Monthly Archives: December 2012

Free hard waste service

Do you know about Council’s hard waste collection? Householders (even renters) living in the City of Whittlesea are entitled to use the free service twice a year for household items that are broken or cannot be reused. To book your  hard waste collection phone 9401 0555 or email your contact details and a list of items that  you want collected … > More

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Xmas Lights Comp Winners

Congratulations to Kristy and Tammy who are the winners of the 2012 Christmas Lights Competition. Thanks for participating in the compettion and to those of you who voted for your favourite photo. Places Victoria will send out prizes (Coles Myer voucher) early in the New Year. Happy and safe holidays to you all!

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Epping North on ABC news

Did you see Epping North resident Jody Charles on ABC news last night (Thursday 20th December 2012) in a story on new Catholic schools being built in Melbourne?  If not, check it out- Find out more about the new St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Catholic Parish Primary School.

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Recycle your pine Xmas tree

During December and January, City of Whittlesea residents can book a FREE kerbside collection of pine Christmas trees through Council’s Bundled Branch Service. To book phone 9401 0555 during business hours or email You can arrange for small branches to be collected from your naturestrip anytime of the year by booking a free kerbside bundled branch collection . Households … > More

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Trivia Night Helpers needed

The ACA is planning to hold a trivia night on Saturday 16th March 2013.  The purpose of the trivia night is twofold- 1.  To provide a family friendly social function for residents and 2.  To raise funds for the ACA so we can pay for our ongoing annual costs that keep the association functioning eg public liability insurance, website hosting … > More

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Road petition tabled

Petition update: Fund Oherns Rd – Hume Freeway interchange in Epping North now! Thank you to those of you who signed the ACA petition urging the State Government to resolve to immediately fund (in combination with the Federal Government where applicable): 1.         The design and construction of the northern and southern ramps connecting O’Herns Road with the Hume Freeway (a … > More

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Carols by Candlelight 2012

Carols by Candlelight 2012- Friday 14th December 7pm- 10pm Redleap Reserve, Mill Park (Melways Ref 9K4) The City of Whittlesea annual Carols by Candlelight event is held on the second Friday in December at Redleap Reserve in Mill Park, and features performances from the Community Choir, the Diamond Valley Brass Band and other local groups. Bring the whole family to … > More

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Garden Competition

The City of Whittlesea annual garden competition recognises local gardeners who use environmentally-friendly garden practices allocating a total prize pool valued at $2,100. There are 2 competition categories; Best Front Garden and Best Edible Garden. A team of judges inspect each entrant’s garden and choose a winner in each category, who receive prizes worth up to $500. Judges also award prizes for second and … > More

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Plan for Cheaper Loans

Whittlesea Leader 4 Dec 2012 Cheryl Balfour Yan Yean state Labor MP Danielle Green is pushing for changes to boost councils’ capacity to spend on infrastructure. THE state Opposition’s plan for jobs and growth includes an infrastructure fund for growth areas and a lowinterest loan scheme for councils. Yan Yean state Labor MP Danielle Green said a dedicated fund for … > More

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Women in Work- Cert 3 Childcare‏

Please find below some information from City of Whittlesea regarding an exciting opportunity for a number of local women to get training and additional language and tutoring support to work in a local childcare social enterprise once qualified and assessed. Below are details about the course and the information day coming up next Monday 10th December.   They are happy to … > More

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