Hume Pride

Hume Pride Spring 2019

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2 While national movements like the War on Waste, Plastic Free July and The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up resulted in increased awareness throughout the municipality of the environmental impacts of consumption, waste management and illegal chemical storage remain significant challenges for our community. Council's recycling contractor, SKM Recycling, went into receivership and Council had to make the difficult decision to send recycling to landfill. Existing issues with waste regulation were further compounded by the discovery of various sites in Hume illegally storing chemicals. Council resolved to call on the State Government to use part of the EPA landfill levy to better resource WorkSafe and EPA. Our ask, if successful, would give the State Government increased power to police industry and better protect the community. This would provide an incentive for greater competition in the recycling market to make the industry less susceptible to closures. It has been an exciting year for me as Mayor and I thank the many individuals and groups who remain committed to working in our local community. Their sustained passion, cooperation and enthusiasm helps to achieve positive change which benefits others living and working in our community. Cr Carly Moore Mayor of Hume Contact Us Customer Service Centres Open from 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday Broadmeadows 1079 Pascoe Vale Road Craigieburn 75–95 Central Park Avenue Sunbury 40 Macedon Street Phone 03 9205 2200 Fax 03 9309 0109 Email Web App Facebook /humecitycouncil Twitter @HumeCityCouncil LinkedIn @HumeCityCouncil Hume Pride is now available online as a plain-text PDF for a non-distracting reading experience or for use with screen readers. Contact us using the details above for more information. Hume City Council recognises the rich Aboriginal heritage within the municipality and acknowledges the Gunung-Willam-Balluk of the Wurundjeri as the Traditional Custodians of this land. Council embraces Aboriginal living culture as a vital part of Australia's identity and recognises, celebrates and pays respect to the existing family members of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk and to Elders past and present. Mayor's Message Spring is a great time of renewal and this is mirrored by the many exciting initiatives, community projects and facilities gaining momentum across our growing City. As I reach the last few months of this Mayoral term, I reflect with much pride on the achievements of local communities in partnership with Council. We launched a new 0-24 Framework with significant consultation from the local community. More than 1300 comments were received from the Hume community. This helps ensure the voice of community is central to this 10-year strategic vision providing better support for our children, young people and children. We also provided the spaces and places for our community to congregate, educate and recreate. I had the privilege of opening the Aitken Hill Community Centre, Craigieburn, McMahon Recreation Reserve Oval 2 Pavilion and Netball Courts in Sunbury and the Meadowlink Linear Park in Broadmeadows. We made important upgrades to our road networks including the reconstruction of Riggall Street in Broadmeadows, Chestnut Street in Campbellfield and Palmer Road in Sunbury and advocated for more improvements to our public transport and arterial road network. This includes seeking State Government support for the Broadmeadows Train Station and duplication of Sunbury, Mickleham and Somerton Roads. Good news: Opening the Meadowlink Linear Park at Broadmeadows with Frank McGuire MP.

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