Monthly Archives: January 2015

O’Herns Rd Funding Concerns

Whittlesea Leader 20 January 2015 Katrina Hinschen Council fights for money   O’HERNS RD INTERCHANGE UPGRADE CASH NOT FORTHCOMING THE Federal Government is remaining tight-lipped on its funding commitment for the O’Herns Rd interchange. Whittlesea Council says it has a verbal understanding for funding consideration but the government says it isn’t aware of it. The project needs money from local, … > More

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Wanted:100 houses to install a water tank

The City of Whittlesea are looking for 100 households to install a rainwater tank.  Save between $3,300 to $3,500 on a tank installation! Rainwater tanks reduce annual water consumption in the home, even in a drought. They’re easy to use and come in styles to suit most homes. Council are looking for 100 households from anywhere in the City of … > More

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Urban sprawl killing wildlife

Northern Star Weekly 13 January 2015 Lexi Cottee Hume, Whittlesea urban sprawl’s wildlife killing zone revealed Poor planning in Melbourne’s northern fringe is pushing wildlife onto the roads to be killed or injured by traffic, according to Wildlife Victoria. Between December 5 last year and January 6, the 24-hour wildlife emergency service helped 93 injured or orphaned animals in Hume, … > More

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World Wetland Day Bird Walk & Talk

The Merri Creek Management Committee will host a bird walk at the beautiful Plenty Gorge Wetlands on World Wetlands Day, Monday 2nd February 2015. Zoologist and President of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, John Harris will lead the guided walk around the wetlands which hosts some rare and threatened species.   Where: Plenty Gorge Wetlands. Park near corner of … > More

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Read with me Babies

Free program for parents or carers and their babies (ages 0-12 months) Demonstrating how to read to babies, simple early literacy tips, music and activities. Puppets, bubbles and more! Take time to laugh, sing and play with your baby. Two venues in Epping North: Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre Cnr Redding Rise and Snugburgh Way, Epping North Friday 13 … > More

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Occasional care & playgroup Epping Nth

Opening in January 2015, the Galada Kindergarten in Epping North (run by the YMCA) are looking at operating occasional care and playgroup.  This is fantastic for Epping North/ Wollert as occasional care in the past has been non-existent! Occasional care will run twice a week: Monday 9am-2pm and Friday 9am-2pm- at a cost of $6.50 per hour (please note there … > More

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Free Music Class For Kids

Friday 16 January 10.20-11.05am (14mths-4yrs) 11.30am-12.15pm (6-13mths) The most original musical class for babies and toddlers on the planet! Hartbeeps create developmental programs for babies and young children using the medium of specially  created sound systems, sound effects, music and song; much like an interactive musical for young ones. Morning tea provided. Join us at Third Place Café, 286 Epping … > More

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Backyard fireworks warning

CFA News 29 December 2014 Victorian WorkCover Authority Do not put your family at risk with fireworks Victorians are being urged to rethink New Year’s Eve plans involving illegal backyard fireworks displays, or risk facing fines of up to $14,761. The warning comes following the collection of more than eight tonnes of illegal fireworks and flares by the Victorian WorkCover … > More

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