Tax phone scam

Police are warning Wyndham residents to beware of cold calls from people purporting to be from the Australian Tax Office. They tell their victim they have an outstanding tax debt or that they fraudulently or incorrectly filled out their tax return. In each reported case, the caller threatened the victim with legal action if they did not pay immediately. People from Wyndham, Sunshine and Glen Waverley have been targeted to date. Details: www.scamwatch.gov.au

Feedback on Distributor

Transurban wants feedback from Wyndham residents about the proposed Western Distributor. Transurban has sent a proposal to the state government for the distributor, which would provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge and relieve congestion on the M1 freeway. Details: bit.ly/1dWynmL

Business at its best

Nominations for the 2015 Wyndham Business Awards are open. The awards celebrate local talent, initiative, community spirit and drive. Businesses must be located in Wyndham and hold a registered ABN. Nominations close June 26 at 5pm and will be announced on August 28. Details: bit.ly/1bJkDKp

Travel app a winner

Wyndham council’s geographic information systems team won the 2015 Excellence in eGovernment Award (GeoSpatial Category) at the recent ICT awards for its iTunes-based Travel Diary iOS app, which maps the types of transport Wyndham residents use.