By Alesha Capone

40 years ago

October 25, 1978

Werribee Racing Club will be conducting a Fashions on the Field event at the Werribee Cup carnival next Wednesday, November 1. Werribee business people have donated a large array of prizes for the winner, while the shire president, Cr Jim Bellin will present a sash and a sheath of flowers, plus a $50 cheque from the racing club.

30 years ago

October 19, 1988

The Werribee Council announced a $37 million budget for the 1988/89 fiscal year, last week, but it will not cover even 50 per cent of the projects council had aimed to carry out, according to Werribee’s town clerk Mr John Kerr. Mr Kerr said council needed $65 million to cover roads programs but council would only receive about half a million dollars from the Federal Government.

20 years ago

October 21, 1998

Wyndham is warming up for one of the city’s biggest events of the year – next Wednesday’s Werribee Cup. The cup has become an institution since the Werribee Racing Club formed in 1912.

10 years ago

October 22, 2008

The long-awaited Wyndham North police station has suffered another set-back with its planned opening date pushed back until 2010. There has been no construction work on the Sayers Road site, despite the State Government’s promise three years ago that it would be finished by June this year.