Forty years ago

July 2, 1975

The western suburbs will get a 251-hectare ‘Albert Park’ as a result of Keilor council’s purchase of the Sydenham Park property on the Calder Highway. Sydenham Park, which includes four kilometres of river frontage on tributaries to the Maribrynong River, was purchased for $674,000 with the federal government contributing almost half of the funds.


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Thirty years ago

July 3, 1985

The job situation in the west has reached crisis point and at least 6000 jobs must be created each year just to maintain an unemployment rate of 12 per cent. That was the message of Amalgamated Metal Workers union secretary John Halfpenny at a book launch this week.




Twenty years ago

July 5, 1995

Plans for a new police station and court house in Sunshine have been dealt a major blow. Brimbank council has withdrawn an offer of land on the Sunshine Harvester site for a proposed new police and law complex.




Ten years ago

July 5, 2005


The sacked committee of the Westvale Community Centre cleared the decks at the weekend for a battle in which it hopes the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal will order Brimbank council to discuss a settlement to their dispute. Former committee president Robert Mammarella said he would ask the tribunal to enforce a negotiation clause in the committee’s charter, which was revoked by the council in May.