Monthly Archives: November 2012

Festival stall helpers needed 2/12

Dear ACA members and supporters, we are a few helpers short for our stall at the Aurora Christmas festival this Sunday 2nd Dec 11.00 am to 2.30 pm. Please see previous post (below) for more information. If you are able to help out for an hour at the event or so we would be very grateful- many hands make like … > More

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Voices of outer suburbs

The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) recently launched the Voices of Outer Suburbs project website. They would like to invite people of all ages who live or work in the outer suburbs to take part in this online project by uploading their story about living in an outer suburb onto the website either in text and/ or video and/ or … > More

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Public land sale mooted

The Age 26 Nov 2012 Markia Dobbin STATE government developer Places Victoria is in turmoil over plans to cover a more than $18 million financial loss with a fire sale of public land to private developers – including overseas investors. Fairfax Media has learnt that chief executive Sam Sangster will announce his resignation this week after being appointed only a … > More

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Still liveable?

The Age November 22, 2012 Jason Dowling and Miki Perkins WHEN Cara Horner moved to a new housing estate in Epping North, she was drawn by its environmental credentials, the lower land prices and the chance to build an affordable family home. Yes, her family would be moving away from a well-established suburb but Horner was reassured by VicUrban, the … > More

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Real stars of Aurora

Could you handle a little star treatment? Places Victoria are looking for the real stars of Aurora to take part in a photographic shoot. You’ll receive the real star treatment, including hair and make up and feature in a series of photographs to be used in Aurora marketing. They are looking for real Aurora locals with no modelling experience. They … > More

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Transport on working group’s radar

Whittlesea Leader 21 Nov 2012 Cheryl Balfour A TRAFFIC interchange where O’Herns Rd meets the Hume Freeway in Epping North is the first of several projects on the radar for a new Transport Working Group. Aurora Community Association members launched the rejuvenated working group and a petition calling on the State Government to fund the interchange in its next budget. … > More

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Gardening in difficult soils

Please see below an invitation to the Gardening in Difficult Soils session at Creeds Farm Community Garden on Sunday 25th November 10.30am- Midday. The event is an opportunity for people to come and learn how heavy clay soils at Creeds Farm are being improved. It is also a chance to see how last months seeds and seedlings are coming along … > More

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Epping North farm’s pick of the bunch

Whittlesea Leader 20 Nov 2012 Cheryl Balfour GREEN thumbs at Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre in Epping North were thrilled to receive a $1000 grant from Leader Newspapers for its community garden. The Creeds Farm proposal for a new garden shed received the most online votes in the second round of the Leader Local Grants program. Volunteers Amber, 2, … > More

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Helpers for Xmas Festival stall

Dear ACA members and supporters, As many of you are aware from social media and advertisements in the local papers, Places Victoria will host a FREE Aurora Christmas Festival on Sunday 2nd December from 11.00 am to 2.30 pm at the Lehmann’s Farm Park in Broadleaf Drive, Epping North (Mel 181 F5). The ACA will be having a stall at … > More

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Facebook promotion winner

The ACA would like to announce the winner of the Carboot Sale Facebook Promotion– Molly Corner has won the $50 Bunnings voucher for liking the ACA and posting the following comment: ‘I love that there are a variety of playgrounds, nature reserves and amenities. We get out, play, walk are active and getting sunshine.’ Congratulations to Molly and thankyou to … > More

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