Monthly Archives: January 2014

FREE detox your home this sat 1/2

Don’t forget. you can dispose of your old and unwanted household chemicals in an environmentally responsible way by bringing them to the free City of Whittlesea Detox Your Home Day on Saturday, 1 February 2014 8.00am- 4.00pm. Registration is essential. Once registered, you will receive an email and/or SMS confirming the details. The following household chemicals will be accepted: kitchen and … > More

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Places Vic appoints new CEO

Yesterday Places Victoria announced the appointment of its new CEO, Gregory Anderson. See website: http://www.places.vic.gov.au/cs/Satellite?c=VArticle&cid=1365646274170&pagename=VicUrban%2FLayout&site=Places

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Signs point to more hot times ahead

Northern Weekly Helen Grimaux 27 January 2014 While nothing like as severe as the heatwave of a fortnight ago, this week’s run of hot, dry weather sounds warning bells for a long fire season ahead. But the recent spate of fast-moving grassfires on the fringes of housing estates at Mernda, Wollert and Craigieburn did not provoke the same mass exodus … > More

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Blazes spark warning

Whittlesea Leader Cheryl Balfour 28 January 2014 Another heatwave has increased the threat of grassfires and put our fireys on high alert, Cheryl Balfour reports From page 1 A FAULTY car airconditioner was the cause of a raging fire that engulfed grassland in Mernda last week. Picture: YURI KOUZMIN CFA and MFB firefighters have fought recent grassfires together and stopped … > More

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College finds temporary home, looks to open in 2015

Whittlesea Leader 28 January 2014 BLACKWOOD College, the community-driven project to build a Prep-Year 12 school in Mernda and Doreen, will be based in Greensborough during its foundation year. Xandee, Glenn Davidson, Kate, Jessie White, Meg, Kim Farrugia and Phillip Burtt visit the Greensborough site that will become Blackwood College’s temporary home. College spokeswoman Jessie White said a sixmonth lease … > More

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Two teenagers go to police over grassfire in Epping

Herald Sun, Rebekah Cavanagh, Tom Minear, Cheryl Balfour, 28 January 2014 TWO teenagers who are suspected of deliberately lighting a grassfire have handed themselves into police. The 16-year-old boy and girl are being interviewed by Whittlesea CIU detectives. A young boy, who was with the couple when they allegedly lit the fire while walking home, was also speaking to investigators, … > More

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Buses or bust for growing North Epping estate

Northern Weekly, Helen Grimaux, 27 January 2014 There’s a new hope for the Aurora Community Association campaign to get buses to bus stops already on the streets of North Epping. Freedom of Information documents obtained by the Labor opposition reveal Public Transport Victoria will put forward plans to extend bus services in Epping North and Wollert to this year’s state … > More

Posted in ACA In The News, Community News, Media - Public Transport |

FireReady Quiz competition

Another hot week. Great timing for this FireReady Quiz competition organised by the Victorian State Government Department of Justice. It has been designed specifically for our area so please – enter it yourself as a resident of the area and get your friends who live in the area to do it too! Win Melbourne derby double passes! Complete the FireReady … > More

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We need to talk about our Australian cities

Andrew Giles The Guardian 28 January 2014 We need to talk about our Australian cities, and how to sustain their growth Building communities is about so much more than building houses, and we must be prepared to lead a big conversation in the communities we represent. Sunny Melbourne day. Photograph: Alamy We need to talk about cities, especially Australia’s large … > More

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Detox Your Home- Epping Feb 1

Detox your Home at Epping’s free household chemical collection Do you need to dispose of unwanted household chemicals? You can reduce the risk of poisoning, environmental pollution and bushfire hazards, as well as improve recycling rates, by dropping off unwanted chemicals at Epping’s Detox your Home mobile collection. Detox your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose … > More

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