Local Business

Success starts here: Making passion count by taking care of business

Dallian D’Cruz wants to share the keys to building and sustaining a not-for-profit enterprise.

Success starts here: Collinder: switched on tech that meets family needs

Brad Collinder’s family-run electrics business has undergone a high-tech transformation, resulting in a tripling of turnover and broadening its scope and size in five years.

Starbiz: Cartridge World – more than ink

John Micallef, community stalwart and owner of Cartridge World Werribee, is keen for people to know his business, now in its 17th year, isn’t “just about ink”.

Removalist crew is all smiles

Life is full of surprises for employees at Hoppers Crossing-based company Removalist On The Run. Company director Ziad said that the best part of being...

Building a career: MultiSkills Training

MultiSkills Training aims to help students to unleash their potential when learning about civil construction and plant operations. Fittingly, the slogan of the Werribee business,...

Tegan is taking care of business

Taking the plunge and starting your own business is scary stuff – just ask Tegan Ang, who sat on her dream of starting up...

Diversity by the book at Bookit Bookkeeping

Balancing the books is far from boring – just ask the team at Bookit Bookkeeping in Point Cook. Business founder Karen Kennedy says she and...

Business life: Williams Landing becomes foodie headquarters for 10 days

A pop-up kitchen, manned by chefs who know their way around cuisines such as Mexican, Italian and Chinese (and more), is making a much-anticipated appearance at Williams Landing Shopping Centre.

IN FOCUS: It’s all smiles at Hoppers Crossing

When Dr Sarojani Maskey left Wyndham after working as a dentist in the area for more than seven years, she didn’t know how much she would miss the place … so she returned, opening Dental@Hoppers about two months ago. She and her family are happy to be back and ready to offer locals a top-notch affordable dental service.

IN FOCUS: Wyndham Park PS – A learning community

Actively upholding the values expressed in the school’s motto, “Aspire Learn Achieve”, has enabled Wyndham Park Primary School to grow enrolments to approximately 400 students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds since 2011. Principal Laban Toose believes the students thrive on the school’s values of respect, responsibility and safety.

IN FOCUS: Heathdale loves learning

One of the biggest decisions parents make is choosing the right school for their child. Each school is different. Heathdale Christian College principal Ross Grace believes his school provides a unique learning community for families in the Werribee area.

IN FOCUS: Now it’s even kooler for Tarneit kidz

Kool Kidz Tarneit is open again following bright new renovations embracing spaces that foster play-based learning and social awareness.

IN FOCUS: Skin rejuvenation’s smart choice

After a fresh look? Let the team at Hoppers Lane General Practice Clinic help take away those frown lines and wrinkles with Botox, fillers or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy options.

In Focus: Designed with the child in mind

Wyndham Early Learning Family Day Care is highly regarded by the families that use its service, one client even calling it “the best day care in the west”.

IN FOCUS: Werribee City’s winning partnership

Werribee City Football Club will have a new major sponsor on side this season – Benlor Real Estate. Reigniting the Fabretto family’s connection to the community, the partnership will give the club great support and confidence for the future.


Building for children’s health

It’s approximately seven metres long and four metres wide, and Ben Young’s winning Star Wars inspired display was just one of many creations at...

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