40 years ago

January 25, 1978

Land bounded by the railway, Werribee Street and the Werribee River may be utilised by the council for creation of a parkland recreation area. This is the land where the old grain mill was situated, plus adjacent land, at the Werribee Street crossing.

30 years ago

January 27, 1988

The Werribee River could lose its status as one of the highest producers of bream in the State because of the threat posed by fishermen, many believed to be illegal immigrants from Vietnam, who have netted hundreds of fish during the past seven weeks. Police and Conservation, Forests and Lands officers have arrested and charged about 28 offenders since July, last year.

20 years ago

January 21, 1998

A Perth property developer will pay
$9 million to buy the former Laverton airfield site on the Princes Highway. Cedar Woods Properties Ltd won the Commonwealth Government tender to purchase the 275-hectare block late last year.

10 years ago

January 30, 2008

A Wyndham family has been forced to shelter in a converted water tank every night for the past nine months, in another disturbing sign of the city’s worsening housing shortage. In November,

The Banner revealed many families often slept in their cars or on friends’ lounge room floors in sheer desperation.