Monthly Archives: February 2012

Growth push: 30 schools needed in Whittlesea

Northern Weekly Fran Cusworth 28 Feb 2012 WHITTLESEA needs 30 new primary schools over the next five years to keep up with expected population growth, a council manager says. Despite a new school being built every one to two years, Whittlesea council’s general manager of advocacy and communications, Griff Davis, says the council is “behind the eight-ball and the government … > More

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ACA Trivia Night- major fundraiser

The Aurora Community Association (representing the community where we live) is having its major fund raising event for the year on March 24th- a Trivia night! Please see attached flyer for more details.  The event will be held in Epping North at the Epping Views Primary School (in Epping North), 7pm for a 7.30pm start, Saturday 24th March 2012. Tickets … > More

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MTF Meeting – Are Melbourne’s Growth Areas Sustainable?

Tony Francis ACA member, 24 February 2012 The question “Are Melbourne’s Growth Areas Sustainable?” was addressed at a public meeting hosted by the Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) on Wednesday afternoon, 22nd February 2012 at the Melbourne Town Hall. (The MTF is an advocacy group comprising members from Melbourne metropolitan local government – see website Much of the meeting covered … > More

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Pet rabbit found in SW corner of estate

One of our residents has found a pet rabbit near her house- SW corner of the estate, Feldgrau Rise. If you have lost a pet rabbit, or if you would like to give this rabbit a home if we cant find its owners, then please email us at and let us know and we can put you in contact … > More

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2nd FTTH box eligibility criteria- for Stages 1-7 residents

As discussed at the General Meeting last week, please find attached a letter from Places Victoria regarding the installation of a second FTTH box and eligibility criteria regarding its installation. Residents who are concerned about having their FTTH cabinet locked and wish to have a second cabinet installed should review the criteria in this document and contact the FTTH Help … > More

Posted in ACA In The News, Announcements, Community News |

Residential building energy efficiency project- volunteers needed

Do you (or do you have friends who) live in a house that is less than 9 years old?  If so, then read on! The CSIRO are still looking for people in the Melbourne and Geelong area to volunteer for the Residential Building Energy Efficiency Project. If you live in a house less than 9 years old then it is … > More

Posted in Announcements |

ACA Summer Newsletter now online

The summer 2012 edition of the ACA newsletter has been released. If you wish to sign up to the email notification service for the newsletter please go to the registration page.

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Clean Up Australia Day in Epping North

Clean Up Australia Day is on the first Sunday in March (4th March 2012).  You are invited to help clean up the Lyndarum Wetlands, Epping North.  Anyone and everyone can take part, it’s fun, easy and a great way to get your neighbourhood looking clean and litter free.  So get your family, friends and neighbours involved! Clean Up Australia Day … > More

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‘Heat’ breaks Aurora solar panels

Northern Weekly Fran Cusworth 13 Feb 2012 FAULTY installation has been blamed for solar hot water panels in the Aurora estate cracking and leaking. Widespread breaking of panels and subsequent leaking over roofs has infuriated residents, with estimates that a third of homes in the estate may have cracked panels. Manufacturer Dux Hot Water has replaced faulty panels, most of … > More

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Panel decides fate of lagging Aurora estate development

Northern Weekly Meagan Weymes 06 February 2012 STATE government developer Places Victoria will consider selling more than half the Aurora estate to private developers in an attempt to speed up development. Construction on the Aurora development started in 2005 but only 850 homes out of a projected 8000 have been built or are under construction. Places Victoria has identified 317 … > More

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