Monthly Archives: June 2014

Winter 2014 ACA newsletter out now!

The latest newsletter from the Aurora Community Association is now available at: Page contents includes: A word from the President. Neighbourhood Watch Trivia Night Annual General Meeting 23rd July- new committee members needed for 2014-15 Transport Working Group Report Multicultural Celebration Transport Campaigning; Transport forum What will we do this afternoon? Mums Night Out Creeds’ Seeds and Feeds (Gardening … > More

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Bus Advocacy coffee & chat notes

Last Saturday 14th June, the ACA held a Coffee and Chat that focused on bus advocacy.  Over 30 people attended the event.  Helen Said from ‘Bring Back the Buses’ campaign and Lily D’Ambrosio MP gave ideas and tips on how to campaign for better bus services in our area. The following ideas were generated at the meeting: – petitions – … > More

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Need for suitable bus route

Whittlesea Leader, 24 June 2014 Conversations MOVING to Aurora (housing estate) seemed a dream, with open space and parklands, recycled water and environmentallyfriendly building. A place you could call home if you drove a car. Driving through Aurora, especially along Edgars Rd, all you can see is metal bus shelters with no timetable displayed or signs denoting route numbers. On … > More

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No shared path in upgrade

Whittlesea Leader, 24 June 2014 Conversations REGARDING the Access Denied campaign and business owner Craig Barnes’ concerns (“Businesses at the crossroads, June 10). When Miller St was upgraded and extended to O’Herns Rd, it should have included a shared pedestrian and cycling path to connect the shopping centre with the allegedly-sustainable estate of Aurora. KEVIN BALAAM Reference

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We Want Trains Not Tolls Rally: Saturday 28 June 2014

We Want Trains Not Tolls Rally: Saturday 28 June 2014 On June 28 Victorians will come together in a mass rally and march against the East West toll road and for investment in public transport. We are calling it the Trains Not Tolls Rally or #Rally4PT. This event is being organised by a broad coalition of over 50 community groups. … > More

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“Read with Me” babies starting 25/6

“Read with Me” Sessions run by Yarra Plenty Regional Library in Epping North For who: parents and carers with babies 0-12 months When: 12.30pm-1.30pm for 4 Wednesdays from 25 June to 16 July inclusive Where: Epping Views Family and Community Centre, 15A Lyndarum Drive Epping What: Demonstrating how to read to babies, simple early literacy tips, music and activities.  Take … > More

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Garden on a budget workshop 29/6

Creeds’ Seeds and Feeds Join Creeds Farm Community Garden on the last Sunday of each month to create a thriving sustainable community garden and share in its rewards! June’s special guest is Maria from My Green Garden to talk about budget gardening techniques including propagation. When: Sunday 29 June 2014, 9.30am-12pm Where: Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre, 2 Snugburgh … > More

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What do you think of CFA messages?

What do you think of the CFA’s messages? RMIT on behalf of the Country Fire Authority is running a focus group on the messages it sends to the public. Your opinion is important. RMIT and the CFA have joined forces to run some research into what people think of the current online fire messaging from the CFA before and during … > More

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Discuss transport with candidates

Coming to a town hall near you: Meet candidates face-to-face to discuss transport issues In the run up to the next State election, Melbourne councils and Leader newspapers have combined to organise candidate forums about transport in town hall meetings across Melbourne. You are invited to a forum about local transport issues in the forthcoming State election. You’ll be able … > More

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Access on the agenda

MAYOR CALLS ON STATE TO FIX TRANSPORT THE Access Denied campaign has made its way to State Parliament. Picture: PAUL LOUGHNAN Whittlesea Mayor Mary Lalios and director of advocacy and communications Griff Davis met with MPs about the Access Denied Campaign.Whittlesea Council Mayor Mary Lalios and the council’s director of advocacy and communications Griff Davis met with Greens MP Colleen … > More

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