Monthly Archives: October 2014

Spring newsletter out now

The Aurora Community Association’s Spring 2014 newsletter is now available to read at: http://www.aurora.asn.au/downloads/aca-newsletters/ Contents includes: 1. President’s report 2. 2014 ACA Committee, End of year members celebration 3. Membership renewal reminder 4. Train load of postcards 5. Trivia night helpers needed for 2015 6. Candidates meet and greet 7. Creeds Farm LLC update 8. City of Whittlesea news 9. … > More

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No commitment on interchange at O’Herns Rd

Whittlesea Leader 28 October 2014 Cara Horner EPPING North continues to be neglected by the major political parties who are yet to commit to an interchange at the O’Herns Rd overpass of the Hume Freeway. Aurora Community Association spokeswoman Cara Horner said she was happy for supporters of the rail line extension but was extremely disappointed with the Liberal and … > More

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Access Denied message from the mayor

Whittlesea Leader 28 October 2014 Mary Lalios LAST week’s announcement that the Liberal Party will build the Mernda rail extension is a major milestone for our community. This announcement joins the commitment already made by the Greens and Labor, guaranteeing the rail line will be extended from South Morang to Mernda, regardless of the outcome of the state election. The … > More

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Campaign win for Mernda rail extension

Whittlesea Leader 28 October 2014 Katrina Hinschen and Sandro Olivo The Access Denied campaign landed the last big fish needed for a rail extension to the booming suburb when Premier Denis Napthine last week announced $700 million for the project, with works to be completed by 2021. With Labor and the Greens already committed to the vital piece of infrastructure, … > More

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State Election Candidates Meet & Greets

These two events run by the ACA are designed to let voters meet candidates for the state seats of Mill Park and Thomastown so they can find out more about them and how they plan to work for constituents if they are elected. Light refreshments provided. Sunday 9th November 2014 Mill Park Candidates Meet & Greet Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm … > More

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New Citizens Practice Voting

This event is designed to give new citizens the skills they need to confidently vote in elections & make sure their vote counts. First time voters and voters who are not confident in the ballot process are encouraged to attend the event. All welcome from either Thomastown or Mill Park electorate! Date: Sunday 16th November 2014 Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm … > More

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CFA at Lehmann’s Farm Park

CFA at Lehmann’s Farm Park – Sunday 16 November! Come and check out the CFA trucks, talk to local brigade members about fire safety, learn some practical fire safety tips! The action starts at 11am at Lehmann’s Farm Park, Broadleaf Park Epping North on Sunday 16 November. Bring the family and find out what you can do to prepare for … > More

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Photo shoot for Interchange story

On Monday 27th October (tomorrow) we will be having a photograph taken by the Whittlesea Leader newspaper and we need people to be in it! The photo will accompany a story that will run in this week’s paper on the Access Denied campaign and the lack of commitment by all major parties on the construction of the O’Herns Rd Hume … > More

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Mernda rail extension will go ahead

Whittlesea Leader 21 October 2014 Katrina Hinschen and Sandro Olivo Premier Denis Napthine with Whittlesea Mayor Mary Lalios at the announcement of a $700 million plan for the Mernda rail extension. Picture: Carmelo Bazzano PREMIER Denis Napthine has announced the Liberal Government will provide $700 million for a rail extension to Mernda if it wins the state election. The announcement … > More

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Push for pledge on interchange

Whittlesea Leader 21 October 2014 Katrina Hinschen Traffic gridlock is stunting economic growth in Epping North, with a Hume Freeway/O’Herns Rd interchange the only answer. Katrina Hinschen reports INVESTORS say economic growth in Epping North is being crippled by the major political parties that won’t commit to an O’Herns Rd/ Hume Freeway interchange. The heads of big business have called … > More

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