Blue-green algae alert

Wyndham residents are being urged to avoid contact with the Werribee River near the Maltby Bypass after blue-green algae was detected in the area. Anyone who diverts water from the river downstream of the bypass should stop doing so while the bloom is active. Melbourne Water western region waterways manager Cameron Howie said there were many forms of blue-green algae and the species present in the river could be harmful to animals or humans.

Speak up

Harrison ward residents are being encouraged to have their say on issues affecting their street, their neighbourhood and their suburb at Wyndham council’s listening post at Williams Landing this Saturday. The ward includes Hoppers Crossing, Truganina, Tarneit, Point Cook and Williams Landing. The event will run from 11am to 1pm at Williams Landing shopping centre, 100 Overton Road, Williams Landing.

Help shape Wyndham

With more than 76,000 homes expected to be built in Wyndham in the next 20 years, residents are being urged to help shape a new housing and neighbourhood character strategy. The plan will identify areas suitable for higher density or requiring added protection and design guidelines. Community meetings will be held on May 16, 23 and 27 in Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook and Werribee.