Monthly Archives: December 2015


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – 2016 NOMINATIONS OPEN Nominations are now open for individuals and community groups across the City of Whittlesea to nominate a woman who has made a significant contribution to the local community. A nomination pack is available from  or by calling Deepty on 9401 6666. Nominations close on Friday 26 February 2016. Women’s Day celebration will … > More

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Nominate an outstanding woman

Whittlesea Community Connections Brochure December 2015 International Women’s Day 2016   Nominate an outstanding woman today!   The 8th of March is International Women’s Day, an occasion marked by groups around the world and commemorated by the United Nations. In the City of Whittlesea, an Annual International Women’s Day Event is held to recognise of the voluntary contributions made by … > More

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CREEDS FARM LIVING AND LEARNING CENTRE Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre is looking for a Treasurer and an Ordinary Committee Member. The Committee meets in the evenings about once every 6 weeks.  Creeds Farm is a not for profit  incorporated association, own their own property, employ a Manager and receive government grants. Ordinary Committee Member’s Responsibilities: … > More

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Heart-catcher Project – school holidays art

Whittlesea Council Brochure December 2015 Bored these school holidays? Bring the family along for some free hands-on art activities and social interaction. The Heart-catcher Project is an initiative to capture what truly is the heart of the community. Come along and create your own heart to be displayed at the Whittlesea Community Festival in March 2016. In the meantime, your … > More

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The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) and Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) have just released the 5th edition of A Gender Agenda. The guide is a kit for women who want to stand for local government and for those who want to assist other women to stand. The guide can be found at Further information: If you would like … > More

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Survive the heat

Victoria State Government Better Health Channel Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster. During the 2009 Victorian heatwave the number of deaths increased by 374 people. Extreme heat can affect anybody. Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition. Survive the heat this summer with these five simple tips:    Drink more … > More

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Fire Watch Dashboard – reminder

ACA Fire Watch Dashboard on ACA website! December 12, 2013 The Aurora Community Association Fire Watch Dashboard is a webpage that aggregates real time information from several sources to provide the local community with a consolidated snapshot of fire danger information specific for the Epping North/ Wollert area. This will help residents of the community make decisions about their fire … > More

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New bus routes

Whittlesea Leader 15 December 2015 Katrina Hinschen Boost for bus users   NEW ROUTES WILL GO TO HOSPITAL, SHOPPING CENTRE AND RAILWAY STATION   NEW bus routes will start in Epping North and Wollert in the new year. Commuters will have access to more frequent and direct bus services that will be co-ordinated with train arrivals and departures at Epping … > More

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Extending scout links

Northern Star Weekly 8 December 2015 Alexandra Laskie Scouts to forge ties with Muslim community   Scout groups in Melbourne’s outer north, backed by the state government, are planning to forge partnerships with Muslim schools. The state government has given Scouts Victoria $457,000 for programs to extend its reach into new communities. Epping North Scouts group leader Cara Horner said … > More

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O’Herns Rd interchange business case

Whittlesea Leader 1 December 2015 Katrina Hinschen O’HERNS RD PROJECT BUSINESS CASE ON THE FRONT BURNER   THE business case for the O’Herns Rd interchange is on track, Premier Daniel Andrews says. The project, a key plank of the Access Denied campaign, a Whittlesea Council partnership with the Whittlesea Leader, has already secured a $40.7 million commitment from the State … > More

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