Monthly Archives: October 2012

Residents battle transport woes

Northern Weekly 29 Oct 2012 Sue Hewitt RESIDENTS of an Epping North housing estate with bus stops but no buses are fed up with the lack of public transport, according to the Aurora Community Association. The association wants Aurora estate residents to join its transport working group to lobby for significant improvements, says its president, Toni-Marie Wuelfert. “Without public transport, … > More

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Whittlesea elections 2012 winners

Whittlesea Leader 27 Oct 2012 Staff Writer THE Whittlesea Council election count has ended, with five new faces on council. The Leader believes the tally was completed about 10am today, but the results have not yet been posted on the Victorian Electoral Commission website. The successful candidates are: North Ward Ricky Kirkham, Rex Griffin and Nicola Davis. South East Ward … > More

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CFLLC Garden needs your vote

Dear ACA Members and supporters, Many of you have visited Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre (CFLLC), and hopefully most of you who have visited CFLLC have noticed the ever growing Community Garden out back! It is with great pride that the ACA announce to the community that the CFLLC Community Garden has been short-listed as a finalist for cycle … > More

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Places Victoria Annual Report 2012

The annual report of Places Victoria is out now, you can view the whole report through here Key Points: Aurora is still the biggest project for Places Victoria in terms of size. Here is the section about Aurora: “Places Victoria continued to focus on delivering key facilities at its Aurora community in Epping North throughout 2011/2012. Aurora is now home … > More

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Discount Pet Microchipping 27-10

We have numerous lost animals in the Epping North area, one way you can get your animal back after an escape  is through microchipping. Residents get a discount on pet registration fees if their cat or dog is microchipped. You can have your pet microchipped at a vet clinic, or one of the council supported discount microchipping days. City of … > More

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Welcome Expo this Friday 26-10-12

This Friday 26 October 2012 Come along to our New Residents Welcome Expo and find out how Council and community organisations can support you, while meeting other local residents and connecting with your local community. The expo will include: lunch and refreshments profiles on Council departments and community organisations that focus on: family, children, youth and seniors Aboriginal communities new … > More

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Local Elections- close friday 6pm

Every 4 years, residents aged over 18 vote to elect councillors for Whittlesea Council by compulsory postal ballot. You should have received your postal vote pack in the mail by now (if you are enrolled to vote). On 26 October at 6pm voting closes i.e. you must complete your ballot paper and return it by this time. Australian citizens and … > More

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Cut grass or face $1408 fine

City of Whittlesea 17 October 2012 Reminder to cut grass ahead of the Declared Fire Danger period Fire hazard inspections are now underway ahead of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) Declared Fire Danger Period, with fire posing a major risk in our community. As a result of recent changes to State Government legislation, the penalties for non-compliance have increased significantly … > More

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Acacia students to find new schools

Whittlesea Leader 18 Oct 2012 Staff Writers UPDATE 4.40pm: Uniting Church moderator Isabel Thomas Dobson today apologised to staff, parents and students over the added “extreme pressure” the school’s closure would cause them. She said the school’s dire financial situation was fully realised in the last six weeks despite concerns over the development for a whole year. “We did our … > More

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Acacia main players have say

Whittlesea Leader 23 Oct 2012 Staff Reporters THE PRINCIPAL ACACIA College principal Andrew Houghton says he has been amazed by the resilience shown by students. Mr Houghton whose three children attend the school, said last Wednesday’s announcement came as a huge shock. Speaking the day after the announcement, he commended the school community on how it had reacted. “Last night … > More

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