Star Weekly looks back through the pages of our predecessor, the Werribee Banner


40 years ago

September 1, 1976

Werribee Shire Council is concerned at Sunshine City Council’s suggestions regarding relocation of Newmarket Saleyards in the Laverton North area. For 40 years a site has been set aside in the City of Sunshine, just across the boundary from the Shire of Werribee. However, a recent report on the matter by Sunshine City Council recommends that the proposed site be shifted into Werribee Shire.


30 years ago

September 3, 1986

A Werribee councillor has dismissed out of hand an article in last week’s Banner which claimed the councillor’s Laverton North companies were given a “second chance” to comply with health regulations. The article claimed that a second 90-day notice period was imposed by the council on two food packaging companies directed by Cr Stuart Southwick.



20 years ago

September 4, 1996

Werribee Park is to get a $5 million hotel and conference centre. The Minister for Conservation and Land Management, Ms Marie Tehan, will call for private sector investment when she launches the project, Vision for Werribee Park tomorrow. The development is expected to involve revamping the St Joseph’s wing, built by the Roman Catholic Church as a seminary between 1925 and 1928.



10 years ago

August 30, 2006

Werribee man Joseph ‘Jack’ Thomas will tonight spend his third night under a curfew imposed by an interim control order, less than a fortnight after winning his appeal against terrorism-related convictions. The order, applied by the Australian Federal Police and granted by the Federal Magistrates Court in Canberra on Sunday, is the first granted under Australia’s new anti-terrorism legislation.