Level crossing opportunities

Hobsons Bay council is inviting expressions of interest to join community advisory groups for proposed level crossing removals at Aviation Road, Laverton, and Ferguson Street, Williamstown. Applications close on June 30. Details: hobsonsbay.vic.au or 9932 1000

Attempted murder charge

A 53-year-old Wyndham Vale man has been charged with attempted murder after a man turned up at hospital with a gunshot wound. The charge relates to an alleged crime in Altona North on May 19. Police said they became aware of the incident at 1am the next day when a 25-year-old man from Point Cook attended hospital. Detectives raided a house in Marne Avenue, Wyndham Vale, on Tuesday of last week, allegedly located a shotgun, pen pistol, taser and shotgun ammunition.

Fountain returns

A drinking fountain will be re-installed in Martin Reserve, West Footscray. Maribyrnong planning services director Nigel Higgins said that as a result of community feedback, the council would return the fountain to the Essex Street park and upgrade it to include three dog-drinking bowls.