Monthly Archives: April 2012

Senior Citizens Group

A question was asked at the April Coffee and Chat about whether the area has a Senior Citizens group- at present there isn’t (we think), but with only a handful of people a group can be set up.  If you are a senior citizen and would like to become involved (or know of someone who would) then register your/ their … > More

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Epping Pet Owners Club

Dan and Kerryn are trying to set up a pet owners club for the local area.  If you have a pet and you would like to be involved please email the ACA on enquiry@aurora.asn.au  and your details will be passed onto Dan and Kerryn and they will contact you directly about it.

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Neighbourhood Watch

There were a number of people at the Coffee and Chat concerned about burglaries, hoon behaviour and other criminal activity in the Estate.  The use of new estates by thieves/ those looking for trouble as a stomping ground is not new and there was only something just a week or two ago in the local paper about it.  One way … > More

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Community Development Grants up for grabs

Its that time of year again, we have the opportunity to apply for up to $5000 worth of funding from the City of Whittlesea to support local community driven programs that promote social inclusion, reduce disadvantage and build community capacity. This might be a community feast, a festival celebrating a certain event, a series of workshops on a particular topic, … > More

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Solar Hot Water petition & door knock

Many of you have had bad experiences with your Dux Sun Pro solar hot water systems breaking, leaking, stopping working.  Some of you tried to contact the makers of Dux about it after the article in the local newspaper in February and got no response.  It was agreed at the April Coffee and Chat that maybe the makers of the … > More

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New bus timetable for Epping North

We have a new timetable and also a slight change in route for the 575 bus that comes up to Epping North.  This is due to the opening of the South Morang train station yesterday (Sunday 22nd April). See http://ptv.vic.gov.au/news/news-promotions/new-south-morang-station-opens-and-train-and-bus-services-introduced-effective-sunday-22-april-2012 for more details. You can find the online version of the map of the route at http://ptv.vic.gov.au/maps-stations-stops/metropolitan-buses/bus/2348 . The only … > More

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Last day to RSVP for Coffee and Chat April 21

Hi Aurorians/ friends of the ACA, I hope you have had a great school holiday and/or Easter break.  I myself have just got back home after being away in Adelaide welcoming my little newborn Niece into the world- new borns always make you feel so hopeful about the future don’t they? I have just realised that the FREE Coffee and … > More

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Hands on Sustainability Guide 2012

The City of Whittlesea’s 2012 Hands On Sustainability Guide is now available. The guide lists a number of Council and community organised events throughout the year that you can join in for free. Tree planting, frog discovery, bike rides, keeping chooks, green cleaning, reducing energy bills, composting and heaps more! Here is a link to the guide on the City of … > More

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Power to the people of Melbourne

16 Apr 12 Whittlesea Leader Andrew Jefferson MELBURNIANS are being urged to band together to fight rising power costs. Electricity bills in Melbourne have jumped 74 per cent in the past five years, while gas bills have jumped 40 per cent. But by grouping together to buy electricity or gas in bulk from a single retailer, homeowners can cut between … > More

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Hume interchange: Whittlesea seeks $110m from Canberra

Northern Weekly 10 Apr, 2012 Fran Cusworth WHITTLESEA City Council is seeking a $110 million Hume Freeway interchange at Epping as part of a bid for more than $200 million in federal infrastructure funding in Melbourne’s north. Whittlesea joined six other councils representing Melbourne’s north to lobby federal ministerial advisers to fund 14 local infrastructure projects in the federal budget. … > More

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