associated with flooding in that area. The specialist committee has been set up to produce recommendations into methods of flood mitigation in the river catchment to permit development of the area without the threat of flooding.

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30 years ago

July 16, 1986

Werribee Shire Council will buy the historic Laverton Primary School property in Klora Street. But it will withdraw from the purchase if the price tops $155,000 or if shire engineer John Nicol decides the building would be too costly to renovate. Also, there could still be legal hitches which could prevent the council from getting the money, even if it does decide to sign on the dotted line.

1986

 

20 years ago

July 10, 1996

Traders in Werribee’s business district have been asked to pay more than $2 million for streetscape works. Wyndham council has developed plans to upgrade the area. Works are expected to cost about $4.5 million. But the council will not go ahead unless the traders agree to pay at least half the cost through a special levy.

1996

 

10 years ago

July 12, 2006

Hoppers Crossing Football Club has moved to assure members its funds have been appropriately managed after its vice-president Jeffrey Page pleaded guilty in the County Court to a string of theft and corruption offences. Club president Greg King yesterday assured its members that checks and balances were in place to ensure its funds were not mismanaged.

2006